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Breeding To The Breaking Point!

Updated on April 14, 2011

Forests everywhere are disappearing. The unpolluted fresh water supply is in danger. Air is becoming increasingly unhealthy. And yet we keep the baby production going as if we had not a care in the world. The impact each human has on this planet is tremendous. Talk about using fossil fuels, if we add up all the earth’s resources one uses in a lifetime of say 70 years, it takes many people saving energy to make up for each new human. If you live in a developed country you have fuel for your vehicles, for heating, for cooling, for cooking, and for power tools, and lawn mowers, etc. You have resources for housing, furniture, entertainment, health care. In just the energy resource alone, an average person in the USA uses 335.9 million BTUs per year. Add this over the entire span of a life and it should be clear that population control is the biggest thing we can do to improve the health of the planet Earth. While we currently talk a lot about fossil fuels, we seem to have given up on the biggest thing we can do, population control.

Whenever I hear of someone on fertility drugs popping out six kids I am appalled at the irresponsibility of this behavior and the acceptance society has for the mother and the doctor. Even people that might frown on a person driving a Hummer in downtown LA, even people that would criticize a person building a redwood home in Humboldt County California, they have nothing to say about the sextuplet’s impact on the planet. But this is not about sextuplets, dumb as that decision may be, this is about the Planet Earth and the impact of an ever growing world population.

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census:

Current Population Growth in USA

        One birth every..................................   8 seconds
        One death every..................................  12 seconds
        One international migrant (net) every............  43 seconds
        Net gain of one person every.....................  14 seconds


Total births per second : 4.17

Total deaths per second : 1.80

Net growth : 2.37 per second .

The Earth's population reached 7 billion in May, 2010. It was only 2 billion in 1930, so today's older generation was the first in history to see more than a tripling of the Earth's population during their lifetimes! That’s right, the entire population more than TRIPLED IN ONE LIFETIME!

Current United Nations predictions estimate that the world population will reach 9.0 billion around 2050, assuming a decrease in average fertility rate from 2.5 down to 2.0. Glad I will not be here. Between 1995 and 2000, the growth rate was 78 million people per year; the equivalent of a new China in 15 years !

This rapid population growth has been associated with global environmental changes including:

  • Increasing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Environmental degradation of soil, air, and water quality
  • Deforestation and desertification
  • Loss of biodiversity

There is a built-in "consumption bomb" as the peoples in the developing world - anxious to improve their life styles - are encouraged to consume more global resources by corporate advertising that is fanning the flames of consumerism. And the current push toward trade liberalization and corporate globalization is developing new markets, such as the automobile market in China..

But the issue of over population, popular in the late 20th century, got lost somewhere. The Pope certainly has fought against it:

In his message for the World Day of Peace Pope Benedict XVI stated that increased population has proved an asset rather than a detriment in terms of development. "Poverty is often considered a consequence of demographic change," he said.
By John-Henry Westen and Kathleen Gilbert 12/13/2008 LifeSiteNews

Since 1996 , the infantile Republicans have been cutting funding for United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA). Obama finally changed that. In January of 2010 Hilary Clinton announced:

In addition to new funding, we've launched a new program that will be the centerpiece of our foreign policy, the Global Health Initiative, which commits us to spe nding $63 billion over six years to improve global health by investing in efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality, and] prevent millions of unintended pregnancies.”

Man, the religious animal, may self destruct partially as a result of his religion and his ego. It is obvious to a mule! You do not need to be a Yale Scholar to see this is a real problem when the population of the planet triples in the last 70years! We allow religious dogma to blind us to the facts. It really is not necessary for you to replicate your genes. I think we should speak to the POPE and remind him that priests aided the Nazis to flee to Argentina and escape the advancing allies . It is also the priests that have these indecencies we hear about with little children. So why do we have this huge respect for men that not only put their pants on one leg at a time, they do it after molesting an unsuspecting and innocent child! Tell the POPE to shove it when it comes to birth control. We do not need the Catholic Philosophy on birth control. This World has a huge problem ladies and gentlemen and listening to the POPE, or cry baby Boehner for that matter, will not solve it! I am afraid we have passed the day where we can consider large families a human right. There are already enough rug rats and your genes are not that valuable that they need duplication. Humans have become a very successful parasite on the planet Earth. But nothing will be done. Absolutely nothing will be done! Complacency, Conformity, Convention, and His Holiness will see to that.


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