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  • Climate change may be turning Gulls into Cannibals

    07/24/2016 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Glad2bnuts · 46 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | 07/23/2016 | Tristan Baurick
    PROTECTION ISLAND — Jim Hayward slips on a hard hat and pops open an umbrella before stepping into a storm of angry gulls. Hayward, a seabird biologist based on Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is making his evening rounds through the largest gull nesting colony in the Puget Sound region. He's been monitoring this site since 1987, so he's used to the shrieking, the divebombing, the frequent splatterings of gull poop, and the pecking at his head, hands and feet. What he's not accustomed to is the cannibalism.
  • Bill Nye Tells the Kids There Are Too Many of Us

    06/29/2015 5:22:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 6/29/15 | Dave Blount
    Bill Nye, the liberal establishment’s cartoonish Pseudoscience Guy, packages progressive ideology in childish goofiness so as to render it less menacing as he preaches disproven global warming theory to kids young enough to take it at face value. Although his attempts to implant fear of “climate change” are laughable, his underlying message should make your hair stand on end: “Climate change is a real deal everybody…“Now back in 1750 there were about one-and-a-half billion people in the world. Well today there is 7.2 going on 7.3 billion people. Well that’s the problem. There’s billions of people breathing and burning the...
  • The sixth mass extinction on Earth has officially begun and could threaten humanity's existence

    06/20/2015 12:28:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 159 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 20, 2015 | Mark Prigg
    We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity's existence, researchers have declared. Researchers say a new study shows 'without any significant doubt' that we are entering the sixth great mass extinction on earth. The study says that the window for conserving threatened species is rapidly closing. The study shows without any significant doubt that we are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event,' said Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies in biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment who led the research.The new study, published in the journal Science Advances,...
  • World population may hit 11 billion by 2100

    09/19/2014 5:52:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    AFP ^ | September 18, 2014 | Staff
    The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UN-led analysis published Thursday. That would mean two billion more people on Earth than expected by 2100, largely due to high birth rates in Africa, said the report in the US journal Science. "The consensus over the past 20 years or so was that world population, which is currently around seven billion, would go up to nine billion and level off or probably decline," said co-author Adrian Raftery, professor of statistics and of sociology at the University of Washington.
  • [VIDEO] Al Gore: Africa’s Population Is A Problem That “Must Be Addressed”

    01/28/2014 11:52:30 AM PST · by absentee · 82 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/28/2014 | Caleb Howe
    “Africa’s projected to have more people than China or India by mid-century. More than China and India combined by the end of the century. And this is one of the causal factors that must be addressed.” At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week, Al Gore participated in a forum on “climate change” and how it affects the economy, and vice versa. In response to a question about whether he was happy to see increased willingness to act on global warming, Gore offered a rambling response that included the above eye-popper. Gore, like many other warmers, and in...
  • The greatest threat facing mankind is...

    01/22/2012 4:54:42 PM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 170 replies
    Faith, Reason and Health Blog ^ | 01/22/12 | Various
    Sunday, January 22, 2012 The greatest threat facing mankind is... The greatest threat facing mankind is NOT anthropogenic "climate change." Nor is it anthropogenic environmental damage. It most certainly is not "overpopulation." Neither is it "peak oil." Nor is it food shortages. The greatest threat facing mankind is, however, "anthropogenic." Because the greatest threat facing mankind is the general failure of mankind to reproduce: Fewer tells a monumental human story, largely ignored, but which promises to starkly change the human condition in the years to come. Never before have birth and fertility rates fallen so far, so fast, so low,...
  • Leading Population Researcher: There Is A 90% Chance Of “Collapse Of Global Civilization”

    10/25/2011 11:24:25 AM PDT · by blam · 51 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10-25-2011 | Mac Slavo
    Leading Population Researcher: There Is A 90% Chance Of “Collapse Of Global Civilization” (Ehrlich) Mac Slavo October 25th, 2011 Paul Ralph Ehrlich, biologist and professor of population studies at Stanford University, has been warning for decades (The Population Bomb, 1968) that the earth is becoming increasingly unstable and incapable of supporting our ever expanding population growth. With 7 billion people on the planet and growth estimated to continue at a pace that would reach 15 billion by the end of the 21st century, Ehrlich notes that our concerns about feeding the world’s population and meeting energy resource needs for future...
  • Carnegie Institution Study: Genocide Reduces Global Warming (All hail to Genghis Khan!)

