X-Message-Number: 22753
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 20:02:50 +1100
From: Philip Rhoades <>
Subject: Re: life extension and population
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> Message #22656
> Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 10:14:22 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Charles Platt <>
> Subject: life extension and population

> One last point: Since life extension will cost money, it
> should affect richer nations more than poorer nations.
> Fortunately, richer nations have lower birth rates than
> poorer nations, generally speaking, and are much better
> positioned to tolerate an increased maximum lifespan without
> catastrophic environmental consequences.


> Anyone who worries about population should be much more
> concerned with third-world birth rates than first-world life
> expectancy.

Not true.

The key part of the population problem is consumption of resources -  
first worlders consume hundreds of times more resources per capita than  
third worlders, therefore first worlders are a bigger part of the  
problem.  The situation will really turn into a nightmare if (high  
population) third worlders can start consuming at the rate of first  
worlders . .


Philip Rhoades

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