Most people think that the world is overpopulated. The problem is: it isn't, and the
science behind that idea is outdated and false. Sound science has long ago debunked this idea, showing that the
human race is in no danger of overpopulating the planet, and in fact is facing a demographic collapse. And yet, the
vast majority of people worry that there are too many of us.
There is nothing new about poverty. What is
new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it. More than a century and a half ago people began to be
disturbed about the twin problems of population and production. A thoughtful Englishman named Malthus wrote a book that set forth some rather frightening conclusions. He
predicted that the human family was gradually moving toward global starvation because the world was producing
people faster than it was producing food and material to support them. Later scientists, however, disproved the
conclusion of Malthus, and revealed that he had vastly underestimated the resources of the world and the
resourcefulness of man.
Not too many years ago, Dr. Kirtley Mather, a Harvard geologist, wrote a book entitled Enough and
to Spare. He set forth the basic theme that famine is wholly unnecessary in the modern world. Today, therefore, the
question on the agenda must read: Why should there be hunger and privation in any land, in any city, at any table
when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life?
Even deserts can be irrigated and top soil can be replaced. We cannot complain of a lack of land, for there are
twenty-five million square miles of tillable land, of which we are using less than seven million. We have amazing
knowledge of vitamins, nutrition, the chemistry of food, and the versatility of atoms. There is no deficit in human
resources; the deficit is in human will. The well-off and the secure have too often become indifferent and
oblivious to the poverty and deprivation in their midst. The poor in our countries have been shut out of our minds,
and driven from the mainstream of our societies, because we have allowed them to become invisible. Just as
nonviolence exposed the ugliness of racial injustice, so must the infection and sickness of poverty be exposed and
healed - not only its symptoms but its basic causes. This, too, will be a fierce struggle, but we must not be
afraid to pursue the remedy no matter how formidable the task.
Overpopulation Myth Exposed
Overpopulation Myth Exposed
Overpopulation The Making of a Myth
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NGO Envisages Global One Child
Policy, Pandemics to Solve Overpopulation
Report entertains global catastrophe
that kills 6 billion people as potential method of achieving "sustainability"
by Paul Joseph Watson | October 28, 2014
The National Academy of Sciences has
published a shocking report which envisages a Chinese-style global one child policy as the only means of reversing
climate change and reducing global population to a “sustainable” number of 1-2 billion people.
The white paper, entitled
Human population reduction is not a quick fix for environmental problems and authored by the
University of Adelaide’s Corey Bradshaw and Barry Brook, even entertains the impact of world wars and global
pandemics that wipe out 6 billion people as potential methods of combating the threat posed to the environment by
Crucially, the paper is edited by Stanford University’s Paul R. Ehrlich, a perennial advocate of
population reduction whose dire proclamations about environmental catastrophes as a result of overpopulation
have been proven wildly
inaccurate time and time again.
In his 1968 book The Population
Bomb, Ehrlich infamously predicted that, “In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death,”
as a result of overpopulation, just one of many ludicrous forecasts that Ehrlich has got spectacularly wrong on a
Ehrlich has also expressed his support for mandatory population control, arguing that such methods
must be imposed “by compulsion if voluntary methods fail,” while the biologist co-authored
Ecoscience with White House Science Czar John P. Holdren,
the textbook that advocates putting drugs in the water supply to sterilize people, mandatory forced
abortions, and a tyrannical eco-fascist dictatorship run by a “planetary regime.”
Given that connection, it’s unsurprising that the white paper struggles to disguise its advocacy
for draconian methods of population reduction in the name of saving mother Earth.
The report presents a selection of scenarios to achieve “reductions in human fertility” in order to
prevent “climate change,” threats to biodiversity and to help “plan for a healthy future society.”
The authors admit that global fertility rates are already dropping but that “rising
affluence-linked population and consumption rates” (in other words – higher standards of living) are contributing
to worsening environmental conditions.
Under one scenario, a global pandemic wipes out 6 billion people from 2041 onwards, resulting in
the planet’s population being reduced to 5.1 billion by 2100. However, this reduction of 2 billion people compared
to current figures is not sufficient to accomplish the level of human culling desired by the authors, who note that
“even future events that rival or plausibly exceed past societal cataclysms cannot guarantee small future
population sizes without additional measures, such as fertility control.”
