WOW! This is a very interesting and thought provoking article. I had wondered about the exponential way population seems to grow. When do we run out of room?
I've even heard of plans to start burying people feet down/head up, when being placed in the ground, rather than horizontally laying down, so to speak.. One hundred years ago, people could bury pretty much where they selected. Elvis is buried in his back yard, right?. Now we have all sorts of codes about secure casket sealing tops and vaults with concrete on all sides. Did you know people in Louisiana bury in vaults, mausoleums (sp?) above ground because of the historic flooding in the lowlands. What happens when all the cemetaries fill up?
And what happens to the government deficit when all of us Baby Boomers are no longer generating capital, but needing goverment help for health, food, and a roof to retire under. Is this that economic cliff we are facing now. And many Boomers' parents are still living, and needing care.
I don't think China has the answer, but this is certainly an issue we all should think about.
Excellent article, and welcome to Writing.com. I look forward to reading more of your work. Really enjoyed it.