Originally Posted by babybackribs2314
1,000,000,000 is unreasonable... I'm not qualified to guess, but I'd say that something in between 500,000,000 and 700,000,000 is definitely possible. Roughly doubling our current population would definitely be feasible, with the biggest increases occurring in the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest, where water is plentiful. I'm not sure about how much food we produce but I'd imagine we could easily provide for over a billion people.
I don't think so. Not only is it too overpopulated, but rising sea levels will make it impossible anyway.
I mostly agree with WeatherGuru; I predict most influxes of people will occur in Midwest, Northwest, Southeast and the Southwest, including California. I say that because i'm predicting that people will be supporting more Desalinization Plants and Water Recycling in the near future as Mountain water resources become increasingly scarce.
By 2020: (these are just guesses on city pop.)
New York City: 9 Million
Los Angeles: 6.5 Million
Chicago: 4.0 Million
Atlanta, Phoenix and Las Vegas: 3 Million