Humanity’s predicament: too many people to sustain civilizations

By Frosty Wooldridge | 14 November 2012
Church and State

Each day, the United States adds another 8,100 people, net gain, to its already overpopulated 315 million citizens. Each year, America adds another 3.1 million on its way to adding 138 million more people by 2050—a scant 38 years from now.

Each day, the world population adds another 240,000 people, net gain to total 80 million more starving and desperate humans on the planet, annually. Every 12 years, humanity adds another 1 billion people on its way to 10.1 billion in 38 years. The environmental damage caused by such numbers staggers even the simplest of minds.

Each day, Americans and all humans on six continents face less water, less arable land, less energy, less resources and less food. They face more starvation, more wars for resources and more misery on a scale unheard of in history—yet, humans keep chugging up their numbers as if no tomorrow will come. They keep burning gas at 84 million barrels per day and billions of tons of coal as if they can deluge the planet with their carbon output with no consequences. www.350.org

Lester Brown, author of Plan B 4.0 Saving Civilization said, “The world has set in motion environmental trends that are threatening civilization itself. We are crossing environmental thresholds and violating deadlines set by nature. Nature is the timekeeper, but we cannot see the clock.”

Few understand and most do nothing. Leaders avoid, evade and ignore the human population juggernaut. All to everyone’s peril! Denial remains the easiest and most potent method for ignoring what we face in the very near future, i.e., more Katrina’s, more Sandy’s, more tornadoes, more droughts and more starvation for humans. BTW, the World Health Organization documents 18 million humans suffer death through starvation annually. Those moribund numbers will rise as humanity’s numbers rise.

Western countries add to their numbers by one single self-imposed choice: immigration

The United Kingdom, already overpopulated and unsustainable at 62 million, expects to hit 70 million within a few short years. All of its increases stem from immigration. The same goes for all of Europe.

Since it’s difficult to “imagine” these catastrophic conditions nationwide, you may educate yourself and others with the following videos. Dr. Jack Alpert brings humanity’s plight to logical and understandable reality. In his three brilliant videos, he spells it out.

Jack Alpert PhD:
Director: Stanford Knowledge Integration Laboratory
http://www.skil.org

Overpopulation Means Civilization Collapse (10 videos), Aug. 2011:

Additionally, for the United States, these two videos by Roy Beck, www.NumbersUSA.org will bring America’s plight into graphic reality.

The good news: you can join www.NumbersUSA.org to become part of an army of Americans who care about the future of their children, our environment and sustainability.

In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersUSA.org, graphically illustrates the impact of endless immigration. Take five minutes to see for yourself:

“Immigration by the numbers – off the chart” by Roy Beck

This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a few words “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org

If you are living in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia or all of Europe, these videos pertain to you and your children. Overpopulation will become the greatest dilemma facing humanity in all of history. Either we solve it gracefully, or Mother Nature will solve it brutally. We must call for all leaders of the world to address human overpopulation. We must call for human population stabilization.

If not, Mother Nature will presume that you chose to increase your numbers beyond her ability to feed, water, warm, house and transport your numbers. Once you do that, she will act swiftly, without mercy and with deadly intent. Mother Nature always bats last.

Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as eight times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. In 2012, he bicycled coast to coast across America. His latest book is: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, copies at 1 888 280 7715/ Motivational program: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, click: www.HowToLiveALifeOfAdventure.com

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8 COMMENTS

  1. The ultimate goal is to have all religions, societies, governments understand and teach that we each have a moral responsibility to limit the number of children we create. We must be taught that we do not have the right to have as many children as we want. Governments must set limits and enforce them.

    Nobody comprehends this today, including demographers who are supposed to be the experts. For example, look at the wikipedia definition of overpopulation (this represents the current conventional wisdom of scientists). Notice that there is no way for an organism to exceed the carrying capacity, unless that organism consumes resources faster than they renew. Obviously humans must consume fossil fuels faster than they renew in order to feed our current numbers. We simply do not know how to feed 7 billion without burning oil, coal, etc. That is the proof that we are overpopulated. The article on overpopulation defines what overpopulation is and then completely ignores that definition and goes on and on with countless pointless facts and arguments. The article should be one simple paragraph that explains that proof. Again, this shows us the state of the current scientific thinking, which is clearly a jumble of countless facts that overlook the obvious.

    We must convince demographers and population economists to stop overlooking the obvious:
    1) we must average fewer than 2 children in ever country right now because every country must consume resources faster than they renew in order to provide for their current numbers.
    2) we must all comprehend that if your descendants average more than 2 children, they will overpopulate the planet even if everyone else has no children.

