Part 1: Quotes that make impact on America and around the world, human starvation equates to human misery
The green revolution arrived as a result of the efforts of Norman Borlaug, who, while accepting the Nobel peace prize in 1970, said:
"The green revolution has won a temporary success in man's war against hunger and deprivation; it has given humanity a breathing space. If fully implemented, the revolution can provide sufficient food for sustenance during the next three decades. But the frightening power of human reproduction must also be curbed; otherwise the success of the green revolution will be ephemeral only."
Ironically, Borlaug, not only foresaw mass human starvation, he unwittingly contributed to it. While his great experimenting with crops yielded greater gains per acre, he facilitated massive population growth that exploded the world from 2.5 billion at the beginning of the last century to our enormously hungry and thirsty 7.1 billion humans in the 21st century. He unwittingly created even greater human starvation levels into the billions when the ax finally falls as to water, arable land and energy availability. This fact remains: the ax will fall upon humanity in this century.
Dreadful, miserable and deadly! Today, we humans seem to think we can outsmart Mother Nature. We can vanquish her! As you see in this graphic series, at this point, we seem to be winning. Not for much longer!
(One of the world's biggest refugee camps lies on Kenya's border with Somalia. The Dadaab camp, designed to hold 90,000 refugees, now gives shelter to more than three times that number. Over 1.5 billion human beings cannot secure a clean glass of water daily.) Photo: BBC
For millions of years, Mother Nature culled any species that overwhelmed its carrying capacity of water, food and resources. When we humans came onto the scene, our cleverness allowed us a small niche which became a larger niche and today, homo erectus meaning “clever ape”, rages across the planet with a self-evident arrogance that we can brutalize nature in any way we choose. We think we can poison the air, water and land without harm to ourselves. We think we can encroach on the rest of the natural world and kill off endless species—yet remain unharmed and untouched by our folly.
Today in America, one out of six citizens suffers hunger. Source: www.FeedingAmerica.org
Poverty in America:In 2011, 46.2 million people (15.0 percent) were in poverty. In 2011, 9.5 million (11.8 percent) families were in poverty. In 2011, 26.5 million (13.7 percent) of people ages 18-64 were in poverty. In 2011, 16.1 million (22.0 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty. In 2011, 3.6 million (9.0 percent) seniors 65 and older were in poverty.
Food Insecurity and Very Low Food SecurityIn 2011, 50.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33.5 million adults and 16.7 million children.
These figures sober any American, but they do not begin to tell the story of 21st century world starvation dynamics. With our paltry 316 million human population, we also suffer the highest obesity rates in the world with over half of our citizens fat, overweight and suffering from heart disease, diabetes and other overweight medical health issues. But we also feature 40 + million Americans subsisting in food kitchens and food banks. An astounding 47 million of them live off food stamps.
Ironically, 10 million children starve to death around the world annually according to the World Health Organization www.WHO.org . Another eight million adult humans starve to death annually around the world from their sheer poverty. (Source: Time Magazine)
(In Africa, India and many other countries, women walk three miles for their daily water and must line up to fill their jugs. Then, they must carry them back three miles. As water becomes scarcer as Africa’s population grows from 1 billion to 3 billion at the end of this century and India’s races from 1.2 billion to 1.6 billion, all living hell will break out for Africans and Indians scooped up in the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.) Photography by www.WorldHunger.org
“Children are the most visible victims of under-nutrition. Children who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year. Poor nutrition plays a role in at least half of the 10.9 million child deaths each year--five million deaths.” (www.worldhunger.org)
With all those realities, we humans continue our Kentucky Derby gallop toward the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. An average of 57 million humans die every year from all causes. We replace them with 57 million new babies and an extra 80 million more to equal 137 million babies annually. We cannot water them, feed them or begin to educate them, but we continue birthing them around the globe. As a clever species, we prove dumber than an emu.
In America, we gallop toward an added 138 million people by 2050—a scant 37 years from now. Beyond reason and without thinking, we appear to believe we can outsmart Mother Nature. We face a rude and vicious awakening long before 2050 as Peak Oil rips gasoline out of our tractors and slams us for $10 up to $20 per gallon.
