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Thomas Malthus Foretold Humanitys Gravest Plight with Clarity

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 18:43
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By Frosty Wooldridge 

“The power of population is so superior to the power of earth to produce subsistence to humanity that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race.” Thomas Malthus 1798

Each year, across the planet, an estimated 10 million children die of starvation and starvation related diseases.  Additionally, eight million adults die of starvation and malnutrition.  Over two million human beings cannot secure a clean glass of drinking water daily.  At least two billion humans live in lethal poverty, squalor and misery. (Source: www.worldhealthorganization.com)

Yet, without so much as a blink, yawn or sigh—the human race adds another 80 million people to the planet annually—without pause, without thought, without reason.

Mathis Wackernagel, President Global Footprint Network, said, Today, humanity uses the equivalent of 1.5 planets to provide the resources we use and to absorb our emissions. The majority of countries and states operate their economies without tracking the ecological resources they use against what they actually have. It is like flying a plane without a fuel gauge, and it affects everything from what you pay at the grocery store to the type of world you and your children will live in.”  

On the European front, mass immigration threatens to destabilize the United Kingdom with a projected population increase of 11 million within two decades. Much the same occurs in Australia, America and Canada—otherwise maintaining stable populations.

What causes the problem?  Answer: third world fecundity rates add 1 billion people every 12 years.  It expects an added 100 million by 2035.   It faces irreversible consequences with unsolvable problems.

While most ‘experts’ denigrate “Malthus, the false prophet”, Thomas Malthus’ predictions manifest more today than in his own time.

As population rises, carrying capacity drops.  What is “carrying capacity”?  For a quick rendition, it means, “The amount resources on a given piece of land to allow long term sustainable human, plant and animal life.”

If animals or humans exceed “carrying capacity” of any given land mass, they crash in numbers by various means, i.e., famine, war, pestilence and disease.

For the 7.1 billion humans in the 21st century, oil resources will define that capacity quotient.  Noted Geologist Walter Youngquist said, “This is going to be an interesting decade, for the perfect storm is brewing—energy, immigration and oil imports.  China grows in direct confrontation for remaining oil.  I think the USA is on a big, slippery downhill slope.  Will the thin veneer of civilization survive?” To see how fast we grow, visit www.populationmedia.com

Youngquist continued, “Beyond oil, population is the number one problem of the 21st century, for when oil is gone as we know and use it today—and it WILL be gone—population will still be here.”

The world uses 84 million barrels daily.  That’s 42 gallons to a drum!  By mid-century, use will top 120-140 million barrels per day.  Oil will run out because of limited reserves in the ground.  As a shocking reality check: according to James Howard Kunstler, The Long Emergency, by 2030, China expects to burn 98 million barrels EVERY day. They add 27,000 new cars to their highways weekly according to NBC’s anchor Brian Williams.

Dr. Albert Bartlett of the University of Colorado said, “Present population growth rate is putting our children at risk.  They will experience holes in the ozone causing serious biological effects on plants and humans.  World ocean fisheries are collapsing from endless plundering.  Two thirds of the world’s people will suffer from water shortages by 2025.  It is not possible to sustain population growth or growth in rates of consumption of resources.”

Where is the worst overpopulation problem on the planet according to Dr. Bartlett?  “It’s right here in the United States!”

Dr. Bartlett said, “Can you think of any problem, on any scale, from microscopic to global, whose long-term solution is in any demonstrable way, aided, assisted, or advanced, by having continued population growth—at the local level, the state level, the national level, or globally?”

How many people in the United States constitute enough?  How far down the rabbit hole do we want to dig ourselves?  At what point is enough—too much?  If we shut down the borders today with zero immigration, while enjoying our sustainable 2.03 fertility level of American women on average, we would still grow via “population momentum” by an added 40 million.

We paint ourselves into a perilous corner. Once the numbers manifest, our society will suffer irreversible consequences with unsolvable problems.  One visit to Los Angeles will show you they suffer toxic air, dwindling safe drinking water, gridlock to the point of insanity, water shortages, endless highways and housing development.  Consider San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Detroit, Denver and all other large cities grow beyond the bounds of reason!  

Sustainable growth, slow growth, managed growth, smart growth and all other kinds of growth prove oxymoronic.  Sustainable growth cannot be sustained.  Why? All growth exceeds carrying capacity at some point.  In other words, the bubble bursts, the dam breaks, the glass spills, the balloon pops and the red-lined engine blows up.

“Population growth is given as a cause of the problems identified, but eliminating the cause is not mentioned as a solution,” Bartlett said. “We are prescribing aspirin for cancer.”

At the current rate of growth driven by immigration, America will double its population near the end of the 21st century—from 300,000,000 to 625,000,000.  As long as the underlying cause of a problem is not dealt with, we, and our leaders, as a nation, perpetuate a falsehood which Mark Twain called ‘silent-assertion’:  “Almost all lies are acts,” he said.  “I am speaking of the lie of ‘silent-assertion’.  It would not be possible for a humane and intelligent person to invent a rational excuse for slavery; yet you will remember that in the early days of emancipation in the North, agitators got small help from anyone.  They could not break the universal stillness that reigned from the pulpit and press all the way down to the bottom of society–the clammy stillness created and maintained by the lie of silent-assertion that there wasn’t anything going on in which intelligent people were interested.

