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US Population Sustainability

In October 2006, the U.S. population reached 300 million. Is a population of this size sustainable in the long term? If not, what population size would be sustainable and why?

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The population in the US is on a steady increase. In October of 2006, the US population reached 300 million. This will only continue to increase. The question of whether or not this population size is sustainable is a question that people have been asking for many years. In November 1992, in an article written by Gretchen Daily and Paul Ehrlich, they posed the same question but on a more global scale. They concluded that the population would even itself out in the end; making enough resources for the people that inhabit the planet.

But will this really be what occurs? Some people feel that eventually the resources will be depleted and that ...