(Americans lining up at a food bank in Miami. A mind-numbing 47 million Americans cannot feed themselves on their wages. They subsist on taxpayer funded food stamps. They line up at food banks and soup kitchens to eat some food. If America continues its raging gallop toward adding the projected 138 million by 2050—a scant 37 years from now, the ability to feed our poor will become impossible.) Photography by www.bread.blog.org
How will our civilization survive the raging Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? At the moment, we charge right into their cross hairs. First, we need a national discussion-debate. We need to throw “population overload” onto the table. We need to come up with an “American Population Policy” of two children or less per female. We need to stop mass immigration. We need to encourage one-child families to overcome “population momentum” now eating up India and China. We need to be realistic and rational instead of emotional and religious. We cannot hope for good to ensue, we must act in order to create a viable civilization. This series applies to Canada, UK, Europe, Australia and most other countries of the world.
Without our immediate actions, we most certainly will become victims of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. As Borlaug said, “But the frightening power of human reproduction must also be curbed; otherwise the success of the green revolution will be ephemeral only."
If you would like to make a difference, please join these organizations for the most effective collective action you can take: www.CapsWeb.org ; www.NumbersUSA.org ; www.TheSocialContract.com ; www.Fairus.org
Join me, Frosty Wooldridge, with Dave Chaffin, host of the Morning Zone at 650 AM, www.KGAB.com, Cheyenne, Wyoming every Monday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., as we discuss my latest commentaries about issues facing America. You may stream the show on your computer. You may call in at: 1-888-503-6500.
In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes to see for yourself:
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a few words, “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org
This is the best website to start: www.numbersusa.org ; watch Roy Beck’s “Immigration by the Numbers” at 14 minutes. Bi-partisan and very effective. Become a faxer of pre-written letters to your reps to make positive change.
Visit www.TheSocialContract.com for the best information on what we face as a civilization as to overpopulation, energy, immigration and much more.
Canada www.immigrationwatchcanada.org ; in Australia www.population.org.au andPublicPopForum@yahoogroups.com; in Great Britain www.populationmatters.org ; and dozens of other sites accessed at www.frostywooldridge.com. In Florida, www.flimen.org .
Must see DVD: "Blind Spot" www.snagfilms.com/films/title/blind_spot/ , This movie illustrates America's future without oil, water and other resources to keep this civilization functioning. It's a brilliant educational movie! www.blindspotdoc.com
Must see: Rapid Population Decline, seven minute video by Dr. Jack Alpert-
Dave Gardner, President, Citizen-Powered Media ; Producing the Documentary, GROWTH BUSTERS; presents Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity, Join the cause at www.growthbusters.org ; Trailer to his latest movie on overpopulation: http://youtu.be/KLWxWOcUrVc
Check out this link with Wooldridge on bicycle and Lester Brown and panel discussion:
Tomorrow's Americaproject on www.youtube.com/contemporarylearning.
Producer: GEORGE A. COLBURNwww.tomorrowsamerica.com
Link to www.tomorrowsamerica.com for more discussions on America's predicament.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Alexandra Paul talks about human overpopulation and saving our world by all women having 1 child only:
One planet, one child:
We must come to terms with birth control and stabilizing human population. This three minute video brings the terror of India’s predicament up close and personal by Paul Winn of Australia:
This film will rock you: MOTHER: CARING FOR 7 BILLION
Dr. Jack Alpert , www.skil.org
Too Many People Video series
How Much Degrowth is Enough? "NEW" Sept. 2012
Important books to read and educate yourself:
Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation, edited by Philip Cafaro and Eileen Crist, 2012
The World Without Us, Alan Weisman 2007 A scholarly research on how the Earth will fare after Homo sapiens are gone.
Man Swarm, and the Killing of Wildlife, Dave Foreman 2011 Mankind as locusts.
Take Conservation Back, Dave Foreman, 2013
The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler, what America faces when oil runs out.
Overshoot by William Catton
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
Peak Everything: Facing a century of Declines by Richard Heinberg
Plan B, 4.0, Saving Civilization by Lester Brown
The Population Fix by Edward C. Hartman
America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans by Frosty Wooldridge
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as eight times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. In 2012, he bicycled coast to coast across America. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis facing America: what to do about it.” www.frostywooldridge.com . His latest book is: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, copies at 1 888 280 7715/ Motivational program: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, click: www.HowToLiveALifeOfAdventure.com
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