A quick look at the Solomon Islands reveals a story. The population rose from 89,000 to 711,600, a 7.1 fold increase, in a very short time.

The top 35 most densely populated regions of the world are small Islands and municipalities. The Solomon Islands falls outside this range with a density of 25, half the international average. This may be due to the mountainous nature of the Islands?

So, if you can stabilise the population, introduce strict family planning, you should be able to maintain a stable prosperous society. Allow further rises in the population and you will end up in the top 35 list of failed states, based on population density. It should be noted that the Netherlands and Belgium are in the top 35. Rich and poor countries have the same problem and Global Warming will not discriminate between any ethnic group or wealthy society.

Roger Greene
Sydney, Australia