They say the U.S.A. now has 300 million people and the world 6.5+ billion. There's room for more, no doubt, and there's going to be more, many more, at least temporarily but at the loss of what? "A majority of the nation's biologists are convinced that a "mass extinction" of plants and animals is underway that poses a major threat to humans in the next century, yet most Americans are only dimly aware of the problem, a poll says. The rapid disappearance of species was ranked as one of the planet's gravest environmental worries, surpassing pollution, global warming and the thinning of the ozone layer..." http://www.well.com/user/davidu/extinction.html People that even mention such problems as 'biodiversity loss' are called 'envirowhackos', 'tree-huggers' or as one poster pegged it in another thread recently 'enviroweenie'. I would imgaine, many of the readers here in the Great Outdoors category, feel the wild world is merely to be harvested and not necassarily nurtured and maintained, true conservatives (also termed 'cornucopians', those that feel there are no limits to the bounty supplied by this created world) which seems to include a lot of outdoor sports people, feel the public land should be privitized for private plunder purposes and to allow motorized access most everywhere, wilderness and wildness are obstacles to overcome and to subdue but will your grandchildren have any outdoor sporting opportunities remaining when they are older? Does it matter? Do we even care? It would be a poorer world when your only neighbors are people.