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  • I don't think there is much we can do other than sex education and persuading people to have less children.
  • I read that a lot of people in poorer countries have larger families, because of their fears about losing their children to the circumstances that cause their higher child mortality rates. So in addition to having less children in countries with longer life expectancies, and as paradoxical as it may seem, perhaps it would actually be a good idea to decrease the child mortality rates in those areas to the point where those people feel confident enough to limit the sizes of their families.
  • The traditional cures are war, famine, pestilence, and death.
  • And increasing exponentially. Good question. How many can this good earth support without breaking down? In the past, famine, wars, pandemics and disasters have helped control the population. None of them sounds good.
  • Teach teenagers the importance of birth control by giving them a look into the true difficulties of becoming a teen parent.
  • Stop subsidizing nonproductive nations and nonproductive people.
  • Stop giving birth and adopt those that are here
  • Our country doesn't really have a population problem, in fact, no developed country does. Countries with poor populations are the ones driving up the population numbers. First, I would allow U.S. aid to provide for population control, something that the Bush crowd outlawed. Next, I would encourage poor countries to improve their economies without the provisions included in the world bank loans. I would also provide more assistance to countries that try to bring their birth rate under control. By the way the Bush policy of just bombing populations to acceptable levels isn't a good way to do it.
  • Channel the US national debt into a offshore hedge fund "with no evidence" of an insider trading tip, and miraculously feed the world.
  • Get your swine flu shot
  • Well we could start by talking to the Duggers. Maybe asking them to quit now. http://www.duggarfamily.com/
  • tell the chinese to stop having babies
  • stop giving birth to a bunch of children one guy next door has 9 kids
  • Stop having sex?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Well-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l. . . . . . . .it could happen! LOL
  • 1, ban unnecessary fertility treatments, if you can have a baby through regular sex, then do it that way. 2, put a 4 child limit per person, women can mother 4 children, and men can father 4 children, after that if you get knocked up, or knock someone else up, mandatory sterilization. 3, Free vasectomies to those who want them, same for getting tubes tied. That should take care of it lol
  • You want me to stir up a hornets nest Jim? That will lower the population.
  • The government is already doing it ever hear of HIV AIDS, cancer, etc or the new nasty one swine flu
  • What should we do? Just quit fuckin' around and get busy.
  • Well the reason that the population is increasing is because there are more people being born than there are people dying. To stop the population from increasing, you have to either have a balance of people dying and people being born, or have more people dying than are being born. I really do not advocate methods that include mass deaths to control population (as I'm sure many people would agree with). That leaves finding ways to decrease the number of births that are happening. Whether it's through programs for preventing teenage pregnancies, or giving help to those areas where the population is growing the fastest, I do agree that something needs to be done. A lot of the people who have answered this question have posed some interesting (and I think workable) solutions (Ron C, Willow Medicine Thang, and Brian come to mind). It now becomes a matter of making this a priority globally and initiating some of these solutions where they are needed the most.
  • WW3 would do the trick.
  • Tweek just two (of the many) prominent bug-a-boos to population stabilization = - 1) Religious beliefs: 'Fix' the next pope election for a dude who'll more sanely interpret grossly antiquated Catholic dogma/credo. 2) Tax laws: Eliminate the exemption for dependent children. - ;-)
  • Two factors are known to lower birth rates: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (A) Higher income levels (and associated education) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (B) Increased environmental pollution (e.g. from pesticides and toxic waste) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Without any doubt A is the preferred route.
  • 1. make birth control implants mandatory for welfare applicants (if you can't live without gov' help, you can't afford more kids!) 2. execute the thousands of people on death row (judge decided to kill them, what are you waiting for, them to die of old age) 3. stop interfering with suicide cults (they want to die! Let them!) 4. stop protecting the stupid (if their to stupid to live "burgler tries to break in thru chimny" "Dumb ass jumps out of airplane lands impaled on tree" "junlie shoots up massive dose of heroine while drinking a case of whiskey" "etc, etc, etc" LET THEM DIE!) 5. stop the anti-smoking campaigns (the tobacco industry has been trying to deal with over population for decades and people from the surgeon general to know nothing college students keep interfering, quit it!
  • Nothing. Cause such a thing exists only in minds of some people. . See: http://overpopulationisamyth.com/overpopulation-the-making-of-a-myth
  • Have China make the world about two million chasity belts and only one key.
  • We in the West, need to gradually reduce our populations over the next few generations. This can be done gently, Firstly, we would need a zero immigration policy. Secondly, if we cut welfare benefits to anyone with more the 2 children, the population would gently take care of itself and come down to a more sustainable size. The problem for the world outside the West is a bit more complicated. Better Education for Women, and cultural change would help. With a closed border to the West, they would not be able to pass on their surpluse populations. I'm not suggesting just to let people starve etc, we would help these countries with aid ( as we do at the moment) but by having sealed borders they would have to address the problem themselves. Eventually they would get their populations under control.
  • I think we're more than likely going to hit a population cap for the Earth soon. Populations in certain parts of the world (probably South Asia first) will begin to crash. No one knows how many people the Earth can sustain before a lot of people start dying, but I have a feeling that we will find out sooner than we can fix the problem.
  • Become celibate
  • Join the war
  • overpopulation! I don't think we have overpopulation on earth !! but if there overpopulation we probably should go live on other planet !;) just kiding ! don't worry if there overpopulation one nuclear war 'll but us on the edge of extenction ! a paradamic like 1918 will kill more that 100 million peapole ! I don't think we should worry about overpopulation !

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