The maths behind the overpopulation myth.

Here’s the maths for the overpopulation article.

7 000 000 000 people
Multiplied by 625 sq metres (for each person)
Means we’d need 4 375 000 000 000 sq metres

1 sq km is 1 000 000 Sq metres
So we need 4 375 000 Sq Km

South Africa – 1 221 042 Sq Km
+ Lesotho – 30 355 Sq Km
+ Swaziland – 17 363 Sq Km
+ Mozambique – 798 800 Sq Km
+ Zimbabwe – 390 600 Sq Km
+ Botswana – 600 372 Sq Km
+ Malawi – 118 485 Sq Km
+ Zambia – 752 619 Sq Km
+ Namibia – 823 146 Sq Km
+ Angola – 1 246 700 Sq Km
= 5 999 482 Sq Km

5 999 482 Sq Km > 4 375 000 Sq Km

Which means that there is enough land in ten Southern African nations to give the entire global population 625 square metres each. The fact that all this land isn’t arable, isn’t a problem, we still have the rest of Africa, & 5 other continents to work with (duh). We can give everybody arable land, to grow food; live on, & still have enough to grow fibre. We’d probably still have space for plenty nature too. The population issue is a LIE, there is a consumption issue.

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