[quote="Warrior1979, post:6, topic:256851"]
Or they have science degrees and realize that how many people can be jammed into Texas has no bearing on sustainability.:D
Yeah, if y'all haven't watched that video that says everyone could fit into Texas with a house. Just think how much land all the other things in society would take up. All the roads, parking lots, stores, stadiums, swimming pools.
And when I say stores really dwell on that for a while, that's all the thousands of malls, strip outlets, village areas. Then all the industry, factories, warehouses, train tracks, airports, businesses.
I tried looking for stats for it, but couldn't find a good site. Anyways, I know that deforestation is a serious issue. Basically a whole lot of the world's ecosystems have been destroyed by 70%-90% in a lot of areas. Statistically, I was looking for basically how many millions of acres of trees we've lost in the United States since the time of the Indians to present day. It's definitely over 50%.
And, I didn't mention all the farmland. That probably takes up the most space out of anything I mentioned.
I'm not a huge environmentalist or anything. But, I disagree with the society that technology has propelled us towards. We should try to move back to living in small towns where people walked places and restructure society without cars, roads, parking lots, parking decks, asphault. Basically, I think adopting SOME elements that the Amish have into our society would be good. Those are my :twocents:on this issue.
I'll also mention how encouraging it is that liberals, atheists, and homosexuals (who are likely to be both) don't have many children. And, Catholics have many more children, if they're following the sexual morality of the Church. It's encouraging that our enemy is a self-defeating one. Which the OP eluded to.