Skip to comments.Cut world population and redistribute resources, expert urges
Posted on 04/27/2012 9:35:49 AM PDT by JohnKinAK
The world's most renowned population analyst has called for a massive reduction in the number of humans and for natural resources to be redistributed from the rich to the poor.
Paul Ehrlich, Bing professor of population studies at Stanford University in California and author of the best-selling Population Bomb book in 1968, goes much further than the Royal Society in London which this morning said that physical numbers were as important as the amount of natural resources consumed.
Link to this audio The optimum population of Earth enough to guarantee the minimal physical ingredients of a decent life to everyone was 1.5 to 2 billion people rather than the 7 billion who are alive today or the 9 billion expected in 2050, said Ehrlich in an interview with the Guardian.
"How many you support depends on lifestyles. We came up with 1.5 to 2 billion because you can have big active cities and wilderness. If you want a battery chicken world where everyone has minimum space and food and everyone is kept just about alive you might be able to support in the long term about 4 or 5 billion people. But you already have 7 billion. So we have to humanely and as rapidly as possible move to population shrinkage."
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It’s appalling that this worthless loon gets the attention that he does. Being a leftist creep means never having to say “I was wrong.”
He may have a point......as long as he starts with the radicals of the world. Once they are eliminated, let’s see where we stand. So much for the Middle East.
As long as all the commies and leftest go first :) I am all for population shrinkage :)
You go first and lead the way.
Okay Paul, you go first.
There. Fixed it.
Lets see him and his family all go first.
I’ll buy it. But he goes first.
Is he going to lead by example and sacrifice himself?
Well, 2/3 of the world's population will die during the Great Tribulation.
“a battery chicken world”????????
It’s interesting how these “experts” always want to initiate their Utopian schemes by cutting other people’s population and redistributing other people’s stuff.
Getting from here to there is easy: famine, plague, genocide, or nuclear war will do it. Exactly which of those options is this honest liberal advocating?
Personally, I’m happy to be in a world with seven billion people and food for seven billion. There are distribution issues, almost always brought about by corrupt leftist governments, but we have enough food, water, land, and energy for the current population. I do not want a nuclear war or even a global conventional war. I do not want plague or famine to wipe out the weak or those without political connections. I do not want eugenics “experts” to decide who lives and who is not worth keeping. But I’m not a liberal, so my opinions do not count for those building their far-left Utopia.
Paul Ehrlich is labeled as an expert? This guy’s been wrong in every prediction he’s made in the last 40 years. Hmmm, maybe that’s why he IS called an expert.
Well, that didn’t take long. Yes, I think Paul really needs to set us an example. What on earth is he doing, a chaired professor at Stanford, blowing out greenhouse gasses with every bloviating breath he takes, when he could have set us an example many years ago?
Come on, Paul. It’s not too late!
I believe Paul Ehrlich should be the first one to depart this earth and leave the resources for the rest of us.
Ehrlich is at Stanford?
Gee, Paul’s predictions have been so accurate in the past...
This guy is still emitting CO2?