This article blew me away. Like a lot of people, I was under the illusion that one of the underlying causes of poverty, war, and pollution etc. — hell, the major underlying cause of human suffering — was humanity’s rapidly expanding population. And that, of course, since it’s such a big deal, it is taboo to talk about.
I watched the video Zen recommends at the end of this article. Intrigued, but still skeptical, I then looked at the “science” behind the video: see overpopulation is a myth.
It was at that point that my whole-systems permaculture perspective took over, and I remembered just how much food can be grown in a tiny space, and furthermore, that even desert environments can be remediated using permaculture and other biointensive methods. Furthermore, both permaculture and other holistic perspectives also recognize that fauna and flora in the wild tend to re-balance themselves whenever they threaten to get out of control.
In Jackson Hole, where I used to live, everybody noticed that the gigantic elk population would wax and wane, depending on the availability of food that particular year as well as as how many cougars and bears were in the area. When I was a kid, wild rabbits took over the Southern Idaho desert for awhile, which, of course, meant lots of food for coyotes. So then, too many coyote pups born, and soon the rabbits got scarce, which decreased the number of coyotes . . .
Likewise, “invasive” plants, when first introduced, may crowd out native species, but within time will settle down into a mutually cooperative arrangement with other flora — a process that, admittedly, may take 50 years!
If the “science” is correct, then we humans, as the invading species on this green/blue paradise we call Earth, are also, in the very near future, stabilizing our numbers. (BTW: the video does not mention another scientific study that corroborates its thesis: semen counts are down.) I like to think that the process of balancing our numbers with other flora and fauna will correlate with our opening to our innate sensitivity; that we will become like the Naavi in the movie Avatar, feeling our communion with the natural world so fully that we tranform out of the dominator control mode altogether.
Only in a world of perceived “scarcity” is “survival of the fittest” necessary.
World Population to Pass 7 Billion — So?
October 17, 2011
by Zen Gardner
Cause for concern? Only if this imposed parasitic world system isn’t rectified. There’s plenty for all, it’s just being hoarded and deliberately withheld and manipulated.
What? Have you too been convinced there’s “too many people”? Can you imagine an ant colony thinking there’s too many babies? They WANT offspring. What the heck’s wrong with people? Got too many for local resources? Move to the country!
Here’s today’s scare, compliments of the United Nations, of course:
Room for one more? World population to reach 7 BILLION in next few days
- Children most likely to be born in Asia-Pacific region
- Fears over pressure on food supply and medical care
The world’s population looks set to smash through the seven billion barrier in the next few days, according to the United Nations.
It comes just 12 years since the total reached six billion – with official estimates saying the figure will top eight billion in 2025 and 10 billion before the end of the century.
And it is most likely the baby will be born in the Asia-Pacific region – where the population growth rate is higher than anywhere else in the world.
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Experts say the pace of growth – which has seen the number of people on the planet triple since 1940 – poses an increasing danger to citizens.
With more people to feed, house and provide medical care for, they say the world’s resources look set to come under more strain than ever before.
As populations stabilise in the industrial world, almost all growth in the near future is expected to take place in developing countries.
Read more: here
It’s All About Control
The PTBs want a population they can control. That we are many freaks them out, as per the Occupy Movement. They’re getting the crap scared out of them.
The Georgia Guidestones, which should have been investigated and disclosed to the people of Georgia and the United States and the world as to what they were intended for and who did them, say the Earth’s population should be limited to 500 million inhabitants.
Says who, I ask.
Social and scientific engineers have been tinkering with humanity at the behest of mega powerful wealthy elites for eons. Now it’s accelerating at such a rate we’re apparently approaching an event horizon of sorts, a “singularity”.
So what’s the truth on population growth?
Try this out.
Go ahead and support wars, sterilization and depopulation. Your viewpoint is manipulated.