Graph: Global pandemic events which reduce population by 2 billion and
6 billion denoted by skull and crossbone image.
While the paper admits that the notion of global pandemics and wars as tools to reduce population
is an “amoral” consideration, its tone almost laments the fact that these “stressors” would not significantly
reduce population down to the desired “sustainable” figure of 1-2 billion people.
“It has been suggested that a total world population between 1 and 2 billion might ensure that all
individuals lived prosperous lives, assuming limited change in per capita consumption and land/materials use,”
states the report. The sober academic tone of the paper only partially obscures the fact that the authors are
advocating that 5 billion people be eradicated from the Earth, a notion they acknowledge is “politically
In two other scenarios, a combination of deaths from a massive world war and a Spanish flu-style
event combined, as well as a pandemic that kills 2 billion people, both fail to achieve the desired level of
population reduction by 2100.
The only method to truly achieve anywhere near the kind of population reduction desired to achieve
sustainability and prosperity, according to the report, is a global Chinese-style one child policy, which if
imposed by 2045 would reduce global population to 3.45 billion, less than half current levels, by 2100. Models show
that this would take at least 140 years to achieve if females were restricted by law to having just one child.
The report notes that one of the main obstacles to imposing stricter family planning measures and a
global one child policy is “conservative religious and political opposition.” What is not discussed is the fact
that China’s barbaric
one child policy is imposed by means of crippling economic coercion and via a system of state terror where
pregnant women are kidnapped off the street by government goons, drugged and made to undergo forced abortions
before being sterilized.
Graph: According to the report, the only way to reduce global
population anywhere near to “sustainable” levels of 1-2 billion would be a global one child policy.
Acknowledging that the imposition of such measures would be “challenging to achieve,” the authors
assert that such draconian methods offer, “great potential to reduce the size of the human population and alleviate
pressure on resource availability over the long term.”
“There are clearly many environmental and societal benefits to ongoing fertility reduction in the
human population,” conclude the authors, arguing that such measures represent a “solution long in the making.”
In reality, when one studies models of human demographics produced by other entities, including the
United Nations’ own figures, overpopulation ceases to be an issue past 2050 and in
fact the real problem becomes underpopulation.
As the Economist
reported, “Fertility is falling and families are shrinking in places— such as Brazil, Indonesia, and even parts
of India—that people think of as teeming with children. As our briefing shows, the fertility rate of half the world
is now 2.1 or less—the magic number that is consistent with a stable population and is usually called “the
replacement rate of fertility”. Sometime between 2020 and 2050 the world’s fertility rate will fall below the
global replacement rate.”
In addition, Professor Hans Rosling’s study of global demographics, expertly summarized in his
presentation Don’t Panic – The Truth About Population (embedded below), illustrates how “in a few
generations’ time, world population growth will level off completely.”
Given the fact that the white paper published by the National Academy of Sciences has debunked
alarmist Paul R. Ehrlich’s fingerprints all over it, its value lies not in providing us with accurate statistics
about population growth, but in offering a shocking glimpse into the eugenics-driven madness and environmental
radicalism that still pervades the halls of academia worldwide in the context of hysteria about overpopulation.
Most people think that the world is overpopulated. The
problem is: it isn't, and the science behind that idea is outdated and false. Sound science
has long ago debunked this idea, showing that the human race is in no danger of overpopulating the
planet, and in fact is facing a demographic collapse. And yet, the vast majority of people worry that
there are too many of us.
We work to educate the public on the myth of
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Alex welcomes an internationally recognized
authority on China and population issues, as well as an acclaimed author and speaker, Steven W. Mosher.
Mosher is the president of the Population Research Institute and the author of the best-selling A Mother’s
Ordeal: One Woman’s Fight Against China’s One-Child Policy.
Acclaimed Author Exposes Overpopulation
Alex welcomes an internationally recognized authority on China and population
issues, as well as an acclaimed author and speaker, Steven W. Mosher. Mosher is the president of the
Population Research Institute and the author of the best-selling A Mother's Ordeal: One Woman's Fight
Against China's One-Child Policy. http://www.pop.org/