By Joseph Vazquez
Leave it to Reuters to indirectly resurrect eco-extremist Dr. Paul Ehrlich’s hysterical “The Population Bomb” as the culprit behind the left’s struggles to achieve so-called “climate justice.”
Reuters published an asinine climate doom-mongering story with a headline that needs no explanation: “Climate justice gets harder as world population passes 8 billion.” The article screeched that the overpopulated world signals “more hardship” for “regions already facing resource scarcity due to climate change.” Despite the continual debunking of Ehrlich’s boogeyman of an overpopulated world ever since the 1968 publication of his book, Reuters mindlessly paralleled Ehrlich’s logic: “Rapid population growth combined with climate change is likely to cause mass migration and conflict in coming decades, experts said.”
Reuters’s propaganda sounded like a scene from Hollywood director Ron Howard’s Inferno (2016) when antagonist Bertrand Zobrist railed against overpopulation in a TED Talk-like lecture. Zobrist just happened to be portrayed browbeating attendees over the planet’s population nearing “8 billion now.”
In his 1968 book, Ehrlich predicted a population-led oblivion in the 1970s that never materialized, an Armageddon scenario that he still continued to push decades later.
Ehrlich wrote in The Population Bomb: “In the 1970’s the world will undergo famines – hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death.” He added that “[our children] will inherit a totally different world, a world in which the standards, politics, and economics of the 1960’s are dead.”
Smithsonian Magazine even noted that Ehrlich’s agitprop “gave a huge jolt to the nascent environmental movement and fueled an anti-population-growth crusade that led to human rights abuses around the world.” Did Reuters memory-hole this factoid when it decided to publish a piece echoing Ehrlich’s alarmism?
Of course, Reuters made no attempt to distance itself from Ehrlich. In fact, the outlet didn’t even mention Ehrlich at all in the article. In fact, Reuters appeared to channel Ehrlich and create its own watered-down version of “The Population Bomb”:
Paul Erlich wrote before some of the most amazing inventions that relate to improving crop yields for the planet.
Just all the oil-by-product fertilizers alone increased food supplies by magnitudes everywhere they’ve been used.
Hybridization of all sorts of food crops (now demonized as “GMO”) might mean seeds must be bought new each planting season BUT, they are customized to the farmers’ specific climate zone.
When he was a much younger prince Charles used to push for mere subsistence farming in UK.
Subsistence farming means eeking out a bare existence from fertile land that should feed hundreds of times more people.
Yet, Charles’ idea has been pushed by the elites thru their green front.
Famine is usually manmade.
This coming famine is certainly manmade.
World hunger was essentially ended just before Covid was intentionally released.
Look. The lengths that Leftists are going to say “we have too many people on the planet” is a decades old eugenics program rooted in the theories of Thomas Malthus.
Only those with no moral or ethical framework in Christ would think this makes sense.
It doesn’t, and you wouldn’t.
But these Trillionaire fools in Europe with too much money and a burning hole through they psyche, as they find NOTHING will cure their pain outside of Christ, are moving forward with a totalitarian plan to bring the world back into feudalism with themselves as the benevolent benefactors.
Idiots like greg and michael drank the kool-aid, and actually want this.
It’s simply misanthropy, and it’s going to get hot as normal people who KNOW it’s good to be born and to eat will start fighting back against these clowns.
Just another tower of Babel.
If over population is a problem, where is it concentrated? India, China, Islamic nations. So, if you feel that is a problem, what are you going to do about it?
Muslims are being redistributed by the millions into western nations, making their population issues worse. Who pushes that?
Has anyone that wants “population reduction” put their plan on the table? How do they intend to accomplish this? Who makes the call as to who gets “reduced”? This gets really nasty very quickly.
My favorite is how michael and greg vilify Christianity as “forcing itself” on them, when they then themselves support a globalist regime who literally wants to take away people’s rights and simply “tells them” how it’s going to be.
Christianity is only thing protecting greg and michael, right now.
Funny how they rail against those they accuse of violating Christian principles while they denounce Christianity itself and having it play a part in governance. It’s as if they want all the degeneracy promoted by the left, but for everyone to just be nicer to each other (except to conservatives). The kind of person that sexually abuses children or promotes killing babies before they are born are not nice people.
Neither is someone who says the planet is better off with less people, but won’t explain why…simply deflecting by saying “why not?”
They know exactly what they are doing.
The left wants to exterminate a significant amount of the worlds population on a scale larger than Stalin starving 30 million Ukrainians
Klaus Schwab thinks Communist China is a great role model for the rest of the world. But what they really admire is Chinas total control over their population.
There are estimates the CCP aborted over 400 million babies.
Europe has the same “problem” as the USA
Schumer: ‘We Have a Population That Is Not Reproducing on Its Own with the Same Level That It Used to’Fewer better educated, not enough to do the grunt work. Soon the grunts were being too well paid, plumbers, electricians, carpenters skilled labor. (Gasp) Who will fill the slums and do the service jobs, Sure Grandpa knew how to put on his own roof and weld but hes to damn old to now, his kid was educated on his dime and has zero hands on, leaky sink? Car wont start?
