By Frosty Wooldridge
Part 2: How much growth is enough? When does it end? Who suffers from endless human population growth? Why cognitive dissonance of reality? (Intellectual denial of reality)
“Population growth has produced crowding, starvation, species extinction and social conflict,” said Dr. Jack Alpert, population expert and director of www.Skil.org. “People at the Montreal Degrowth Conference, 2013, suggested replacing cars with bikes, eating less meat, consuming fewer things that turn to trash, down sizing homes and creating stratifications that diminish the difference between the rich and the poor.”
(Mother Nature and the entire Natural World stagger under the human population onslaught. When do we plan to move back into balance with Nature before she takes matters into her own hands–rather brutally via the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse?)
As the human race speeds into the 21st century, it adds an astounding 80 million, net gain, of its species every year. Humans power up the demographic charts at an additional 1 billion more humans every 12 years. Humans contaminate the biosphere with 84 million barrels of burned oil 24/7 and billions upon billions of tons of burned coal to supply endless needs for electricity. Humans pour 72,000 different kinds of synthetic chemicals into the land, air and water daily—without pause.
Even while Mother Nature staggers at the onslaught, humans pay no attention to her “warnings” with 18 million people starving to death annually. Such super storms as Katrina, Sandy and Hayian failed to connect with humans as to their accelerating carbon footprint causing the oceans to warm and the biosphere to move toward Frankensteinization of its balances. Over 100 species suffering extinction 24/7 doesn’t “touch” the minds or morality of humans. They keep at it without mercy.
Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis? By David Ray Griffin. One reading of Griffin’s sobering book gives anyone with a room temperature IQ a dose of reality. In a few words, at the current rate of fossil fuel burning, we humans cook up the planet faster than granny can roast a turkey dinner.
Dr. Alpert asks the question, “Who much growth is enough?” His video sobers, stuns and educates:
After you watched that 12-minute video, what did you learn? How did you feel? What actions will you take for your own children? Some? None? Do you feel futile to do anything?
“We must alert and organize the world’s people to pressure world leaders to take specific steps to solve the two root causes of our environmental crises – exploding population growth and wasteful consumption of irreplaceable resources. Over-consumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today.” Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer
The fact remains, we humans race toward our own destruction on various fronts. We grow our numbers beyond our planet’s carrying capacity. We poison the biosphere with extraordinary speed. We fiddle with genetically modified organisms not meant to mesh with the Natural World, thus destroy the environment of living beings whether plant or animal. We watch the consequences expand and explode. However, ironically, not one single world leader speaks up about human overpopulation. None of the leaders of major religions address it. In fact, the Pope and Islam leaders promote endless birthrates. Everyday citizens don’t give it a single thought.
Dr. Alpert asks, “When are we going to plan human ‘degrowth’ before Mother Nature does it for us?”
The Nobel Laureate Dr. Henry W. Kendall said, “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.”
During the video, Alpert addresses the “Energy load” that must sustain us. As you watch this video series, it dawns on you that “you” must become active in order to change the “course of history” by speaking about this series. You must share it with friends. It takes one person talking to another person to create a “Consciousness shift” which leads to a ”Critical Mass Shift” that leads to “Tipping Point” toward a sustainable and viable future for all humans and all creatures living on this planet.
Help everyone you know understand America’s population predicament and take action to push it to the national stage.
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:
“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
Most Americans, Canadians, Europeans or Australians along with their elected leaders—fail to understand their predicament: a self-inflected victimization-date with destiny.
What you can do to start a national discussion:
Write the following media programs to interview speakers on what we face if we add another 138 million people: Many experts can speak on this demographic nightmare: Dave Gardner at www.Growthbusters.org ; Dr. Jack Alpert at www.skil.org ; Bromwell Ault at [email protected] ; Former Governor Richard D. Lamm of Colorado; Roy Beck director a www.NumbersUSA.org , Mr. K.C. McAlpin at www.TheSocialContract.com ; Joanne Wideman www.CapsWeb.org ; Dan Stein www.Fairus.org ; David Paxson www.worldpopulationbalance.org ; Edward C. Hartman [email protected] . Dr. Diana Hull, www.TheSocialContract.com
Additionally, I will speak on any TV or radio show in the country with excellent articulation and acumen. If not now, then who and when?
Charlie Rose: [email protected]
Leslie Stahl or Steve Croft: [email protected]
Robert Siegel at Talk of the Nation: [email protected]
Matt Lauer at NBC Today Show: [email protected]
Terri Gross at NPR
Radio: [email protected]
Megyn Kelley at Fox News
O’Reilly at Fox News
Steve Inskeep at NPR
Take action by joining for free:
United Kingdom: www.populationmatters.org
Australia: www.population.org.au Sustainable Population Australia
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