The Dangerous Myth Of Overpopulation | 06Ago2011 17:22:26
Today, there is a growing belief that many of the world's problems are directly related to overpopulation. Whether it is world hunger, the lack of fresh water, the damage we are causing to our environment, or "climate change", those who believe in the myth of overpopulation have no hesitation blaming all of those problems on the "fact" that there are way too many people in the world. What is even more frightening are the solutions that many of those people who believe that the world is overpopulated are proposing. The solutions they propose include more abortion and "family planning" services, "one child" policies and mass sterilizations. In fact, there are even some in the radical environmental movement that insist that we need to get rid of 80 to 90 percent of humanity in order to "save" the environment.
The sad thing is that even the United Nations has fully bought into the myth of overpopulation. Most Americans never read any of the reports that the UN regularly puts out, but they contain some pretty shocking stuff. In particular, the United Nations Population Fund is advancing some rather bizarre theories. A great example of this was last year when the UNFPA released its annual State of the World Population Report entitled "Facing a Changing World: Women, Population and Climate".
This shocking report went farther than any UN report has ever gone before in linking climate change with overpopulation. According to the report, the only way to avoid a massive climate disaster is to dramatically increase "family planning" services around the globe and to do whatever it takes to reduce worldwide fertility rates. In a statement accompanying the release of the report, UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Obaid stated that "rapid population growth and industrialization have led to a rapid rise in greenhouse gas emissions. We have now reached a point where humanity is approaching the brink of disaster."
The brink of disaster?
That is a bit dramatic, isn't it?
Well, the truth is that the folks managing globalist organizations like the UNFPA are absolutely convinced that climate change will bring about the end of the world as we know it unless we take urgent action.
And according to those who believe in a coming climate change disaster, the number one contributing factor to climate change is overpopulation.
Just consider the following quotes about the link between overpopulation and climate change from the UNFPA report....
*"The importance of the speed and magnitude of recent population growth in boosting future greenhouse-gas emissions is well recognized among scientists, including the authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's reports."
*"Still, calculations of the contribution of population growth to emissions growth globally produce a consistent finding that most of past population growth has been responsible for between 40 per cent and 60 per cent of emissions growth."
*"Each birth results not only in the emissions attributable to that person in his or her lifetime, but also the emissions of all his or her descendents. Hence, the emissions savings from intended or planned births multiply with time."
*"fear of appearing supportive of population control has until recently held back any mention of 'population' in the climate debate. Nonetheless, some participants in the debate are tentatively suggesting the need at least consider the impacts of population growth."
*"No human is genuinely "carbon neutral," especially when all greenhouse gases are figured into the equation. Therefore, everyone is part of the problem, so everyone must be part of the solution in some way."
*"Strong family planning programmes are in the interests of all countries for greenhouse-gas concerns as well as for broader welfare concerns."
Are you starting to get the picture?
This UN report uses a lot of thinly veiled, politically correct language to suggest that in order to fight climate change, radical population control measures must be implemented worldwide.
And thanks to Barack Obama, the UNFPA will have plenty of money with which to pursue that agenda.
Shortly after taking office, Barack Obama directed that 50 million dollars be given to the United Nations Population Fund.
So not only is the United Nations Population Fund busy promoting their population control agenda around the globe, they are also using U.S. tax dollars to do it.
But unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident when it comes to the Obama administration. The truth is that population control is a very high priority for Obama.
In fact, during remarks that she made for the 15th Anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated that population control was now going to become one of the centerpieces of U.S. foreign policy.
Not only that, but Barack Obama's top science advisor, John P. Holdren, actually co-authored a book in 1977 in which he advocated mass sterilizations using the food and water supply, mandatory bodily implants that would prevent couples from having children, forced abortions for American couples trying to have too many children and a global police force to enforce population control. The following is just one of the incredibly shocking quotes in Holdren's book....
“A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.
The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.”
Remember, this guy is Barack Obama's number one science advisor.
Are you scared yet?
The sad thing is that the earth is not overpopulated at all.
In fact, we could give every single family on earth a house and a yard and still fit every single person in the world in just the state of Texas.
If it wasn't for all of the greed and corruption, there would be plenty of food and resources for everyone.
The following very short videos demonstrate how absurd the dangerous myth of overpopulation really is. These videos were produced by the Population Research Institute, and they are really well done. We encourage you to send these videos out to everyone that you can....
6th May 2010