first of a series of questions

I’ve some questions, and I’d love to get your input via answers, or even related questions: first question is what percent of us think people currently represent a threat to the continued success and/or growth of the human population? please offer your best guess via a response below. Thanks.


n.b. I’m not asking, here, about whose responsibility the future will be, but rather about how we think people perceive the probable outcome of mankind’s current activities, and what % of us (% of world population) think that way.  Clarifying comments in you responses will be appreciated, since I seem to be poor at making this question clear.  Thanks.

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2 Responses to first of a series of questions

  1. Hank says:

    Gosh George, I really have no idea about what percentage of people think that way. I know that people have been predicting that overpopulation will devastate the earth for a long time now and technology keeps kicking the ball down the road. But it certainly seems to me that it’s impossible to keep growing the population indefinitely. But it’s impossible to predict what will happen or how it will turn out. For example, suppose we figure out how to make unlimited amounts of energy from fusion reactors and people radically slow down their birth rates. Could that kick the ball down the road indefinitely? I think you’d have to do a survey to determine how many people think human population is a threat to our continued success and I really have no idea what the results would be.

  2. george says:

    Alright, then how about your own best guess? Perhaps as a probability. Are you optimistic or pessimistic?

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