    01/28/2011 7:10:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2011 | Andrew Walden
    A study touting Genghis Khan's environmental record is being cheered by the team which produced Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth.  Genghis Khan's great accomplishment for the green cause?  Killing off 40 million humans so their un-tilled fields would be overtaken by forests.  While some may find genocide morally repugnant, environmentalists had a different concern:  Would reforestation be enough to overcome the greenhouse gases released by all those decaying bodies?  Julia Pongratz, who headed the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology research project from the Institution's Stanford University campus offices, provides the answer in a January 20 news release: We found that during the short...
  • Scientific American Proposes Global Warming Solution: Contraception and Safe Abortion

    10/15/2010 4:38:53 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 38 replies · 3+ views
    The Business & Media Institute ^ | October 15, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    The use of birth control has been an issue debated by ethicists in the United States for over a century. Until now, it’s been a moral issue, and few mainstream voices ever advocated the use of birth control for environmental reasons. On Scientific American’s website, an Oct. 11 article by David Biello argues that if we were able to lower the growth of the world’s population, the amount of carbon that is expected to be emitted into the atmosphere would significantly diminish. He cited a study from the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research that explained demographic ties to the...
  • Carbon Scheme: Offset Your Jet-Set Lifestyle by Eliminating African Babies

    12/14/2009 3:46:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 860+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/04/09 | Hilary White
    December 14, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Population control groups have been using the hype surrounding the Copenhagen climate change conference to promote their solution to hypothetical impending environmental catastrophes. Earlier this month, two pieces appearing in the same edition of the Guardian revisited a report by Britain's Optimum Population Trust (OPT) that suggests that people in wealthy first-world countries should "offset" the carbon cost of their jet-setting lifestyles by paying to prevent the births of poor children in the developing world. John Vidal, the Guardian's environment editor, wrote that the OPT's report suggesting a "radical" plan to cut carbon emissions was...
  • Let's Try Cap-and-Trade on Babies

    10/18/2009 11:29:26 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies · 596+ views
    Miller-McCune ^ | October 15, 2009 | Emily Badger
    Population growth is the real driver for higher greenhouse gas emission, so why don't more mainstream solutions start there? Andrew Revkin, an environmental reporter for The New York Times and author of the paper's Dot Earth blog, warns that the math is pretty depressing. There are about 6.8 billion people on the planet today, a number projected to get to 9 billion by 2050. Americans, the world's greatest per-capita emitters of greenhouse gas emissions, produce about 20 tons of the stuff per person, per year. If we were to cut that in half, as emissions rose with the quality of...
  • Peak Oil, Carrying Capacity and Overshoot: Population, the Elephant in the Room

    02/24/2008 1:41:05 PM PST · by ScratInTheHat · 80 replies · 319+ views
    Paul Chefurka ^ | 2007 | Paul Chefurka
    As we all know but are sometimes reluctant to contemplate, oil is a finite, non-renewable resource. This automatically means that its use is not sustainable. If the use of oil is not sustainable, then of course the added carrying capacity the oil has provided is likewise unsustainable. Carrying capacity has been added to the world in direct proportion to the use of oil, and the disturbing implication is that if our oil supply declines, the carrying capacity of the world will automatically fall with it. These two observations (that oil has expanded the world's carrying capacity and oil use is...
  • Ensuring a healthy growth in population (can political pollicy encourage childbirth?)

