“But every person on the planet could fit inside the State of Texas,” people keep telling me when I argue the earth is overpopulated.
I’m so confused by this response.
Of course every person on the planet could fit into the State of Texas. So what? A dozen sardines can fit into a can. But guess what… a dozen sardines can’t live in a can, just like 7 billion people can’t live in the State of Texas.
According to a website called OverpopulationIsAMyth.com, if you divide the nearly 7.5 trillion square feet in the State of Texas by the global population of 7.4 billion, each person would get 1012 square feet – “enough space for a townhouse.”