The UN Environment Program’s fourth Global Environmental Outlook is out and it is bleak. According to the international body of scientists, the human population may be inflicting damage on the environment that could pass points of no return. The report comes after the Bush Administration suppressed the health warnings of its own CDC on global warming this week. The effort to keep such facts from the public, however, appears to be failing according to recent polls showing that both republicans and democrats want action on climate change. For the U.N. story, click here
3 thoughts on “U.N. Commission Warns Global Warming and Over-Population Now Threat to Human Survival”
About a year and a half ago Science Daily noted that overpopulation was the biggest threat to our world. Global warming was second. Obviously overpopulation increases the use of the irreplaceable natural resources; increases the waste and pollutants that affect our air, water and land; reduces the amount of water for drinking and farming; reduces the amount of arable land available for each person; increases famines and poverty; and increases illegal immigration to escape these problems. Uninformed people criticize Malthus, but what he said is true. His Britain is a net importer of food today. For skeptics, rather than saying that the facts are not true and hoping you are right, it would be wise to look at the evidence and criticize it with evidence rather than with hope. I suggest that you read Book 1, especially the sections on skeptics, in “In Search of Utopia” at http://andgulliverreturns.info. It is authoritative, documented, and free.
1915: 1.8 Billion people,
2010: 6.9 Billion people,
95 years: 5.1 Billion people,
2310: 22.2 Billion people,
Solution to problem: Stop Creating Babies
This African proverbs seems timely to me:
“We haven’t inherited this land from our ancestors; rather, we have borrowed it from our children. (Kenya)”
Author of Lifelines:The Black Book of Proverbs
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