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    Actually all the trees are giant fungus or giant mushrooms that grow on the soil. Plants and grass are also fungus or mushrooms that grow on the soil. But you can eat fruits and leaves of trees, plants and grasses.

    A man has cut down 2 million trees in Sweden. He works for a lumbering company for past many years and this company sends chipped woods to an Indian company owned by an Indian billionaire. They say 100 square meters of rain forest is cut down every second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearice View Post
    Actually all the trees are giant fungus or giant mushrooms that grow on the soil.
    Actually, they're not.

    A man has cut down 2 million trees in Sweden.
    That would be impressive. If he cut down 40 trees a day, every day for 70 years ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    That would be impressive. If he cut down 40 trees a day, every day for 70 years ....
    It is the fault of greedy indians. India do not have the resourcs to support 1.2 billion people so they eye other countries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearice View Post
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    That would be impressive. If he cut down 40 trees a day, every day for 70 years ....
    It is the fault of greedy indians. India do not have the resourcs to support 1.2 billion people so they eye other countries.
    Apart from the fact that is a ridiculous statement, it is still impossible for one man to cut down 2 million trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
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    That would be impressive. If he cut down 40 trees a day, every day for 70 years ....
    It is the fault of greedy indians. India do not have the resourcs to support 1.2 billion people so they eye other countries.
    Apart from the fact that is a ridiculous statement, it is still impossible for one man to cut down 2 million trees.
    strange: it rather depends on the machinery used ---modern harvesters or feller bunchers can take a tree down and strip it of branches every 40 seconds, (assuming working 250 days/year)
    that comes to about 180,000 trees /year -------so 2 million would take a tad over 11 years-----------
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WwPHeM5ltI

    some are claiming 200 trees/hour or about 18 seconds per tree-which would drop the time it takes to harvest 2 million trees to 5 years.
    http://www.ritchiewiki.com/wiki/inde...Feller_Buncher

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    What's with Bearice?

    Is this a troll at work? Everyone here knows that fungi belong to a different kingdom to plants. Is this person pulling our tit?
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    Fungi don't even use photosynthesis.

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    That would be impressive. If he cut down 40 trees a day, every day for 70 years ....
    It is the fault of greedy indians. India do not have the resourcs to support 1.2 billion people so they eye other countries.
    If they're just trying to survive, that isn't exactly greed. But it's a tragedy that they can't keep their population in check, so there would be enough resources to go around.
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    The highest rate of human reproduction on record (meaning average numbers of children per woman) occurred in pioneering times in the USA.

    I think Americans are just disgusting. They cannot keep from growing their population way too much.

    Of course, the above is a bit tongue in cheek, but I do get a bit pissed off with western people being intolerant and blaming Indians, or Chinese, or Africans etc for reproducing too much, when our ancestors could have given them lessons in rapid population growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kojax View Post
    If they're just trying to survive, that isn't exactly greed. But it's a tragedy that they can't keep their population in check, so there would be enough resources to go around.
    Some reputed scientists say "healthy human population Earth can support is 4 Billion people only"
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    I produced two.

    Both are contributing members of society.

    I did my job, as a Mom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteruk View Post
    Some reputed scientists say "healthy human population Earth can support is 4 Billion people only"
    Then they are obviously wrong, aren't they.

    Oh, and: Citation needed. Who are these "reputed scientists"?
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    There is no clear cut 'optimal' level of human population. Some people would claim zero as the best. Personally, I believe there are over 7 billion people, all of whom deserve care, love, courtesy and consideration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    I produced two.

    Both are contributing members of society.

    I did my job, as a Mom.
    Two is less than replacement level. Good work.

    We just don't want to go past replacement level.


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    The highest rate of human reproduction on record (meaning average numbers of children per woman) occurred in pioneering times in the USA.

    I think Americans are just disgusting. They cannot keep from growing their population way too much.

    Of course, the above is a bit tongue in cheek, but I do get a bit pissed off with western people being intolerant and blaming Indians, or Chinese, or Africans etc for reproducing too much, when our ancestors could have given them lessons in rapid population growth.
    Also Germans used to be genocidal Nazis, but they stopped. And now we're friends with Germany.

    Americans used to both genocidal, and reproduce too much. But we stopped.

    If India, China, and Africa stop over reproducing, I'm not going to hold their history of over reproduction against them either.
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    The single most vital factor in reducing rate of reproduction is wealth. America used to reproduce like crazy, till it became wealthy, and now they stopped. Japan used to reproduce like crazy. Now they are wealthy. Singapore ditto. and so on.

    India is not wealthy yet, but is on the way. Give them time before you lay down your criticisms. Right now, they look more like ignorant prejudices than simple criticisms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
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    The single most vital factor in reducing rate of reproduction is wealth. America used to reproduce like crazy, till it became wealthy, and now they stopped. Japan used to reproduce like crazy. Now they are wealthy. Singapore ditto. and so on.
    Russia isn't very wealthy, and they have a declining population.

    How do you explain that?


    India is not wealthy yet, but is on the way. Give them time before you lay down your criticisms. Right now, they look more like ignorant prejudices than simple criticisms.
    India is not on its way. It's GDP has grown quite a lot in the last few decades, but it's population grew an equal amount. I'm sure its GDP will continue to grow, but unless it grows faster than population, all it's doing is breaking even.

    The reason the USA was able to grow its population and not get poorer is because it had huge tracts of land sitting there waiting for the new settlers to go out and claim. India doesn't have that going for it.

    Is that fair? No. It most certainly is not fair. Does it matter if it's fair? No.. It doesn't. It's reality. Reality doesn't have any obligation to conform to our expectations of fairness.
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    You need to do your homework. India's population is growing at less than 2% per year, and its economy is growing at 6% per year (average over the past decade). In addition, the rate of population growth is slowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kojax View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    I produced two.

    Both are contributing members of society.

    I did my job, as a Mom.
    Two is less than replacement level. Good work.

    We just don't want to go past replacement level.


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    The highest rate of human reproduction on record (meaning average numbers of children per woman) occurred in pioneering times in the USA.

    I think Americans are just disgusting. They cannot keep from growing their population way too much.

    Of course, the above is a bit tongue in cheek, but I do get a bit pissed off with western people being intolerant and blaming Indians, or Chinese, or Africans etc for reproducing too much, when our ancestors could have given them lessons in rapid population growth.
    Also Germans used to be genocidal Nazis, but they stopped. And now we're friends with Germany.

    Americans used to both genocidal, and reproduce too much. But we stopped.

    If India, China, and Africa stop over reproducing, I'm not going to hold their history of over reproduction against them either.
    Yep and neither has married or reproduced (well I do have a son, so TO MY KNOWLEDGE).

    What disgusts me is a few of the religious bend who have as many children as they can make! It's not healthy! For their children or for society as a whole!.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
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    The single most vital factor in reducing rate of reproduction is wealth.
    And not great wealth, either. Just removing people from subsistence level. And the best way of achieving this is education. Especially (for complex reasons) the education of women.
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    The only thing on that list that appears to be present in Russia is education of women. They definitely educate women there.

    However, that is a cultural issue, not an economic one. So, if a culture doesn't value its women enough to educate them, then...... I guess it's not inaccurate to say that their cultural inferiority is what's leading to overpopulation. Cultures that don't value their women are inferior. They're a blight on the world, and they ought to be ridiculed into oblivion.
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