You are right.Capitalism is all about consumers and population growth is good for capital growth.
So far, scientific discoveries have helped humans to live longer, and provided tools to sustain the population growth.Take the example of discovery of fertilizers without which this growth wouldn't have been possible.Similarly vaccines and advance in medicine has helped us live longer.
Planet Earth, I think is very much like a living "organism".We have been overloading the system for a while now.Nature has its own way of balancing the ecosystem, the slow rise in the temp will eventually cause climate change resulting in more floods and tsunamis.
So this "bomb" if you want to call it that has indirect consequences resulting in disasters, such as wars over resources, natural calamities and giving rise to poverty.
Education, especially female education is the best and easiest way to tackle the problem of population explosion.
Posted 11 months ago on 01 Apr 2013 13:08 #