    08/21/2007 11:15:21 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 108 replies · 1,192+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 19, 2007 | Jonathan Last
    Regular readers will recall that we are on the verge of a population problem. Fertility rates have been falling across the globe, and in nearly every industrialized country are already below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman. Despite the appearance of a world bursting at the seams with an ever-greater number of people, the current growth rate is slowing and the world's population is likely to peak about nine billion and then begin contracting - precipitously - by 2080. Regular readers also will recall that there are convincing, if not certain, reasons to suspect that population contraction could...
  • 6.5 Billion and Rising-For a Time

    03/24/2006 6:23:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 464+ views
    Population Research Institute ^ | 03.24.06 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    The experts do not agree when the Earth's population reached 6.5 billion, but they generally agree that it has. The U.S. Census Bureau chose February 25, 2006, but the United Nations Population Division (UNDP) had picked July 2005. The People's Daily of China's Communist Party, intent on reducing the population of the world's largest nation by any means necessary, went with Dec. 19, 2005. Both the UN and Census Bureau believe world population will continue to rise, with the UN predicting 9.1 billion by 2050 and the bureau 9.2 billion. It is taken as divinely revealed dogma by the media...
  • THE WORLD SPINNING FROM A DEPOPULATION CRISIS

    05/08/2005 1:35:03 PM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 62 replies · 2,464+ views
    "Europe has been experiencing terrible problems because of the decline in its birth rates. Never have birth and fertility rates fallen so low for so long, in so many places, as they have in Europe, which has seen 45 consecutive years of fertility decline. As a result, the European Union expects to suffer a net loss of 70 million people by 2050."
  • U.N.: World Population to Hit 9B in 2050

    02/25/2005 5:12:12 AM PST · by Brilliant · 20 replies · 504+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 02/25/05 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS - The world's population will increase by 40 percent to 9.1 billion in 2050, but virtually all the growth will be in the developing world, especially in the 50 poorest countries, the U.N. Population Division said. In a report Thursday, the division said the population in less developed countries is expected to swell from 5.3 billion today to 7.8 billion in 2050. By contrast, the population of richer developed countries will remain mostly unchanged, at 1.2 billion. "It is going to be a strain on the world," said Hania Zlotnik, the division's new director. She said the expected...
  • Let's Stop Scaring Ourselves

    12/14/2004 7:13:54 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 42 replies · 1,831+ views
    PARADE Magazine ^ | 12/5/04 | Michael Crichton
    This year I turned 62, and I find I have acquired—along with aches and pains—a perspective on the world that I lacked as a younger person. I now recognize that for most of my life I have felt burdened by highly publicized fears that decades later did not turn out to be true. I was reminded of this when I came across this 1972 statement about climate: “We simply cannot afford to gamble…We cannot risk inaction. Those scientists who [disagree] are acting irresponsibly. The indications that our climate can soon change for the worse are too strong to be reasonably...
  • How many people three centuries from now? UN thinks it knows [Year 2300: 9 Billion People]

    12/08/2003 10:55:33 PM PST · by yonif · 17 replies · 221+ views
    DeepikaGlobal ^ | December 9, 2003 | AFP
    United Nations, December 9 : Stretching its previous attempts to predict the future, the United Nations said on Tuesday the world will be crowded with nine billion people when the year 2300 rolls around three centuries from now. In what it called a "groundbreaking" statistical achievement, the UN's population department said it was now able to make extended long-range predictions that easily beat earlier forecasts, which only went to 2150. The baby-makers of the future, however, will have to cooperate. According to the "medium fertility scenario," the rate of new births will be less than the death rate for around...
  • The Overpopulation Myth

    01/09/2003 1:33:25 PM PST · by stoney · 101 replies · 937+ views
    Junto Society ^ | Bob Sperlazzo
    The Over Population Myth Part 1 Provided by Bob Sperlazzo Informed Christian Digest 01/09/2003 The Overpopulation Lie is Killing Us! (Part 1) . "There are now 6 billion people on Earth. The planet's population will most likely continue to climb until 2050, when it will peak at 9 billion; other predictions have the world's population peaking at 7.5 billion in 2040. In either case, it will then go into a sharp decline. The world may soon be facing an under-population crisis -- a prospect that has all but escaped media scrutiny." -- Anthony C. LoBaido (http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=19076) . "The world is...
  • The Population Dud: At recent UN meeting, myth of over-population died just a little bit more.