“The conspiracy of the silent-assertion lie is hard at work always and everywhere, and always in the interest of a stupidity (unlimited growth) or sham (unlimited immigration), never in the interest of the respectable (average citizens).  It is the most timid and shabby of all lies.  The silent-assertion is that nothing is going on which fair and intelligent men and women are aware of and are engaged by their duty to try to stop.”

‘Silent-assertion’ worked until it brought China, India and Bangladesh to their knees with sheer misery of numbers.  How do I know?  I’ve spent a lot of time in Asia and other overpopulated regions.  China, even with enforced one child per family, grows by 8 million annually. India, with 1.21 billion, adds even more yearly.  Bangladesh suffers 157 million people in a landmass the size of Ohio.  Do you see anyone racing to immigrate to those havens of human overload?

Do we as a nation, want millions upon millions of added people from countries already exceeding their “carrying capacity”?  Legal immigration proves as dangerous as illegal.  To think otherwise will allow that ‘silent-assertion’ to create another China or India in America.  Just imagine Ohio with 157 million people and all the rest of the United States with THAT kind of population density!

Albert Einstein said, “The problems in the world today are so enormous they cannot be solved with the level of thinking that created them.”

We are no longer living in the 20th century America with only 75 million people riding horses or trains.  We’re in the 21st century with cars and jets and 315 million people added to the 7.1 billion on the planet—creating horrific environmental consequences.  Again, we had to change our ‘silent-assertion’ about slavery and we MUST change our ‘silent-assertion’ about population growth and economic growth.  If we continue steaming full speed ahead like the captain of the Titanic, our children will be on board when we hit the peak oil, global warming, ozone holes, collapsing species, air pollution and other commensurate problems related to the overpopulation “iceberg.”  Most died on the Titanic because there weren’t enough life boats.

Maybe some of us choose to maintain our ‘silent-assertion’ in the face of growing consequences, but how can any parent or grandparent be that callous to their children?  That gopher hole runs deep!

Dr. William Rees,ecological economist and former director of the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning in a blog June 12, 2012 , “The Use and Misuse of the Concept of Sustainability.” “The concepts of ‘sustainable development’ and ‘sustainability’ continue to be subverted, distorted and otherwise misused in the ongoing political debates concerning global change and economic development. Society continues to be in deep denial of fundamental facts pertaining to contemporary biophysical reality”.

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If you would like to make a difference, please join these organization for the most effective collective action you can take: www.CapsWeb.org ; www.NumbersUSA.org ; www.TheSocialContract.com ; www.Fairus.org

 

Join me, Frosty Wooldridge, with Dave Chaffin, host of the Morning Zone at 650 AM, www.KGAB.com, Cheyenne, Wyoming every Monday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., as we discuss my latest commentaries on www.NewsWithViews.comabout issues facing America. You may stream the show on your computer. You may call in at: 1-888-503-6500.

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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 overpopulation.  Take five minutes to see for yourself:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE&feature=player_embedded

 

“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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muw22wTePqQ

 

This is the best website to start:  www.numbersusa.org ; watch Roy Beck’s “Immigration by the Numbers” at 14 minutes. Bi-partisan and very effective. Become a faxer of pre-written letters to your reps to make positive  change.

 

Visit www.TheSocialContract.com for the best information on what we face as a civilization as to overpopulation, energy, immigration and much more.

 

Canada www.immigrationwatchcanada.org ; in Australia www.population.org.au andPublicPopForum@yahoogroups.com; in Great Britain www.populationmatters.org ; and dozens of other sites accessed at www.frostywooldridge.com.   In Florida, www.flimen.org .

Must see DVD: “Blind Spot” www.snagfilms.com/films/title/blind_spot/ , This movie illustrates America’s future without oil, water and other resources to keep this civilization functioning. It’s a brilliant educational movie! www.blindspotdoc.com

 

Must see: Rapid Population Decline, seven minute video by Dr. Jack Alpert-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTWduFB_RX0

 

Dave Gardner, President, Citizen-Powered Media ; Producing the Documentary, GROWTH BUSTERS; presents Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity, Join the cause at www.growthbusters.org ; Trailer to his latest movie on overpopulation:  http://youtu.be/KLWxWOcUrVc

 

 

Check out this link with Wooldridge on bicycle and Lester Brown and panel discussion:

www.upnorthmedia.org/watchupnorthtv.asp?SDBFid=1631

 

Tomorrow’s Americaproject on www.youtube.com/contemporarylearning.

Producer: GEORGE A. COLBURNwww.tomorrowsamerica.com

DC: 202-258-4887

 

Email: gac@starbrightmc.com

Link to www.tomorrowsamerica.com for more discussions on America’s predicament.

