By Lemuel Gulliver XVI and Jacqueline Slow
Commander Lemuel Gulliver XVI returns to Earth after a 25 yr odyssey round the sun approach looking planetary houses for the world’s extra inhabitants. He came across none. On touching down in California he discusses with a television information anchor the issues as a result of overpopulation and a few solutions.
His 3 top pals arrive they usually start to plan their journey traveling a few nations that experience made vast growth in inhabitants control—and a few that experience missed the matter.
The many difficulties of the area, akin to warming, water scarcities, the getting older populations, poverty, unlawful immigration, non secular trust and disbelief, morality and values, and non secular terrorism are interrelated. The exploration of those matters, so as to be extra absolutely mentioned within the succeeding books, are all started the following.
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Chet, is the term „honest lawyer‟ an oxymoron? He‟s the one with the rather long California surfer‟s style and the surfer‟s tan. His gift of gab has probably swayed more than a few juries. “The one just behind him, the one with the blond hair is Frank Concannon who is our conservative. But he has always been known as Con. He was our quarterback. Always the 42 smartest of us, Con became a multi-millionaire with some pluck and some luck. The pluck, because he was always the hardest worker of our gang, the luck because he got into the wireless communication business and sold out to a Scandinavian conglomerate.
As you know I am deeply concerned with population reduction and making a better life for all children. ” —“I‟m with you Wreck. But how about filling us in on what you see as the background of the problem. ” POPULATION CONTROL AND REDUCTION —“Well Con, as I had mentioned to Chet, look at the way world population has increased. In all of human history it took us until 1800 to reach a billion people. Now we have 7 billion. And we are expecting it to be 9 to 10 billion in 2050. If the population continues at its current rate, by the year 2855 it has been estimated that there will be about 20 people per square foot of land and sea on this planet.
Airlines will probably fly fewer passengers and oil companies will sell less gasoline. But since the world will have fewer people the standard of living will go up. So there would be economic problems for a few generations while the population stabilizes. “The longer we continue in this population explosion, the more economically difficult the adjustment will be when we reverse it. But without that major adjustment it will soon be „sayonara‟ for our species. ‟ Any growth is bad for the planet but the greatest growth is in the poorer countries.