    06/28/2002 11:19:42 PM PDT · by Polycarp · 11 replies · 139+ views
      Email This ArticleThe Population Dud    AUSTIN RUSE After years of "successful" population-control efforts, experts are realizing that their fears were groundless. And as fertility rates continue to drop, well below expected levels, new concerns are emerging. It dies a slow death; still it dies. At a recent UN meeting, the myth of over-population died just a little bit more. Officials at the UN Population Division officially announced that they were lowering their predictions of world population by as much as 1 billion people. Only two years ago, the UN statisticians had thought that the world would reach a...
  • Good Times for Dogs, Not So Good for Babies – A Reflection on the Perversity of Modern Culture

    12/01/2014 7:56:57 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-30-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    > Good Times for Dogs, Not So Good for Babies – A Reflection on the Perversity of Modern Culture By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn moral decline, both personal and cultural, the problem is that not only do we desire what is evil, we also stop desiring that which is good and holy. At the heart of desiring what is evil (or what is good, but to excess), are pride, greed, lust, and gluttony. Sloth and envy are more involved in no longer desiring what is good.Sloth is a kind or sorrow or aversion to the good things God offers to us, involving everything...
  • India’s sterilization drive leaves at least 8 dead

    11/11/2014 6:45:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2014 9:28 PM EST | Katy Daigle
    India’s drive to limit population growth by offering free sterilization surgeries left at least eight women dead and 20 others seriously ill Wednesday, highlighting the risks women face in reproductive health in a country struggling with high rates of poverty. A total of 83 women, all villagers under the age of 32, had the operations Saturday as part of the free sterilization campaign and were sent home that evening. But dozens later became ill and were rushed in ambulances to private hospitals in Bilaspur, a city in central Chhattisgarh state. By Wednesday morning, at least eight women had died—apparently from...
  • Overpopulation Is a Myth: 6 Videos

    11/06/2014 12:13:36 PM PST · by millegan
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked her fellow Democrats to keep her on as their leader in the new Congress next year, saying she still has unfinished goals she wants to accomplish. She said the chief message she took from Tuesday’s election, which saw Democrats eviscerated at all levels, is that voter suppression was a problem.
  • "Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law"

    10/23/2014 8:13:27 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/23/2014 | Tyler Durden, Brandon Smith
    Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com, One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease? After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on...
  • Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

    10/23/2014 9:59:04 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu, Oct 23 00:08 AM BST | Tom Miles
    At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000.
  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    08/10/2014 12:46:23 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 5,025 replies
    Free Republic Threads ^ | August 10, 2014 | Legion
    I have spent a little time compiling links to threads about the Ebola outbreak in the interest of having all the links in one thread for future reference. Please add links to new threads and articles of interest as the situation develops. Thank You all for you participation.
  • Muslim Burial Practices Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus

    10/21/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Muslim burial practices are being blamed for the spread of Ebola.</p> <p>Remains of Secretary General of The Nigeria Supreme General for Islamic Affairs and Seriki of Egbaland, Alhaji Lateeef Adegbite at his burial in 2012.</p> <p>Islam requires family members to personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. This practise is putting more Africans at risk to catch the disease that is spread by body fluids.</p>
  • Ebola Czar Ron Klain Says "Overpopulation" Top Concern

    10/21/2014 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 114 replies
    Ron Klain on the "top leadership issue in the world today."
  • #Ebola Czar Called Overpopulation Top Leadership Issue

    10/20/2014 3:44:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 56 replies
    Got News ^ | 10/20/2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Ebola’s ebola czar called overpopulation the top leadership concern of the world, Gotnews.com has learned. Democratic operative Ron Klain and his wife, Monica Medina, spoke with a Georgetown interviewer in 2008. Ebola Czar Ron Klain Says "Overpopulation" Top Concern Video clip“I think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain said. “We’ve got to find a way to make...
  • [April 6, 2006] FBI Interested in Texas “Doomsday” Ecologist who said Ebola Sol

