roubaixtuesday wrote:Ben@Forest wrote:There is an ecological concept of carrying capacity which can be defined as 'a species’ average population size in a particular habitat. The species population size is limited by environmental factors like adequate food, shelter, water, and mates. If these needs are not met, the population will decrease until the resource rebounds.'
Dependent upon who one reads and how one sees sustainable farming/maintaining other species the carrying capacity of the UK is 15 to 30 million humans. What we need is a disease which wipes out half of all humans, perhaps the next pandemic will do a better job
What implication do you take from this?
That UK policy should be to reduce population?
Or something else?
To reduce our population is no bad thing, and controlling immigration is part of that. But the real issue is our increasing longevity. Perhaps we shouldn't invest so much in sustaining people's lives for another 3 or 6 months or for a another year.
It's a long and personal account but my mother was kept alive for at least three years beyond having any quality of life. She'd have hated it and would've been the first to end her own life if she could have. If it happens to me l will certainly pull a trigger.