Part 1: Human felony of giving food aid without contraceptive aid
As a college freshman, my residence hall opted to forego Sunday meals to give money to the 90 million starving souls in Bangladesh. We felt good because we fed millions of famished children. However, no one understood the downside: we fed an already overpopulated country that grew to 144 million people. What’s wrong with that? Answer: they live in a landmass the size of Iowa. They expect to double their population by mid century.
What felony did we commit? We gave food aid without contraceptive aid. Thus, they face greater human tragedy as their population exploded like a human atomic bomb. They live in utter squalor and degradation unknown in the Western world, except for Haiti!
Ironically, Haiti suffers not only from an earthquake, but at nine million on its way to 12 million living on a spit of an island, that civilization faces horrific consequences at every level. They cut down 98 percent of their trees. They drain 36 million tons of topsoil into the ocean annually—thus lack arable land to feed their humongous population. They pump billions of gallons of toxic sewage directly into the ocean. They suffer unimaginable illiteracy rates. They grow their population beyond their ability to maintain a sustainable and livable civilization.
In a brilliant article by British population expert Eric Rimmer, “Compounding the Felony”, firstname.lastname@example.org, he speaks to the least addressed issue in the world today. We must wonder why world leaders, the media and most countries avoid the overpopulation issue at all costs. In the meantime, humans add another billion to the planet every 13 years with no end in sight! Yet, the symptoms erupt daily around the globe. Rimmer brings the issue front and center:
“The only real brakes on our
expansion were famine, disease (often transferred from the animals we had
“domesticated”) territorial, religious conflict and adverse climate-change -
which together resulted in high death rates and brutally short lives.
“It took most of the last ten
millennia for us to learn to overcome enough of those limitations by
introducing much higher levels of hygiene, developing new medicines and other
ways of dealing with disease and injury and – to reap the benefits in terms of
greater longevity and, of course, accelerating population growth.
“One result has been the fact that,
since the mid 1980’s, our total consumption has exceeded overall bio-capacity -
and the excess consumption is now above 30 percent. Not only must we now reduce
current population and individual consumption to enable sustainability –
it is blindingly obvious that another 50 percent population increase can only
lead to disaster. Moreover, if everyone were to be living in the style of
the European Union — a lifestyle that many aspire to — consumption would now
exceed bio-capacity by 140 percent."
“In giving aid without requiring
receiving governments to make contraceptives readily available and promote
smaller families, we are aiding and abetting a crime of monstrous proportions.
“Another example is Afghanistan. We agonize about our aims there - and the terrible sacrifice of so many of our young people – yet we pay little attention to a birth-rate which will increase the current population of 28 million two and a half times to 74 million by 2050. Who believes that Afghanistan will be at all manageable by then?
As Rimmer said, “We need to get this dilemma firmly on to the discussion agenda. ” To that, I add, today, now, this minute, not a second later. Why? Because humans add another 220,000 people every day and 77 million annually. It’s not like we have a lot of time to play with this monster bearing down on us.
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
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America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans by Frosty Wooldridge. This book covers all the ramifications of adding 100 million people to the USA in the next 26 years by 2035. Copies: 1 888 280 7715