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Easy as Pi

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Carl Spock, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Carl Spock

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    This thread is unending...
     
  3. Drucifer

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    So did the baby mom get a pie in her face?
     
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    Only when they all try to go home at the same time as I do.
     
  6. Carl Spock

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    Yeah, in a country as rich and with as much land as America, we definitely have room for all the folks here.

    In 2007 the Information Please website reported the U.S, the third most populous country in the world, had 84 people per square mile. India, #2 in population with a little over a million people, had 954 people per square mile.
     
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    I think you mean a little over a billion. But of course both those figures don't take into account the vast stretches of uninhabitable mountain, desert, and swamp with ~0 people per square mile. I think the US probably has more of that than India (1,269,000 sq miles). Alaska alone is 664,988 sq mi. Throw in Texas and Montana, and you've got 1,080,624 sq. mi. with a population of only 27,395,598 (almost all in Texas).
     
  8. Carl Spock

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    Oops. Of course I meant a billion. Right now, India is over 1.1 billion people.

    No doubt the United States has a lot of wilderness unsuitable for habitation. My point was while there are a great clusters of people on the East, Gulf and West coasts, population density isn't our problem, even in these areas. We have doubled from Rich's memory of a country of 150 million people, or mine of the country hitting the 200 million mark when I was a kid, to over 300 million people without stressing our geography.

    I won't say we've gotten there without stressing our physical resources. That is another, broader issue and has as much to do with our consumption as our population.
     

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