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Tag: Overpopulation

Fewer Births or More Deaths
In the final episode of X10's overpopulation series, Nicola discusses why it would be enormously unethical to stop the progress of life extension to hope to stop overpopulation. Script Throughout the past four episodes, we’ve discussed overpopulation in general, what effects life extension may have on the size of the human population, how population growth...
X10 Overpopulation Tech
On this episode of X10, Nicola describes how, even if longevity does lead to a global rise in population, near-future technologies may support this growing population.  Sources and Further Reading This episode was particularly tough to research and write, and it was only an overview! Below, you’ll find all the sources that were used...
X10 Women and Overpopulation
On this episode of X10, Nicola describes how the best way to go about averting the overpopulation issue may be to make sure that women's emancipation and child welfare get the attention they deserve. Many of the things we said in this and previous overpopulation episodes on X10 were also summarized by Joe on It’s...
x10 19 Billion People
In this episode of X10, Nicola further elaborates on overpopulation, describing multiple UN population projections over the next eighty years and describing what might happen in a world with rejuvenation. Sources and Further Reading Once more, a lot of the data presented in this episode comes from Our World in Data (OWID), but there’s a...
The discussion of increased lifespans through medical and technological methods of addressing the various processes of aging raises the concern that this could lead to a lack of resources and result in conflict and suffering. The argument suggests that we will run out of resources if we develop the technology to treat age-related diseases. Proponents of this line of...
Overpopulation 101
In this episode of X10, Nicola describes the commonly cited challenge of overpopulation and why it isn't the problem that many people think it is. Script Famine. Scarcity. Climate instability. Widespread pollution. Lack of fresh water. Global economic and ecological collapse. Billions upon billions of mouths to feed and nowhere near enough resources to do...