Skip to comments.The Eternal Return of Overpopulation - Getting the cause of high fertility backwards.
Posted on 10/19/2010 6:43:41 PM PDT by neverdem
Overpopulation panic is back. Concerns about a world too full of filthy human children motivated eco-terrorist James Lee when he held employees of the Discovery Channel hostage at gunpoint in September. But the deranged Lee is far from alone when it comes to worrying about overpopulation. The May-June cover of the progressive magazine Mother Jones asked, Whos to Blame for the Population Crisis? British journalist Matthew Parris wrote an op-ed in September in the London Times asserting, If you want to save the planet, stop breeding. Parris further coyly suggested that we study Chinas example, for lessons good and bad.
But on World Population Day in July, British journalist Fred Pearce argued that population is not the problem. Pearces relatively sanguine article at the environmentalist website Grist provoked Robert Walker, former head of the anti-gun group Handgun Control and now executive vice-president of the Population Institute, to respond at the same site with an article titled Of course population is still a problem.
Walker asks Pearce what he evidently thinks are deep questions: Looking ahead, Fred, will these countries [with anticipated population growth in Africa and Asia] be able to feed themselves? Will they have enough safe drinking water? Will their lands be deforested or their rivers polluted? Will their maternal mortality rates and infant mortality rates remain unacceptably high? Will they be caught in a demographic poverty trap? Will they become failed states? If you have good answers to these questions, please let me know.
Lets take a stab at providing good answers to Walkers questions.
Will the world be able to feed itself in 2050? As it happens, the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (Biological Sciences) devoted its September 27 issue to analyzing the issue of global food security through 2050. One of the specially...
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Personally I like kids.
Lets say we give all 6 billion people on the planet 1,000 square feet each, did you realize that they all would fit very easily into the state of Texas (with over 1,300 billion square feet left over!).
Thanks to our immigration policies, America will not have a population program. We will add another 130 million over the next 40 years. We will be approaching half a billion people by 2060.
That regularly produces offspring of which1/2 are infertile.
It's part of the reason some of the Sa'ami tribes have such low populations. Even Charles Darwin (and his first cousin bride) suffered from the condition with 1/2 their numerous children infertile.
There may be other groups with the problem so we should be able to find the genes. Using a virus to transport them to everyone on Earth, within a generation population growth would stop dead in its tracks!
Liberals love animals and trees...but they hate people.
I often ask my Leftist sister if she is a proponent of the Voluntary Human Extinction Program. She doesn’t appreciate it.
I was not surprised that an anti-gunner would gravitate to over to this cause. It reveals a lot about the real reason why they want us disarmed. No concern about human life here, but lots of concern about resistance to their agenda.
>> Lets say we give all 6 billion people on the planet 1,000 square feet each, did you realize that they all would fit very easily into the state of Texas
DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!
Too damn many Yankees here already. :-)
These insane eco people are beyond the beyond - and dangerous. Why don't we tell them that their alien predecessors were the ones who killed Mars? Worth a try.
With apologies to FReepers who are strict creationists Darwin was right about this one.
A. abort their own kids and take themselves out of the gene pool or
B. Bugger each other with no offspring possible
it’s much easier when the garbage takes itself out.
Robert Walker, former head of the anti-gun group Handgun Control and now executive vice-president of the Population Institute,”
The world would be a much better place if all the control freaks like Robert Walker didn’t have so much free time on their hands.
>> I was not surprised that an anti-gunner would gravitate to over to this cause
At first I was thinking it was yet another example of liberal cognitive dissonance — it would seem that someone concerned about overpopulation would WANT to spread weapons around.
But I see your point. The liberal elite want to disarm and control us so they can kill us off in their own way, at their leisure — that’s their real agenda.
If we stop putting food in the gas tank and start building nuclear power plants we can curb pollution and increase the food supply.
Prohibiting the reproduction of Socialism and Communism would insure Food Security.