Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Experts": Population growth driving climate change, poverty

The media and the 'experts' are in full effect, shoving their eugenics agenda down our throats. And there's more to come. More on taxing children. China-style one child policies under consideration. And, my God, killing the elderly. People are still too distracted to notice.

Meanwhile, despite being forcefed this climate hysteria on almost an hourly basis, people, despite their distracted, programmed state, continue to not take any of it seriously. Climate change is the changing of the seasons, the sun rising and setting, a cold front passing through ... or, perhaps, a solar minimum in which there are virtually no solar flares or sunspots, coinciding with a drastic drop in global temperatures, and the rapid return of the polar ice cap.

When these experts, from the UN, a eugenics organization, say that there is a strain on the global food supply, that's a lie. Here in America, farm subsidies literally pay farmers to grow less, to create artificial scarcity in order to keep prices high. If these lunatics were so concerned with the impoverished third world, wouldn't they pay these farmers for their surplus crops and ship them to starving third world nations? It's all so corrupt, so evil, so absurd.

    Breitbart -

    Unchecked population growth is speeding climate change, damaging life-nurturing ecosystems and dooming many countries to poverty, experts concluded in a conference report released Monday.

    Unless birth rates are lowered sharply through voluntary family-planning programmes and easy access to contraceptives, the tally of humans on Earth could swell to an unsustainable 11 billion by 2050, they warned.

    The UN currently projects that global population will rise from 6.8 billion today to between 8.0 and 10.5 billion by mid-century.

    The researchers said that with one and a half million more humans climbing aboard the planet every week, a recipe is looming for ecological overload, famine and broken states.

    "Continued rapid population growth in many of the least developed countries could lead to hunger, a failure of education and conflict," said Malcolm Potts at the University of California in Berkeley, which hosted the conference in February.

    The papers, authored by 42 specialists in environmental science, economics and demography, are published by the Royal Society, Britain's de-facto academy of sciences.

    "There is no doubt that the current rate of human population growth is unsustainable," summarised Roger Short, a professor at the University of Melbourne in Australia.

    "The inexorable increase in human numbers is exhausting conventional energy supplies, accelerating environmental pollution and global warming and providing an increasing number of failed states where civil unrest prevails."

    Ninety-eight percent of the expected population growth will occur in developing countries, especially in Africa, where numbers are set to double to almost two billion by 2050.

    "How Niger is going to feed a population growing from 11 million today to 50 million in 2050 in a semi-arid country that may be facing adverse climate (change) is unclear," said Adair Turner, a member of Britain's House of Lords.

    The population of Uganda was five million in 1950, is 25 million today and could reach 127 million by 2050, Turner said.

    Concern about population growth is not new.

    It was most famously articulated by a British mathematician, Thomas Malthus, who in 1798 -- when Earth was home to about one billion -- calculated that exponential growth would inevitably lead to famine.

    Malthus's dire warning was widely taken seriously until the advent of mechanised farming. The surge in food productivity, helped by the Green Revolution of the 1960s, gave the impression that Earth's bounty was limitless.

    But relentlessly rising demand, diminishing farmland, depleted fish stocks, falling water tables and the threat of climate change have in recent years placed the Malthusian dilemma back on the table.

    In their overview, the authors say that even though the burden of excess population is clear, controversy and taboo stalk the question of how to tackle it.

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