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Alexandra Paul talks about human overpopulation and saving our world by all women having 1 child only:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNxctzyNxC0

 

One planet, one child:

http://www.worldpopulationbalance.org/content/one-planet-onechild

 

This film will rock you:   MOTHER: CARING FOR 7 BILLION

Dr. Jack Alpert , www.skil.org

Too Many People Video series

How Much Degrowth is Enough?     “NEW”                 Sept. 2012

The Human Predicament and What to Do About It       Feb. 2012

Overpopulation Means Civilization Collapse                Aug. 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We must come to terms with birth control and stabilizing human population. This three minute video brings the terror of India’s predicament up close and personal by Paul Winn of Australia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZKd_Jvf2_c

 

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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.  He presents “The Coming Population Crisis facing America: what to do about it.”  www.frostywooldridge.com.  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

Live well, laugh often, celebrate daily and enjoy the ride,

Frosty Wooldridge

Golden, Colorado

www.HowToLiveALifeOfAdventure.com

6 Continent world bicycle traveler

 

   

 

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  • Jojo

    Approximately 57 million people die each year. 80 million born each year. This means only about 13 million new people added each year. Out of those 13 million, about 30% will not make it to 5 years old. So, this article is very misleading. Also, the birth rates in China and India are falling and each country will be facing a population reduction in the next 20 years.

    This article is a joke.

    • Frosty Wooldridge

      Once again, anonymous is completely incorrect. Not only do 57 million people die annually, they are replaced with 57 million new babies and another 80 million added babies, net gain, to grow the human race by 80 million net gain annually. Humans add 1 billion net gain every 12 years. It’s unsustainable. This reader cannot comprehend reality; therefore he lacks the intellectual horsepower to understand his own dilemma. FW

  • Inventus

    And with that Maltheusian mindset you have garnered zero respect from anyone in the know. Over population is as big as myth as the holohoax, which i suspect you also believe. Junk science and bs articles like this are the problem…not the cure!

    • Frosty Wooldridge

      Inventus cannot add 2 + 2= 4. You did not address the consequences humans face as to food, water, energy and a livable biosphere. Overpopulation is humanity’s greatest crisis of the 21st century.
      If we don’t halt population growth with justice and compassion, it will be done for us by nature, brutally and without pity – and will leave a ravaged world. ~Nobel Laureate Dr. Henry W. Kendall

      “The raging monster upon the land is population growth. In its presence, sustainability is but a fragile theoretical construct. To say, as many do, that the difficulties of nations are not due to people, but to poor ideology and land-use management is sophistic.” Harvard scholar and biologist E.O. Wilson

      “Unlimited population growth cannot be sustained; you cannot sustain growth in the rates of consumption of resources. No species can overrun the carrying capacity of a finite land mass. This Law cannot be repealed and is not negotiable.” Dr. Albert Bartlett, http://www.albartlett.org , University of Colorado, USA.

      “Most Western elites continue urging the wealthy West not to stem the migrant tide [that adds 80 million net gain annually to the planet], but to absorb our global brothers and sisters until their horrid ordeal has been endured and shared by all—ten billion humans packed onto an ecologically devastated planet.” Dr. Otis Graham, Unguarded Gates

      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.”

      “Somehow, we have come to think the whole purpose of the economy is to grow, yet growth is not a goal or purpose. The pursuit of endless growth is suicidal.” David Suzuki

  • McElchap

    Quite right, Anonymous, Frosty Wooldridge relies on using some misleading statistics to support his argument that human populations must be drastically reduced soon. While he loudly claims he does not support abortion, euthanasia, or genocide, he supports and cites those who do. The UN Agenda 21 puts in writing the Luciferian goal of eliminating 85% of humanity from the planet by 2020. That is only 7 years away, and birth control and natural attrition certainly will not reduce our population by 85% in 7 years! I expect much genocidal violence, WWIII, not to mention the engineered shortage of food, water, and medical care, plus induced sterility, pandemic, and famine. I am sure Frosty and his Malthusian friends will be rubbing their hands in glee. I might point out the only chapel in the United Nations building is run by the Lucis Trust, Luciferians!

    • Frosty Wooldridge

      McElchap shows his lack of comprehension of the problem: again, it’s like trying to instruct a pre-schooler on the equation of 2+2=4. McElchap lacks the cognitive understanding or brain power to grasp the concept. Any mind with an IQ over 3 digits can see that overpopulation creates the accelerating damage to our environment, water shortages, energy crisis, resource exhaustion, lowered quality of life and lowered standard of living. McElchap can’t see the realities because he can’t grasp the math equation. For him, it’s like Galileo trying to explain to the Pope that the sun doesn’t revolve around the Earth. But the Pope couldn’t and wouldn’t get it. We know how that argument worked out. FW

  • ThenAgain

    What should also be factored is the effect of Chemtrails deliberately being sprayed over all of us now, killing the food supply (and our immune systems). topdocumentaryfilms.com/world-spraying/

    There are ways to feed everyone, for instance the biggest problem right now is the distribution system. Over 20% of the world’s food goes to waste, meanwhile monsatan growers get subsidies to grow their poison, and use it for ‘fuel’.

    But, we also have the problem of extremely ignorant people who are letting all of this happen.

    Appreciate your efforts Frosty, see the Chemtrails video or geoengineeringwatch.org

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