Alright I’ll be Clearer.
Determining how long it takes for a population to double is by discerning a standard growth rate over time. Maybe every decade the population grows 7%. In order for the population to double, we would have to wait 10 decades. So 100 years about to double??
I saw someone said 65 years. In the next 65 years it’ll take longer.
What I’m saying is that as our collective knowledge improves then the “feedback”
may take a shift to another end.
We can slow population growth by promoting things like contraception, but i think you’ll find that advertising warfare and disease are dead ended ventures.
What IS garnering much attention, in terms of morally supportable issues, and funding and advertising are things like medicine, public service announcements to deter the public from behaviors that promote the spread of disease…
With developments in stem cell research, the human genome project, the advancement of synthetic biology. I imagine we will be increasing the life expectancy, along with decreasing the death rate, and possibly diminishing birth related deaths.
In a world advanced as it is , we spend a lot of time promoting things that increase our time on this earth, but not much time on investing in the sustainability of our environment, this means not only food and water and fuel, but space to live in. Space to move out into. ETC…etc…etc…
I’m seeing that the responses aren’t taking into consideration how quick 100 years is in human history.
It takes centuries for people to begin to take action to change things about the way we go about living, to succeed in those intentions it takes a lot longer.
It is much easier to consume or destroy than it is to create or sustain.
So no the world does not double in 1 year or in a decade. But based on a growth rate in a number of turns of a time set like a decade, we may very clearly and simply see the process of the exponential function.
The thing that may not be inherently obvious in this thread so far, and I admit I may have not been clear in the OP, is that everyone who has responded so far is ignoring the possibility that this could be overlooked and are proving that YES, we are very capable to overlook the possibility for these reasons:
The time frame doesn’t speak to us so we shall claim exponential function does not apply
the world is already overpopulated so the question isn’t relevent in my opinion
negative feedback is not considered, and the growth rate is diminishing
My answer is this:
- Time frame is irrelevent, just see how many turns for doubling it would and you know then that, when the world is half full in capacity, then YOU MAY HAVE NO ROOM LEFT in the NEXT turn of 100 years, or 65 years or whatever the time it takes to double the population at that time.
Is 65 -100 years enough time to realize that theres no more room???
The world is overpopulated is an opinion based on the definition: Definition is question is… TOO MANY PEOPLE TO HAVE ROOM TO MOVE AROUND
Negative feedback and positive feedback are not considered. Average out the growth rate of the population over time and you don’t need it to answer this question. UNLESS you can come up with a drastic occurence that woudl diminsh the worlds population by alot of people. elsewise, thanks for your input but it didnt help.