Overpopulation facts - the problem no one will How to know your life purpose 1 day ago   08:37

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Actress Alexandra Paul breaks the silence on one of the most taboo subjects of our time: human overpopulation and how to resolve the crisis that is adding 220,000 more people to the planet every day. In this fact filled talk, Alexandra discusses the overpopulation problems of 7 billion humans multiplying at a rate of 1 billion more people every 12 years and offers a simple solution: Transform negative cultural attitudes about the Only Child, and celebrate the short and long term benefits of small families.

Alexandra reminds us that coercion in any form is not the answer to changing cultural and biological norms. Instead, rewiring our biology through strong cultural messaging, education of girls and empowerment of women are the solutions to stopping the current momentum towards 10 billion people on the planet in 40 years.

Alexandra emphasizes that because each American born uses so many more resources than someone from a developing country, it is equally important that wealthy countries have small families. She discusses the economic tradeoffs of a smaller population in a world where capitalism reigns: because the capitalist system depends upon more and more consumers, there are strong forces at work to keep the numbers of people on earth growing. But at what expense?

And since human numbers cannot keep getting larger forever, at what point will we change our ways? When it is too late?

Most controversially, Alexandra believes that, if humans are to survive on this planet, the ideal family has one child and the ideal number of people on earth is 2 billion. "If that is too radical, then it is time for radicalism. Too much is at stake to be polite." This talk is full of overpopulation facts.

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David Welsh
This is an eight and a half minute propaganda piece for abortion. Simple truth.
Joe Dirt
Elon going to Mars
Zachary McGregor
Thanos has entered the chat
M Patt
All the down-voters... must be brain dead religious wingnuts.
Wan Shi Tong
thanos
David Canatella
Survival of the fattest🦄 What we need is an extra billion people knowledgible about family planning. If people had no more than two kids the popularion would decline. This is because some people can't have children ,some chose not to and people die ahead of schedual.
faggy maxwell
She's here to untuck her she cawk. U wanna have pop control? Get the Spix and punjabs to start pulling out.
Donald
To-do list: Get rid of more woman/children.
Gary A Lindley
Time for you to go wilma
Milla Heska
nice try but it's exactly the poorest, not educated and non-productive ones that have been and will multiply with no limits. And since these are the most rapidly growing groups, because of overpopulation too, the number of humans on Earth will continue to increase. The only hope for Earth is this what killed dinosaurs, whatever it was
fearlessjoebanzai
And she's still here. If she is so concerned that there are too many people then why doesn't she leave?
Richard Schroeder
The government doesn't want GDP to drop as that means less money and taxes to feed the economy. No desire to look at the big picture!
Zsofia Alpers
I've been preaching this to anyone for years who is willing to listen. I have no children myself and I will never have. I do understand those who want to be parents, for them is a perfect solution to adopt one of the many orphans who live in terrible poverty all over the world, without a loving family. Why not give THEM a home? I could never understand the obsession of people wanting to have their own kids only.
Brenden Ade
Overpopulation is scary to think about
Richard Morley
Control population love it about time
Super 24K
The entire population could fit in Texas with they're own home. Overpopulation is a myth.
Natasha Conrad
Well, if everyone who feels this way would jump off of a cliff then half the problem would be solved.
Paul Starr
Our biggest problem is plastic pollution actually and wind turbines killing millions of birds each year. Back in the early days we used hemp for paper and canvas -no plastic at all. Are we over populating Earth?
Let’s be generous by ignoring babies and young ones that would make up 25% equalling 5 per sq meter. Let’s use 4 per square meter. That’s 4,000,000 per square kilometre. So now divide 7.7 billion by 4 million which equals 1,925 square kilometres. The square of 1925 is an area of 43.87 kilometres by 43.87 kilometres. Now go to Google Earth and look at Port Philip Bay Melbourne Australia. That it almost exactly 1, 960 square kilometres. We are more like ants on a peanut compared to the planet itself. Amazing yes?
Realise 2/3rds of the planet is water and most of the land area is ice, desert and mountains.
What you see is roads, cities and farmland. We are however suffering from a disproportionate spread of humanity. America having 2 billion less than India and China combined. Most of the world is in poverty. The problem is not over population, it is poverty and disproportional settlement. Otherwise all good.
Thom Yang
Lmao just gas everyone over the age of 18
Justin Rees
Humans are doing better now than ever in history. This lady is in panic mode. She wants billions to die in the name of sustainability.
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Adam Leipzig has overseen more than 25 movies as a producer, executive and distributor. and has produced more than 300 stage plays and live events, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
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