Comments on: How poverty has tracked global population http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/how-poverty-has-tracked-global-population/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: essay writers http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/how-poverty-has-tracked-global-population/comment-page-1/#comment-54888 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:42:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10831#comment-54888 Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

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By: Marvinlee http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/how-poverty-has-tracked-global-population/comment-page-1/#comment-33244 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 01:25:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10831#comment-33244 I am happy that we have had a time span where both population and some form of prosperity have coexisted. No one should assume that this relationship is an eternal verity. Our planetary population growth will continue to exert rising pressure on finite natural resources. We can all hope that the future will bring economic gains equal or exceeding population growth. But no natural law guarantees this, and we now have a decades-long failure to make the early promise of unlimited cheap nuclear power come true. A list of known problems–global climate change, depletion of fertilizer natural resources, etc., have conspired to raise food costs and render more nations dependent on imported food. At the least we should strive to enable individuals to have the means to choose whether or not to procreate.

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By: Publius http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/how-poverty-has-tracked-global-population/comment-page-1/#comment-32573 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 03:04:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10831#comment-32573 People are not mouths to feed, but minds to unlock. The human mind is the greatest natural resource the world has ever seen.

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By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/how-poverty-has-tracked-global-population/comment-page-1/#comment-32572 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 01:24:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10831#comment-32572 y2kurtus is correct, if technology fails to advance within the next few generations. There are many plausible ways to produce cheap energy — even cheaper and cleaner than what we have today. They are not presently technologically feasible, but that could change given time and effort.

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By: y2kurtus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/how-poverty-has-tracked-global-population/comment-page-1/#comment-32571 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 01:03:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10831#comment-32571 “there’s nothing Malthusian going on here.”

YET.

Unfortunately Felix the price of a stock trading at 5 times sales and 80 times earnings can still go up further. The problem is if sales and earnings do not continue the explosive growth that justified the huge multiples you eventually get a crash in all cases. It is the same with us I am afraid. Cheap energy is a drug more powerful and addictive than any narcotic. I do not belive an energy crash will happen in my lifetime but I do belive it will happen within a few generations.

Best hopes for our species to become the first in earth’s history to self regulate its population.

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By: KenG_CA http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/how-poverty-has-tracked-global-population/comment-page-1/#comment-32565 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:40:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10831#comment-32565 So somebody making $2.50/day isn’t in extreme, dire, freakin’ poverty? The middle extends from $3650/yr to $36,500 year?

It’s reports like this that make statistics seem meaningless. Since a dollar is not like a second or a meter in that its value is not only constantly changing, but is relative to other currencies, it seems useless to measure poverty in dollar terms. I’d rather see what percentage of the world has access to clean water, enough calories per day, shelter from the elements, and education.

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By: handleym http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/how-poverty-has-tracked-global-population/comment-page-1/#comment-32563 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:19:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10831#comment-32563 “But the big picture is clear: there’s nothing Malthusian going on here.”

Oh Felix, this is a comment beyond inane.
What’s managed to create this situation is OIL. The same oil that is running out — and may well trash the climate in many places just before it does run out.
Do you seriously think we can maintain the current population (kept fed by, eg, massive irrigation and nitrogen fertilizers) when the cheap energy ends?

The whole POINT of the messages of people like Ehrlich was to try to manage the situation, so that when the oil ends we have transitioned to a sustainable alternative. But that ship has sailed, and the only real question now is, when the oil ends, does the die-off occur through famine or nuclear weapons.
And this stupid — and (once up on a time preventable) — state of affairs has arisen precisely because of fools who think they are being clever by mocking Malthus.

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By: GPSO http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/how-poverty-has-tracked-global-population/comment-page-1/#comment-32562 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:00:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10831#comment-32562 What about other species? This is all anthropocentric and nothing but. What about environment?
http://www.populationspeakout.org/pledge s

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