Whatever happened to Overpopulation? Most of us baby boomers can remember the days of serious talk in the media about the problem with too many people on the planet. They called it “The Population Explosion” and called for “Zero Population Growth.” Some said the earth could only sustain 6 billion people. Others said science would find a way to survive.
All that was in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Today, at just over 7 billion people, we rarely hear any talk of overpopulation although we do hear things about carbon footprints and global warming. But not much about food supplies running out just yet. No, you have to search for information these days because it is not showing up in the media nearly as much.
I got curious and did a little research. I may post more about this topic over the coming weeks, but lets just start with this one as a primer.
The Science of Overpopulation:
Recommendations from NASA:
“A manned mission to Mars is necessary for our ‘species to survive’, says Nasa chief Charles Bolden as he plots a three-step plan to land humans on the red planet by 2030.
To achieve this stellar ambition, Mr Bolden, head of the US space programme and a veteran space shuttle pilot, outlined a series of ‘stepping stones’ to Mars that include ‘lassoing’ an asteroid and bringing it into the Moon’s orbit by 2015, growing plants in space and using 3D printers for onboard repairs.”
Will science have the answer in time? Stay tuned while we explore the possibilities in future posts. In the meantime, there are lots of other things life can throw at us such as an EMP, superstorms, earthquakes, floods, etc. Be ready and prepare for life with DTCLifeTools.com