Originally Posted by SpankyMcFlych
If you look at population densities europe is one of the most densely populated places on earth. It kinda boggles the mind that they're so desperate to grow their populations that they're willing to flood their countries with "refugees" when they're massively overpopulated already. India is pretty bad. India is probably the most overpopulated, and china is misleading. They only have 145 people per sq km, but I think a good chunk of china is unpopulated (or sparsely populated) desert and mountainous regions and I don't know enough about their country to judge if that 145 people per sq/km is accurate. Africa doesn't seem to be all that densely populated (somalia is at 19 people per sq km, s.africa 42, "democratic" republic of congo 34, ect) which makes one wonder why they can't even seem to feed themselves. S.America is low densities too, brazil at 24 people per sq km, venezuela 33, peru 23, argentina 14, ect.
For comparison India has 394 per sq km, Germany has 227, the UK has 270, france 103, the USA 35, canada a whopping 4, though you can probably double canada's since half of our country is tundra (bring on the global warming).
For some actual real world land use Alberta-Canada has 6.35 people per sq km and with that many people around half of the province is wilderness while around half is farmland and urban areas. To me that's a good mix, half wild, half tame, though I would like some non partisan and well thought out scientific studies showing what level of land use humans can implement and still have healthy ecosystems. But it makes me wonder how we're supposed to "save" the planet when even miniscule population densities of 6.3 people per sq/km we're putting at least half of our land to human use and only leaving half free for the animals to use. How is a place like the UK with 40 times our population supposed to maintain a healthy ecosystem?
If people really cared about the environment they'd be talking about implementing population density taxes instead of carbon taxes.
You literally dont know what you are talking about.
Europe is not inviting refugees anywhere,people are leaving the shores of Africa and the middle east in unseaworthy bloody dinghies
supplied by unscrupulous scum which sink in the Med and are then picked up by Coastguards.
Or perhaps they are fleeing genocide.....or the results of ridiculous US involvement causing their countries to collapse into anarchy.
Taxes are not the way forward either,you cant just tax people into doing whats best,you make and enforce laws to make it socially unacceptable instead.
Quite frankly,your opinion is disgusting,unfounded and unresearched. I am amazed that you have the audacity to even post in this thread armed with a world view like yours.....Edited by B NEGATIVE - 10/20/17 at 2:30am