    This last concept tells us many things. It shows us that the techniques demographers use (sampling/extrapolating) are inappropriate for population issues. Their data and the way they manipulate it is fundamentally flawed, and therefore their conclusions for the solution to population related issues are faulty. It tells us the morality that no religion or government or family should tolerate averaging more than 2 children.

    So, an average person can figure out how to get demographers to change their thinking. I have a paper that could use some editorial and conceptual thinking help. I think it makes the necessary arguments. If we can get it published in a peer reviewed demography publication, we will have accomplished the first step of getting the experts pointed in the right direction.

    This is just one step towards a mass educational campaign designed to effectively add an additional moral responsibility to every human's understanding.

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    • Dear John Taves, my goal is to create the discussion and debate. I can only cover so much ground in 1,000 words. The realities on our planet today dictate that we take action to stabilize and lower human population around the planet. The videos by Roy Beck, Dr. George Colburn, Lester Brown, Dr. Jack Alpert and others give you the understandings. It's up to all of us to move into the forefront of world media with the message. FW

  2. Wooldridge is a clear and concise writer who hits the nail right on the head. What strikes me is the simplicity and the enormity of the problem. How is it that a supposedly intelligent species can collectively ignore such a basic and devastating behavior? I believe that mass religious belief structures are the main problem. Until we can set people free from these simplistic religious mythologies that bind us to an ongoing state of ignorance, we will most certainly die in our communal future of waste and squalor. Mother Nature will get the last say.

  3. Dear Ladies and Gentlemen

    Do you want to contribute something to solve the biggest problem of humankind? Then sign our petition under the world's largest platform change.org: http://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/weltweite-geb

    Would you like to spread these informations on your homepage, on TV and radio stations, in social medias etc und support this campaign., if possible?

    The German physicist, aerospace physician, writer and television presenter Heinz Haber wrote in 1973 that a planet the size of our Earth should not be populated with more than 500 million human beings in order to maintain a harmonious balance between human beings and nature. Today (June 2013 ) we have, with (officially listed ) 7.2 billion human beings, reached more than 14 times this guideline value, and an end of this population growth is not in sight! A huge mass of unemployment and the collapse of our prosperity will be further consequences. A worldwide, mandatory birth control for all countries of Earth is urgent, if we want the impending climate catastrophe to weaken somewhat.
    Even the UN IPCC has recognised the danger in its fifth World Climate Report, but played it down by only predicting a higher sea level rise than previously prognosticated. The world however is in store for an unprecedented climate catastrophe which will bring us human beings – even in Europe! – primeval conditions. According to a current campaign at the world's largest petition platform "change.org", the reasons for this are obvious, but are ignored and tabooed as a result of ignorance, cowardice and lust for might.

    Quote from a proponent of the petition:
    "The overpopulation of Earth is a huge disaster and shows the picture of an egoistical thinking human being who doesn't care the slightest bit about his/her environment and who has raised the fulfilment of his/her desires to be the supreme principle of his/her life. The quality of the future life of all human beings is inseparably connected with the state of nature. The unrestrained plundering, exploitation and the therewith accompanying destruction, devastation and poisoning of the soil, air and water, caused by the huge demand for foodstuffs and goods of all kind of a still explosively growing population, presents the human beings with unsolvable problems. Overpopulation is not a taboo word, rather the exact term for an excessive number of human beings brought about by an irrational and irresponsible procreation of children, and which nature can no longer cope with. There should only be as many human beings living in a country as it can also sustain from its own resources. In addition the fauna and flora must also have enough space to expand in order to fulfil their vital functions in a good functioning ecosystem. This shows that all countries of Earth are overpopulated and need to do something about it. The control of the overpopulation does not mean that human beings have to leave, and it also has nothing to do with racism, but rather it demands of the human being, regardless of his/her colour, that a reasonable birth regulation must be strongly striven for and carried out for the benefit of all human beings and all life on our planet."

    With best regards from Germany
    Achim Wolf

  4. Universal vasectomy for a generation. MEN have traditionally put the onus or repsonsibility for not having unplanned children on the WOMAN. It's time MEN saw themselves as the physical and psychological drivers for overpopulation. And for solving the problem.

    Vasectomy will not cause war. It will not hurt. The newborn who has his vas deferens snipped will never know it, never suffer pain from it. And by the time he is old enough to understand it, we will have used our incredibly advanced methods of behavioral modification and public relations to make sure that the generation which has sacrificed its ability to procreate are HEROES to the planet.

    We have to stop making babies.

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