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Human Overpopulation Causing Global

Climate Disasters: No Doubt Anymore

By Frosty Wooldridge

You will hear “innumerates”; people who cannot add 2 + 2=4 scream that human overpopulation does not cause any problems in the world. Surely, it doesn’t cause global climate change. Surely the 84 million barrels of oil burned 24/7 and billions of tons of coal cannot be a factor in overloading our biosphere with carbon. And, sure, all 7.1 billion of us humans can be stuck in half the state of Texas with a one acre garden to till. Hogwash, balderdash, cotton pickin’ stupid thinkin’!

You must wonder what a lot of Americans do for brains, critical thinking and the ability to understand humanity’s gravest predicament in the 21st century: human overpopulation. Well, don’t wait too long, because we will find out more and more as Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy and droughts, melting glaciers and ice caps—give us a few clues.

The “Human Swarm” may get its way for now, but it won’t get its way much longer.

I spoke with one of the top environmental writers in the United States, Mr. Don Collins, based in Washington, DC. We have been friends for over a decade. Don, my friend, give my readers a dose of reality as to human overpopulation as it connects to global climate change.

“Well, well, well, thanks, New York City Mayor Bloomberg, for his acknowledgment that global warming could be a factor in what has just happened to your city,” said Collins. “Yes, Americans and all humans around the world, there are profound climate changes underway.

“And dragging in millions of new immigrants into the USA every year doesn’t help the USA in any way. Of course the last jobs report before the election doesn’t mention the immigration issue and will be cited vigorously by both candidates as proving their positions. As Fox News says, the US Labor Department’s last jobless report before Election Day shows a slight increase in the number of unemployed last month, up to 7.9 percent, with 171,000 jobs added.

“As Isaac Asimov opined “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom”. Global warming and our failure to heed its overt warming warnings certainly fits that adage tightly!

“So let’s be clear: True scientific evolution and the actions or positions it suggests, mostly do not follow politics and as we stand on the edge of a Presidential election with the nation and the world awaiting the leadership to make some profound changes in our planetary direction, our leaders had better begin to heed science and not continue smoke blowing politics.

“Even as we struggle with worldwide financial uncertainty and instability, that is so much a less vital issue than convening a meeting of planetary powers to discuss what all nations might do together to combat, retard, and ultimately enable a stable, safe, peaceful planet. What! You mean neither of our two candidates has mentioned the issue of climate change as directly related to population growth? Awwwww, hard to believe.

“Remember how the FBI and others in the George W. Bush Administration failed to pick up warnings about 911 preparations? Well, we have had many global warming warnings. As Bill McKibbon noted in his November 1, 2012 article in the Guardian entitled, “Sandy Forces Climate Change on US Election”

“Such is Big Energy’s hold on DC, neither Obama nor Romney talk about climate change. But Americans are joining the dots. Here’s a sentence I wish I hadn’t written – it rolled out of my Macbook in May, part of an article for Rolling Stone that quickly went viral:

“Say something so big finally happens (a giant hurricane swamps Manhattan, a megadrought wipes out Midwest agriculture) that even the political power of the industry is inadequate to restrain legislators, who manage to regulate carbon.”

“I wish I hadn’t written it because the first half gives me entirely undeserved credit for prescience: I had no idea both would, in fact, happen in the next six months. And I wish I hadn’t written it because now that my bluff’s been called, I’m doubting that even Sandy, the largest storm ever, will be enough to make our political class serious about climate change.

The 2nd edition book cover, 1949.

“With growing trepidation, I and many much more qualified voices than mine have for decades been predicting the dire effects of unbridled growth of every category of human impact on “Our Plundered Planet”, the title of a landmark 1948 book by Fairfield Osborn. Population growth, with its grasping, groping, gashing, grinding tentacles, has brought us to a place where urgent planetary action must follow.

“In the late 1960’s shortly before his death, I once also had the marvelous pleasure of meeting Osborn at which was for me to become a never to be forgotten luncheon near the NY Zoological “Society’s research station on Long Island in the late 1960’s, shortly before his death in 1969. Earlier that day, touring the marine biological station named for him, I was treated to the sight of William Beebe’s famous Bathysphere, noted for his many exploits on environmental investigation, a tour lead by Dr. Ross F. Negrelli, who was among those who early on researched and disclosed the effects of the poisonous, pollution induced Red Tide.

“Our luncheon that lovely sunny fall day in the late 60’s, was hosted by Henry Fairfield Osborn, Jr., a courtly charming patrician who went by the name of Fair, by those who knew him. Henry Fairfield Osborn, Jr. was then and had been the President of the NY Zoological Society since his appointment in 1940. What a wonderful presence he was, presiding over our small group of only 5, including Dr. Negrelli, making me, a young junior member of the party, feel as important as if I were his peer. Such a superb quality, so rare in social situations.

Osborn wrote Our Plundered Planet, and when published in 1948 it became very influential in the early Environmental movement and helped spur a Malthusian revival in 1950s and 60s. He is also remembered for being an early opponent of synthetic pesticide use, for producing several films dealing with endangered species, flood control and water resources, as well as for his second book, The Limits of the Earth (1953), and a collection of short essays he edited under the title of Our Crowded Planet (1962). From 1948 to 1961, he served as the first president of the Conservation Foundation, an organization he founded with a number of like-minded colleagues to raise awareness about ecological problems.”

“We all stand on the shoulders of these for bearers, men of vision and courage, who looked at the facts and presented them regardless of their popularity,” said Collins. “Osborn and Rachel Carson, and too many to name, now mostly dead. Fortunately, real leaders such as McKibben and others are alive and well and active and screaming about what science has proven beyond a reasonable doubt. And bringing in millions of new aliens without cause boggles the mind of any US citizen.

“Folks, this is not new business, but maybe, just maybe, world leaders, and especially whoever is elected President of the USA, will be able to use that powerful bully pulpit to rally the focus needed to save us all from the religious, greedy, feckless, militant maws of forces driving humanity over the cliff of excess. “Maybe” gets to be a mighty fateful word.”

Since it’s difficult to “imagine” these catastrophic conditions nationwide, you may educate yourself and others with the following videos. Dr. Jack Alpert brings humanity’s plight to logical and understandable reality. In his three brilliant videos, he spells it out.

Jack Alpert PhD: Director: Stanford Knowledge Integration Laboratory

Too Many People Video series

How Much Degrowth is Enough? "NEW" Sept. 2012

The Human Predicament and What to Do About It Feb. 2012

Overpopulation Means Civilization Collapse Aug. 2011

Additionally, for the United States, these two videos by Roy Beck, will bring America’s plight into graphic reality.

The good news: you can join to become part of an army of Americans who care about the future of their children, our environment and sustainability.

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!”

If you are living in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia or all of Europe, these videos pertain to you and your children. Overpopulation will become the greatest dilemma facing humanity in all of history. Either we solve it gracefully, or Mother Nature will solve it brutally. We must call for all leaders of the world to address human overpopulation. We must call for human population stabilization.

If not, Mother Nature will presume that you chose to increase your numbers beyond her ability to feed, water, warm, house and transport your numbers. Once you do that, she will act swiftly, without mercy and with deadly intent. Mother Nature always bats last.


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. 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:





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