How do you fill about having 9 billion people on Earth by 2040?

Australia
January 16, 2007 5:21am CST
We currently have just over 6 billion people and we are struggling with it in many parts of the world. By 2040 we will have 9 billions. And by 2080... 13 billions. Do you think we will have the ability to feed all those people? By 2080 our population will have doubled. Do you think we will be able to lodge them all? Will houses still exist? Or will we all live in tiny apartments inside a concrete jungle?
3 responses
@kushal24 (200)
• India
16 Jan 07
well i think if you want to accomadate so many people then you cant fit so mnay people in the on the earth.we will have to settle people in the outer space.it is not possible to fit so many people in such a small space
• Australia
16 Jan 07
That is all very well... But we don't have the capacity to settle 10 people in outer space. How are we going to move 3 billion people in 30 years? 30 years is not long... it's like tomorrow.
• United States
16 Jan 07
I know this is a very selfish response but I don't really give much thought to it for the following reasons: I doubt if I will still be around and they way this world is heading with wars, fires, floods and crime there may be a population of zero (0).
@Wanderlaugh (1624)
• Australia
16 Jan 07
I feel bloody worried. We aren't doing a very good job of even pretending to support six billion. I do not envy the coming generations, at all. On current trend stats, they definitely won't have any water, and no seafood, either. Standard of living, if it's in the same "pay a fortune for a bit of gyprock the size of a sandwich" motif, will be even worse than it is now. The trouble is nobody's been trained to deal with things like this. It wasn't in the political science seminars, so no policies, and no ideas.