    10/04/2014 2:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 6, 2006
    AUSTIN, April 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ebola, a form of hemorrhagic fever in which the internal organs of the victim liquefy, has one of the highest rates of fatality of any known contagious disease at approximately 80-90% and is one of the most contagious diseases known to medical science. It is also high on the list of possible bio-terror weapons of concern to international law enforcement and military security agencies. Tom Clancy’s thriller novel, Rainbow Six describes a group of radical environmentalists that wants to rid the world of people using a modified version of Ebola. All of which is...
  • Report: “Disaster Teams Were Notified Months Ago They Would Be Activated in October”

    10/01/2014 9:32:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/1/14 | Mac Slavo
    A public tweet from a large government supplier of emergency response products specializing in “high risk events” says that Disaster Assistance Response Teams were told to prepare to be activated in the month of October. The shocking revelation, made on the Goldenstate Fire/EMS Twitter page, suggests that not only did someone know that the Ebola virus would be reaching America, but that they knew exactly when it would happen.
  • Oh Look, It's Back! (Sustainable Development)

    03/23/2014 8:47:10 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 29 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | March 23, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    How did this manage to find its way into print? Civilization was pretty great while it lasted, wasn't it? Too bad it's not going to for much longer. According to a new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, we only have a few decades left before everything we know and hold dear collapses. The report, written by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center along with a team of natural and social scientists, explains that modern civilization is doomed. And there's not just one particular group to blame, but the entire fundamental structure and nature...
  • Overpopulated of Olderpopulated? A Consideration of Some Suprising New Demographic Trends

    09/30/2011 2:56:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 28, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I was alerted to a fascinating and alarming article on demographic trends that shows forth several significant trends: a globally aging population (not just in the West), the wide scale decline of the nuclear family, and the continued growth of mega cities. One of the most surprising assertions in the article is that many of the trends we have attributed to the increasingly decadent West, are becoming far more worldwide even to include the Muslim and African worlds. Of course we must remember that demographics often look at current trends and project them out into the future. As the article...
  • Lost Jobs on the Internet and Gained Back in War?

    10/13/2013 7:06:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Moments ago, I responded to a reader James from the UK regarding automation on farms. James commented that he only need one laborer where decades ago it took 25 men to do the same job. James asked "If we displace 90% of the workforce in the next 100 years - and we could well exceed this, given rapidly increasing levels of automation (with humanoid robots becoming commonplace in this time-frame) - how will the aggregate consumer afford to consume the average product? The level of work loss seems likely to exceed the level of new product development." My Reply...
  • It Begins… 2010 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Pushes Chinese-Style Population Control

    06/25/2013 5:07:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 24, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Michael E. Arth ran for governor in Florida in 2010 as a Democrat.Michael E. Arth shaking hands with supporters while running for governor of Florida in 2010. This week Arth pushed Chinese-style population control. He also Americans should purchase “birth credits” to have kids. Vice.com reported: So if people live longer and longer, how do you deal with overpopulation? That’s why we have to get started now. Waiting just compounds the problem. World population increases by 220,000 every day, after accounting for the 155,000 who die. It’s truly a hydra-headed problem, because for every person that is cut down by...
  • Lockheed Martin Throws More Dirt on Malthus’ Grave (Clean water available for the whole planet?)

