Over-population is the real cause of climate change – it’s killing us all off

By Joe Barry | 23 April 2014
Irish Independent

GROWTH: India's population is expected to exceed 1.27bn this year and is growing at more than 6.5m a year. (Photo: AP)
GROWTH: India’s population is expected to exceed 1.27bn this year and is growing at more than 6.5m a year. (Photo: AP)

Despite all the warnings of global warming and imminent disaster, it is unlikely that we will change our ways until a real catastrophe actually occurs.

We have all read about the storms, droughts, melting ice caps and rising sea levels occurring worldwide, while here in Ireland, during last winter’s floods and gales, we experienced a small foretaste of what might well become the norm.

But are we prepared to do anything meaningful about it?

Probably not, is the simple answer.

A lot of hot air will be generated during debates, but if changing the way we behave requires a reduction in our living standards, then nothing will happen.

If the worst occurs and the prophets of doom are proved correct, by then it will probably be too late. Our children will be faced with wars, famine and destitution as strong nations attempt to take over the scarce resources available in other countries and in the poorer areas of the globe, people will simply starve.

The remarkable thing is that the real cause of global warming is rarely mentioned. It is the elephant in the room. Everyone can see it but no one wants to speak about it, presumably because this subject is a contentious one and challenges the core beliefs of many religions.

The undeniable fact is that we, the human race, are the cause of our own difficulties and unless we reduce our numbers, we will self-destruct.

In the past, wars, famine and plagues kept world populations in check. Happily these are now rare events, but if we continue to ignore the true reason for the environmental disasters facing us, we will rapidly pass the point where we can save ourselves.

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71 COMMENTS

  1. Joe Barry, Thank you for the article. You say, “The planet Earth is estimated to have resources that can sustain one billion people…” but in actuality the planet can only healthily provide for right around 529 million human beings. You are right about overpopulation being at the root of all problems we face today. I ask you to imagine a world where love, peace, truth, freedom and harmony are valued. https://nebula.wsimg.com/8a6cf192589bcb43ce80667f
    A Crusade Against Overpopulation by ‘Billy’ Eduard Albert Meier, lays before us the most honest and thorough examination of the problems we face today, their cause, and how to best correct them. When we grasp the importance of taking self-responsibility and acknowledge the immutable law of cause and effect, we then realize the logical next step is to open the discussion with one another and to proceed in action together for the survival of humanity and all life on Earth. I do hope this information will be helpful not only to you, but everyone here who wishes to research the topic further.

  2. The next great war will be fought over fresh water and here in Canada we have a goodly percentage of this valuable resource. Wars will be fought over it and perhaps that will be the great leveller?

  3. I think there are several elephants in your room. 1. More food is produced on earth then is consumed. 2. Imagine if we were smart and distributed wealth so people don’t have many children. 3. Saying this stuff means you and others like you would like population culling, forced sterilisation, wars and famine to return (if you’re serious about ‘changing our ways’ that is). So my dear think rather than regurgitate

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