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How Many People Can the Earth Actually Hold?

There’s over 7 billion people on this planet of ours and some estimates peg the population to reach 10 billion by the end of the century. Given that there’s only a certain amount of land on Earth, is there a maximum amount of humans that our blue marble can support? Sort of! And that limit is tied to our diet and the land we need to dedicate to livestock (the size of Africa!) and crops (the size of South America!).

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Basically, when 10,000,000,000 people inhabit this planet, things will look a lot different than it does now.

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DISCUSSION

We can talk about how fucked up China was for having this one child law but it got their out of control population under control. It’s skewed as shit now because of the archaic desire for male babies. But nothing’s perfect. Soon everyone will start having to make some hard decsions. Except Japan, they’re so stuffed up soon there won’t be enough people to work there and most of the population will be old people.