4 thoughts on “Four Thousand Children Die Each Day From The Lack Of Clean Drinking Water!

  1. Andrew

    This is one of those issues that, from an abstract point of view, I am torn about. Yes, thousands of people die every day from lack of clean drinking water, but the overall human population is still rising exponentially.


  2. Overpopulation is a serious problem but you can’t have the kind of economic development that allows families to have fewer children if they have to have many to have some. It throws any planning they might do out the window. I know you believe in free will more than I do. So, I suspect that if their was good drinking water you would agree that increasing their choices would be a good thing. And this even leaves out the question of how healthy a person in that society can be. Ill health and inability to fight off disease are definite problems because what’s worse a rapidly increasing population of the sickly who make it difficult for everyone (I mean that in a way that can be prevented. I have no problems with making sacrifices for the blind, etc.) or a healthy population with all that is implied by that. jp


  3. Andrew

    I agree with you here. Along with helping them institute and maintain a better santitation infrastructure, another way to combat overpopulation is by advancing womens rights in those areas as well. Most of the more developed countries, such as ours, in which women are treated relatively equal to men show that fewer women choose to have children, thus helping with the issue of overpopulation.

    I think that its a problem that has to be solved over a good period of time. Even if someone magically devised a system to end world hunger and sanitation all over the world overnight; fixing the problem overnight could be dangerous. Taking a society in which population growth is overdamped due to these sanitation and health issues and suddenly relieving the damper by improving these factors overnight could lead to a very large, very dangerous, surge in a population before it settles back down to a sustainable equilibrium.


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