Apparently, we’re full?
How is ‘habitable area’ measured? Is this balanced against ‘agriculturally suitable area’?
Is there a scale that measures these both?
Genuine questions - I had always thought we didn’t necessarily have enough agricultural land to support massive population growth?
Genuine answer: Australia produces far more food than it consumes. Ignoring waste issues, 60% of the food produced is exported.
The issues in relation to population growth are going to be the same issues we have today, namely urban growth into arable land and water supply.
Quite frankly, between industrial based enterprises (which tend to consume huge quantities of fresh water simply to reduce the wear and tear on machinery) and urban dwellers, the water supply is constantly being drained away from farming.
We seriously need to organise a drink session bud, there’s so much to this that is better suited to a Multi beer session than a hump day, pants-less, iPad on the couch session.