    03/17/2013 7:15:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The American Interest ^ | March 16, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    Cheap, clean water may soon be available for the whole planet. According to Reuters, defense contractor Lockheed Martin has developed a filter that will hugely reduce the amount of energy necessary to turn sea water into fresh water. The filter, which is five hundred times thinner then others currently available, lets water pass through but blocks all salt molecules. It will use almost 100 times less energy than other methods for making salt water drinkable, giving third world countries another way of expanding access to drinking water without having to create costly pumping stations. As the article points out, this...
  • Why I am not having kids (Addle-brained Lefty Alert)

    02/02/2013 8:03:59 AM PST · by tom h · 61 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | January 30, 2013 | Sharon Pian Chan
    My husband and I choose to be childless in Seattle, writes editorial columnist Sharon Pian Chan My husband and I just ended our debate about having children. To breed or not to breed, this was the question... We have decided we have other things to give to the world. We won’t be having kids. We choose to be childless in Seattle. ... Feminism empowered women to talk about motherhood as a pursuit that deserves as much attention as men’s work. In the past 20 years, women have bravely spoken about struggles to conceive, which helped educate a generation about fertility....
  • You Worry. You Shouldn't : Overpopulation and Resource Exhaustion

    06/18/2012 4:20:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/17/2012 | Art Carden
    I worry too much. You do, too. And no wonder: you can’t watch the news or read a newspaper or click on a website without seeing or reading a report about something horrifying. Often, the risk as reported in the media is grossly out of proportion with the actual risk you face. Given that we have limited time and energy, there are some things people worry about that get far too much attention relative to the risks they pose. It seems like there are terrifying possibilities around every corner, and unfortunately there is an entire “industry”—government—that feeds on and fuels...
  • Cut world population and redistribute resources, expert urges (Says Stanford Prof. Paul Ehrlich)

    04/26/2012 12:06:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/26/2012 | John Vidal
    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.The optimum population of Earth – enough to guarantee the minimal physical ingredients of a decent life to everyone – was 1.5 to 2...
  • The Jaffe Memo: What’s Wrong With Planned Parenthood Besides Abortion

    12/21/2011 12:55:45 AM PST · by gabriellah · 4 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 12/21/2011 | Bryana Johnson
    “There is only one country in the world for which we project the median fertility to not fall below 2.1 children in the projection period between 2010 and 2100,” said the UN Population Division in the 2010 Population Estimates and Projections Revision. In their informative video series, Overpopulation Is a Myth, The Population Research Institute explains, ”by the end of this century, we’ll be losing 1 billion people every twenty years.”
  • FDA revokes Avastin’s approval for breast cancer treatment

    11/18/2011 11:14:44 AM PST · by Qbert · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2011 | Rob Stein
    The Obama administration Friday revoked the approval of the best-selling drug Avastin for treating advanced breast cancer in the United States, despite appeals from distraught women, some patients advocates and the company that makes the drug. FDA Administrator Margaret Hamburg issued a 69-page decision outlining her decision, which was based on the recommendation of a six-member FDA advisory committee that unanimously concluded in June that the drug was harming women more than it was helping them. [Snip] ... Genentech spokesman Charlotte Arnold. “We are disappointed with this outcome. We remain committed to the many women with this incurable disease and...
  • Daily Kos writer: We could use ‘global superplague’ to stop overpopulation

    08/23/2011 4:09:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/22/11 | Jeremy Kryn
    August 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A prominent left-wing American political blog has come under fire after publishing one writer’s quip that the world needs “a global superplague” because “there are too many goddam people already.” Daily Kos contributor Jon Stafford’s August 10 post, in which Stafford described himself as “Not Pro-Choice, Pro-Abortion,” drew immediate attention in the blogosphere. While Stafford said that his remarks are partly “facetious,” he went on to say, “nevertheless there is a seed of truth in it, because I believe that the world is wildly overpopulated and that we must take steps as a society to...
  • The Myth of Overpopulation

    06/14/2011 10:44:04 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 67 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jun. 13 2011 | S. Michael Craven
    Perhaps one of the most persistent and pervasive myths that have shaped the thinking of many people and, subsequently, public policy is the myth that the world’s population is spiraling out of control and that it will ultimately lead to catastrophic shortages of the essential resources necessary to sustain life. This whole concept of “overpopulation” can be traced to Thomas Malthus, the British scholar and Anglican clergyman (albeit a very misguided one) who, without any specific knowledge other than his own speculations, predicted in 1789 that the planet’s rapid increase in population would soon outstrip the planet’s ability to produce...
  • Africa Needs Population Growth, Not Birth Control

