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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Treefayre2, Oct 29, 2015.
Best start looking for a life raft. This won't be pretty.
I generally don't like people... too many of them.
I'll move to Scotland or Wales, no population increase there. It's all England.
Edit: I just mean crowds... don't take it personally.
I'm not overly worried about the predicted population increase but I am concerned that in these times of austerity our public services are being shrunk rather than expanding to meet the needs of the population.
We can cope but we do need to start gearing up to take the load
That's a concern I share @yfel_endwerce
It's like, we've known a population bulge is coming through the education system for the last ten years, And what has the govt done? Engineered a teacher shortage.
Or stop it happening. These prophecies tend to be self-fulfilling - more houses and more roads encourage further population growth.
The rate of population growth - here and in most other parts of the world - has been decreasing for a very long time, since 1963 or so in fact.. Population is predicted to level off and start to decline in the not too distant future. The graph is world population growth rate per year
Not here in England.
We are not the world but an island
England isn't an island.
By which time there will be an extra 3 billion people!
I hope they don't all decide to come here.
Don't spoil a bit of nationalism with facts
You'll only confuse people
It's part of an island . And has by far the highest population density in the BI.
Oh God. It's you.
We can cope. Really?
Actually it is part of only one of the many islands (and parts of Islands ) that make up the UK
Yes It's definitely me
I checked in the mirror
Not the DM. That's a relief.
I believe so
But if you think we can't then I'd be very interested in hearing why.
I'm always open to knowledge
You are confusing population growth, with the rate of population growth.
The population growth rate has hardly changed since the 1960s. It is decreasing almost everywhere as countries develop. If you want fewer people, help countries develop.
When expressed in percentage change per year, perhaps. If expressed in change per year we have a different story. 1% of 70 million is considerably more than 1% of 50 million.
Showing the percentage change per year hides the full horror of the situation.
UK population is under 65 million at the moment. We're hardly coping as it is on so many levels. Why do you reckon anther 7 million + (mostly immigrants) is going to improve matters?