Thursday, June 27, 2013

Overpopulation is not a myth;

“The power of population is so superior to the power of earth to produce subsistence to humanity that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race.” Thomas Malthus 1798

Each year, across the planet, an estimated 10 million children die of starvation and starvation related diseases.  Additionally, eight million adults die of starvation and malnutrition.  Over two million human beings cannot secure a clean glass of drinking water daily.  At least two billion humans live in lethal poverty, squalor and misery. (Source:

Yet, without so much as a blink, yawn or sigh—the human race adds another 80 million people to the planet annually—without pause, without thought, without reason.

Where humans lack birth control, children produce endless poverty, illiteracy and starvation)

Mathis Wackernagel, President Global Footprint Network, said, “Today, humanity uses the equivalent of 1.5 planets to provide the resources we use and to absorb our emissions. The majority of countries and states operate their economies without tracking the ecological resources they use against what they actually have. It is like flying a plane without a fuel gauge, and it affects everything from what you pay at the grocery store to the type of world you and your children will live in.”  

On the European front, mass immigration threatens to destabilize the United Kingdom with a projected population increase of 11 million within two decades. Much the same occurs in Australia, America and Canada—otherwise maintaining stable populations.
What causes the problem?  Answer: third world fecundity rates add 1 billion people every 12 years.  It expects an added 100 million by 2035.   It faces irreversible consequences with unsolvable problems.

While most ‘experts’ denigrate "Malthus, the false prophet", Thomas Malthus' predictions manifest more today than in his own time.

(India leads the world in overpopulation. Is this any way to live? Can this planet survive this onslaught of humanity? Why would a single species do this to itself and the rest of life on Earth?)

I think this nonchalance is still part of our evolution, we are not better not higher, despite  our well developed brain, then anything else in nature . Everything has its place, but we elbow our way over and into anything we can think of, without hesitation,  look at the nuclear weapons we have in store, We wander unseeing, right into the abyss. Ts)

As population rises, carrying capacity drops.  What is “carrying capacity”?  For a quick rendition, it means, “The amount resources on a given piece of land to allow long term sustainable human, plant and animal life.”

If animals or humans exceed “carrying capacity” of any given land mass, they crash in numbers by various means, i.e., famine, war, pestilence and disease.

For the 7.1 billion humans in the 21st century, oil resources will define that capacity quotient.  Noted Geologist Walter Youngquist said, “This is going to be an interesting decade, for the perfect storm is brewing—energy, immigration and oil imports.  China grows in direct confrontation for remaining oil.  I think the USA is on a big, slippery downhill slope.  Will the thin veneer of civilization survive?” To see how fast we grow, visit

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