How Many Habitable Years Left For Humans On Earth? Far Fewer Than We Thought!! The Bill For Our Ecosystem Philandering Has Come Due Already

By Donald A. Collins | 20 June 2022
Church and State


I’ve been reading the literature on the ravaging of the flora and fauna for decades.

As the world’s major polluter, the USA has been joined by others in the mad pursuit of endless growth on a finite planet, which Paul and Ann Ehrlich first wrote about in “The Population Bomb” since widely Pooh Poohed by people such as Julian Simon whose ignorance over time has proven dramatically and drastically wrong as a recent Ehrlich interview with Philip Cafaro discussed.

You can read here the essence of the powerful Ehrlich’s and other experts ignored evidence on Professor Cafaro’s web site:

My own 2007 journal paper offers a summary of the above presentation.

Read it here.

It was 74 years ago in 1948, that President of the NY Zoological Society, Fairfield Osborn’s landmark book “Our Plundered Planet” argued that humans were causing great harm to our environment and cautioned us to embark on a better course.

The initial UN conference on our planet’s health occurred in 1972. This year’s UN Conference covered the nasty events to our flora and fauna that have evolved since that first UN session.

Read here about the 1972 UN meeting.

Was urgent action recommended? Of course.

Then again in 1992 another UN meeting; read about that here.

Some of the claims from the lunatic fringe after that 1992 UN meeting you can read here:

— Conspiracy theorists have claimed that the UN plans to force suburban Americans into urban areas and to mandate contraception to control the population.
— The U.S. Republican Party’s 2012 platform described Agenda 21 as “erosive of American sovereignty.”
— Despite claims that the UN wields central powers to control human life on Earth through Agenda 21, there is nothing in the Agenda to this effect nor any evidence of this control in practice.

Then the latest UN meeting this year with again great expectations which you can read here.

There were 16 developmental goals stated which you can read here.

The article’s opening paragraph says:

“There is the same amount of freshwater on earth as there always has been, but the population has exploded, leaving the world’s water resources in crisis.”

Our constant reporting of the growth of population from 2 billion in 1930 to 8 billion now has largely been ignored.

Then at the effect on climate, read here.

Yes. Will adequate actions be taken? Greta Thunberg’s comment as she commented on this latest meeting: “Blah, blah, blah” saying along with the world’s leading experts that delay will bring irreversible conditions to our tiny orb.

So many disasters are pending, all driven worse by the continuing failure as Ehrlich and Cafaro report above, that you can’t have endless human growth (pollution by humans) on a finite planet and expect it to continue.

Another aspect of many is the pending water crises which you can read here.

Think about the effect on food production; the habitability of Planet Earth is in desperate condition. There are many people and institutions which are seeking answers, but none appear to me as coming in time.

My wife at 96 and I at 91 will not be around to experience it but our grandchildren will. So sad.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”, “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?: Leaders Commit to Reduce Human Population” and “Vote”.

OVERPOPULATION: Is It A Problem For the Planet? (Paul R. Ehrlich, Author of the Population Bomb)

Sir David Attenborough on overpopulation

Mitigation of Climate Change Report 2022: “Litany of broken climate promises” – UN Chief

How to Save Our Planet

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