Owners Manuals used to tell the owner how to do repairs and trouble shoot, now they tell you not to drink the battery acid, Ladders have a warning not to put them on ice.
We really need warnings on glue bottles not to glue your hands to floors, walls or airport runways.
The Colleges seem to encourage this kind of mindless activity at unaffordable prices, they form groups of poorly educated activists, now the government wants us to pay for this?
They even rail against fixing up the slums.
It all started back in the 1800 with Malthus it took a crack-pot like Ehrlich to get the ball rolling in 1968 with his error filled book The Population Bomb but before that was Rachel Carson and Silent Spring this whole modern Enviromental movement is based on Lies and Junk Science
“this whole modern Enviromental movement is based on Lies and Junk Science”
That was one of the stupidest things ever posted here, in a long, long line of stupid things being posted by you people.
michael, you haven’t proved anything beyond that humans leave a mark on the planet and that’s something to be managed.
We’ve ALWAYS course corrected and fixed things. The solution you posit that “humans are a cancer on this world” is the root of every bad guy in science fiction. It’s idiotic of you. Stupid, even.
The environmental movement has nothing to do with saving the planet. German idiot laughed at Trump when he said it was stupid to be dependent on Russian oil.
They aren’t laughing now, as they ARE LITERALLY BURNING COAL AND CUTTING DOWN TREES TO HEAT THEIR HOMES, MAKING MORE F*CKING CO2 THAN BEFORE.
You have no interest in saving the planet. You have a deathwish…for others. That’s all this is about.
…Speaking of stupid things being posted by people here: Nathan Blue, ladies and gentlemen!
Can’t win an argument, can’t refute the truth, can’t rationally back up anything you believe or push?
I give you michael and “you’re stupid/crazy.”
It’s his way of taking the “L.”
As michael just admitted, there is no move to “save the planet.” There is only an indirect and direct genocide underway.
And Germans aren’t f*cking laughing right now, as Trump is proved right again, and they are spewing more CO2 into the air than they were before by burning coal and wood: moving backwards into the 19th Century (that’s when coal and wood were the main sources of power. We now have nuclear, which is the cleanest, safest, and most abundant source of green energy that for some reason the globalists don’t want.
Because they don’t want clean energy.
They want you to die.
You say that environmental problems can be solved, but they can only be solved if people want to solve them. When so many people feel, as Spurwing Plover does, that “this whole modern Enviromental movement is based on Lies and Junk Science,” nothing gets done.
The fact that nothing gets done does not mean that there’s no problem; it simply means that nobody wants to do anything about it.
First real science is required not fake CO2 is a pollutant crap. How do you stop planet progression and sun cycles? Do you acknowledge weather modification?
Listen: I wrote a fucking essay for Nathan about environmental problems we’re facing. I listed many issues, and not a single one of them was about climate change. If you’re going to try to participate in the discussion, you should acquaint yourself with what has already been written. If you can’t be bothered to do the least due diligence that grownups do, then keep it to yourself.
Are the questions to hard for you and your climate “experts?”
I scrolled up there is no essay.
Now try hard to answer my questions.
You continue to make Nathans point, “Nah uh you are dumb”, does not in any way counter an argument.
Lies and junk science
When pressed, and when defeated in an argument, michael just says “you’re stupid” or “you’re crazy” without ever defending his view.
He’s in a Cult. Dogma and doctrine trump reason and rational defense of one’s views.
These Leftists are going backwards and they kind of know it. They just don’t want to eat crow.
michaels postings are more akin to grade school rants. His views are flawed and irrelevant. He chooses to engage in petty tripe.
Gore and DiCaprio rake in the extra money from their two fake documentaries the titles of gores junk science fakery A Inconivent Truth and the sub tittle to his second error ridden film Truth to Power proves Gore has lost his marbles
There is no climate emergency.
There is a globalist autocracy problem.
Tell them “no.”
It is tyranny of the minority. The left wants to impose a draconian style of life that takes away freedoms we have been given from God
“freedoms we have been given from God”
To be defined by you, of course.
The Declaration defines the freedoms we are given from God. Want to argue that?
“Want to argue that?”
Yes. Since there is no god, exactly zero rights and freedoms have been conferred by it. Period. Next question.
Now now. He’ll say something like “there’s that Christian love!” while literally pushing abortion, LGBT, and false-climate-crisis-based genocide.
michael is a joke
Then you need to go to another country, because our Law is based on God given rights.
You don’t get to replace our national Faith, and the whole basis for the existence of the country, with your own religion while cowardly trying to use our morals and ethics to do it.
The only thing it took to take down American was to indoctrinate a generation of michaels to give their own rights away.
“Then you need to go to another country, because our Law is based on God given rights.”
I don’t need to do any such thing. Belief in god is not one of the requirements for being an American citizen.
Im still waiting for my climate questions to be answered by you coward.
Really? And just exactly where do you think our rights and freedom comes from? And the men who put on paper that you have certain “inalienable” rights that no man or government has the right to deny, where do you think that line of thought came from?
