Cultures and their religions produce overpopulation in the 21st century. Hindus, Muslims, Catholics, Buddhists and other religions refuse to tear themselves away from 2,000 and 3,000 year anachronistic doctrines that dictate unlimited growth. They choose human misery on an unimaginable scale rather than sensible birth control and family planning. While India, at 1.16 billion continues to add 12 million annually net gain on its way to surpassing China by mid century at 1.55 billion, it refuses to engage birth control to bring its population to live within its carrying capacity. Even with millions unable to procure a simple toilet for their daily needs and water treatment plants for communities and personal hygiene, that 12 million additional Indians makes it impossible to ever catch up to their numbers or engage solutions. Result: 1,000 children under 12 die of diarrhea, dysentery and other water borne diseases DAILY in India. (Source: www.populationmedia.org)
Bangladesh, at a mind bending 157 million people struggling in a landmass the size of the U.S. State of Iowa (very small), continue adding population without end. They endure disease, filthy water, little food, no sanitation and no education. They live on a flood plain that kills 100,000 of them during monsoons or other disasters from nature. Yet, they explode their population beyond imagination. They love exporting their human exhaust in the form of immigrants to any country that will take them. At no time will that Muslim nation engage birth control. Thus, and you can Google this figure, they expect to add another 100 million within this century. The ultimate result? Australia and other countries transform their own countries into third world nations that manifest the same illiteracy rates, overcrowding and unsustainability.
What stupefies my mind: Australia cannot sustain further growth because it features 96 percent desert with scant arable land and water.
“As we go from this happy hydrocarbon bubble we have reached now to a renewable energy resource economy, which we do this century, will the “civil” part of civilization survive? As we both know there is no way that alternative energy sources can supply the amount of per capita energy we enjoy now, much less for the 9 billion expected by 2050. And energy is what keeps this game going. We are involved in a Faustian bargain—selling our economic souls for the luxurious life of the moment, but sooner or later the price has to be paid.” Walter Youngquist
One look at China and its ‘one-child’ birth policy, you cannot help but realize that they took action 50 years too late. Even with one child per family, they add eight million annually, net gain. It’s called ‘population momentum’, which resembles a brakeless train that cannot be stopped. Even at one child per woman, with 1.3 billion people, they continue exploding their population beyond sustainability. Thus, their citizens race to leave their mother country to immigrate to Canada, America and Australia.
For anyone that may like to see the BEST explanation of the futility of immigration into Australia or any first world country: visitwww.numbersusa.com and watch “Immigration by the Numbers” by Roy Beck. This ‘gumball and glass’ demonstration illustrates graphically the futility of continued immigration. Citizens of the world must deal with their own civilizations and bring about population stability in their own arenas by their own actions. Their religions must advance into 21st century realities or Mother Nature will do it for them—rather brutally.
Immigration cannot and will not be available in the near future as first world countries live beyond their carrying capacity and begin to collapse via lack of water, food, energy and resources. Not mentioned by Australian growthists: water scarcity, quality of life, standard of living, literacy, resource depletion, species extinction, and environmental degradation worldwide. Australia, already on the edge, cannot and must not continue immigration that will collapse that civilization.
“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. ##
Must see DVD: "Blind Spot" www.snagfilms.com/films/title/
Must see: Rapid Population Decline, seven minute video by Dr. Jack Alpert-
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Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of:America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715