    05/27/2011 8:47:50 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 05/25/2011 | Chinwuba Iyizoba
    The United Nations recently published its two-yearly update of world population projections. These suggest that Nigeria could rise to 725 million people by 2100. Western media are shrilly calling for Nigeria to put a check on her population growth. No way, sorry. We Nigerians are rejoicing. Africans love children. First for financial security. In the past children helped in the farms and the more of them the better. Today, with little or no social security, children are needed to support their parents in old age. Their contributions constitute an informal pension scheme. And having more children means a better pension....
  • Overpopulation scare a century old and without substance

    04/12/2011 11:40:05 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 19 replies
    PhillyBurbs.com ^ | April 6, 2011 | JOSEPH TEVINGTON
    The notion that we are imperiled by the size of the human population has been around since Anglican priest Thomas Malthus first postulated it in the late 18th century. In regard to famine, immorality, war and human misery of all sorts, Malthus maintained that there is "one great cause," preventing "improvement of society," and that is "the constant tendency in all animated life to increase beyond the nourishment prepared for it." If the size of the human population were to go unchecked, Malthus' demographics suggested that people would soon outrun global food supplies. Yup, that tired notion has been around...
  • The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Historic 1992 Earth Summit

    03/08/2011 7:51:32 PM PST · by mikalasukala · 1 replies · 3+ views
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | March 8, 2011 | Consigliere5
    The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Part 7 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro, June 3-14, 1992 Informally called the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, Brazil.Another example of the United Nations trying to blend all religions together into a New Agey "Global Consciousness aka: the coming Planetary Transformation aka: World Awakening aka: Shift to the New Aquarian Age" and get rid of the "exclusive" Christian Gospel.Conference Secretary-General: Maurice StrongFrom this UN page:The two-week Earth Summit was the climax of a process, begun in December 1989, of planning, education and negotiations among all Member States of the...
  • NOAA Climate Scientist: “We Need to Do Whatever We Can to Reduce Population”

    01/06/2011 5:40:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 84 replies
    Hauntingthelibrary ^ | January 3, 2011 | Hauntingthelibrary
    John B. Miller, a climate scientist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, doing research for NOAA, has been filmed at a “350″ climate change rally at the Denver statehouse calling for control of population and an end to the “madness” of economic growth.In what was clearly a passionate and deeply heartfelt speech, Miller told the audience, to cheers and applause: I would be remiss, as a scientist who studied this, if I didn’t mention the following two things:The first is that, most importantly, we need to do, as a society, in this country and globally, whatever we can to reduce...
  • The Eternal Return of Overpopulation - Getting the cause of high fertility backwards.

    10/19/2010 6:43:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Reason ^ | October 19, 2010 | Ronald Bailey
    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, “Who’s 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 “China’s example, for lessons good and bad.”...
  • The pill and 50 years of misery [the pill kills!]

    05/06/2010 5:01:27 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 39 replies · 866+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 5-6-10 | Judie Brown
    Isn't it interesting that as the United States of America approaches the 50th anniversary of this nation's most popular recreational drug, the birth control pill, special interest media is ginning up the presses — or in this case, the web sites — with all sorts of ideas for the next 50 years. A sampling of what America's birth control worshippers are saying may give one pause to rethink. For example, on May 3, the Los Angeles Biomedical Research institute (LA BioMed) announced "that it has received $1.5 million in grant funding to study a contraceptive for men that uses a...
  • Has 'the pill' caused drive-by shootings?

    05/09/2010 8:32:34 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 4 replies · 390+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 5-9-10 | Matt C. Abbott
    Judging by the laudatory articles on the birth control pill popping up all over the Web in recent days, one might conclude that the pill was in fact the greatest invention since sliced multigrain bread. One such article, written by professor and author Elaine Tyler May, appears in The Washington Post. May writes: Today, we celebrate both motherhood and the pill. It is Mother's Day, and it is the 50th anniversary of the day the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would approve the pill — though the dream of an oral contraceptive is much older. The birth control...