It must be sad to live inside your head. 1) you can’t seem to find anything positive about the nation you live in that provides you the ability to complain about so much and 2) how miserable to believe that there is no power higher than one’s self. It does explain the egotism you have displayed on the pages of this blog.
“Really? And just exactly where do you think our rights and freedom comes from?”
From agreement by the people in a society. The list of alleged rights and freedoms has varied widely over the years. When it comes right down to it, you only have whatever “rights” the biggest and toughest guy or group in society lets you have.
“And the men who put on paper that you have certain ‘inalienable’ rights that no man or government has the right to deny, where do you think that line of thought came from?”
The minds of various Enlightenment thinkers over the course of the eighteenth century.
“It must be sad to live inside your head.”
Yes, it appears to be easier to live life leaning on the crutch of religion.
I’m very worried.
Well then thats out of the way Do you acknowledge weather modification?
Dictators control government through power and fear. That is what the “biggest and toughest guy or group in society” brings. Are you saying we now live in a dictatorship?
Cicero did not live in the 18th century.
Still, I feel sorry for you that there is nothing you think is a higher power than we mere mortals.
Ive been trying to quiz him on his beliefs, He simply takes some faulty climate model as proof of a crisis What dire predictions from the climate cult have actually come to pass? A spinning wobbling planet traveling thousands of miles an hour around a sun that has cycles. The weekly forecast is changed and he thinks they can forecast years in the future. Even better he thinks climate agreements on the backs of taxpayers costing more billions is going to stop the weather cycles. Just what in heavens name is climate justice? China and India pay very little and pollute the most, pay nothing, do nothing.
(I think he is retarded, or a flat earther)
“Ive been trying to quiz him on his beliefs, He simply takes some faulty climate model as proof of a crisis”
Well, again, none of the problems I laid out yesterday had anything to do with the climate, so I can’t understand why you’re trying to get me to provide justification for a position I’m not taking in the discussion.
“Are you saying we now live in a dictatorship?”
I’m saying that a large-enough group of citizens could get together and amend the Constitution, and suddenly *those* would be our rights. Eventually, people would begin to say that they were conferred by God, and that would be the accepted story until the next changes came along.
“Still, I feel sorry for you that there is nothing you think is a higher power than we mere mortals.”
Yes, it’s a weight of responsibility to be in charge of one’s own life. I’ll admit that I’m sometimes envious of you who have outsourced all decision-making to someone else.
This is only due to you leftists declaring new “rights” whenever some interest group wants to practice their degeneracy unfettered by moral law. Suddenly, “gay marriage” is a “right”. Abortion is a “right”. Genital mutilation is a “right”.
No, the list of rights doesn’t change, the interpretation of what a “right” is varies by the left.
So, since you believe all your rights are simply provided by the whims of Man, you are ready and willing to see Man take them away from you? Do I have that pretty much correct?
“you are ready and willing to see Man take them away from you? Do I have that pretty much correct?”
No. The fact that a bully could take a kid’s lunch money whenever he wants to does not mean that the kid is “ready and willing” to have his lunch money taken away. It simply means that that is one possible outcome of events.
When the bully decides you don’t have the right, you no longer have the right. Yet, rights bestowed upon you by God cannot be revoked by Man. Once you believe that they are not God-given, you have already given them up.
There’s no basis for any “rights” if they are established by people.
Every human is a “bully” by nature, and any government based on man or social justice will become tyrannical.
That’s the whole reason the United States was founded.
As defined by the country we assume you live in. If you don’t believe this, you are not American and you need to leave.
What a waste of pixels that was.
The Tyranny of the Majority refers to using misinformation and money to simply dupe and use population centers to oppress rural and other areas. We don’t have a “popular vote,” because that’s not freedom. It’s tyranny.
As far as “the tyranny of the minority,” I wouldn’t use that phrase. Instead, we have a globalist/Malthusian cabal that formed back in the 70s and have been slowing building to a goal of killing off the majority of the population so they can keep the resources for themselves.
It’s old, Biblical, and demonic.
The West is falling because of the religion michael follows, as he pretends, like all other religious zealots, to say “your god doesn’t exist but mine does.”
We don’t put God to the test, but…I bet my God against his.
“We don’t have a ‘popular vote,’ because that’s not freedom.”
We have a popular vote for everything except president.
Incorrect. People for local and state representation. That is then used to determine the make up of everything else.
If the Presidential election goes to a popular vote, we no longer have a legal republic.
There is no Electoral College for, say, the House of Representatives. Each member is chosen by popular vote of the people in his or her district. Each U.S. senator is chosen by popular vote of the people in his or her state.
If we had election of the president by popular vote, we would still be a republic, since we would be choosing representatives to do the work of governing for us. Eliminating the Electoral College would not magically turn the United States into a direct democracy.
But it would end Presidential representation for less populated states. I dont want to be run by California and NY they elect the insane.
My guess is that the Electoral College will be amended out of the Constitution before too terribly long. One person, one vote.
Are they screwing around with the hands of their Doomsday Clock again?