Earth’s Balancing Systems
By Frosty Wooldridge
Adding one billion of our kind (1,000,000,000), net gain, every 12 years, and now the most prolific vertebrate species on the globe at 7.2 billion, we humans prove the most destructive force on planet Earth in the history of the animal kingdom.
So destructive, in fact, we may snap our own necks before the end of this century. Not only do we face our own demise, we extinguish millions of other species in our carbon footprint wake.
(Billions of smoke stacks from cars, homes, trucks, trains, factories, electrical plants, tractors, lawn mowers and much more exhaust billions of tons of carbon and particulate into the biosphere 24/7. Our planet cannot take such abuse and won’t tolerate us much longer.) Photography by National Geographic.
In the past week, NBC’s Brian Williams announced humanity’s carbon exhaust impact all over the planet. Today, 97 percent of top climate scientists attest to mankind’s carbon footprint exhaust re-sculpting the entire planet in ways that undermine Earth’s ability to support all life as well as sustain the natural world.
(Billions of cars contaminate the biosphere 24/7 with no end in sight and billions more of these vehicles as the human race adds another three billion within the next 3.5 decades to reach 10.1 billion.) Photography by National Geographic
“No one is immune: study offers bleak climate change outlook” by Ann Thompson, NBC correspondent, March 31, 2014 Evening News with Brian Williams.
Thompson asked Princeton head of the Geoscience Department, Michael Oppenheimer, “Who should be concerned?” He said, “Everyone who eats food.”
Watch this four-minute video for a startling reality check:
As if that video wasn’t enough, NBC correspondent Ann Curry hosted an hour long Special Report: “One year of extremes: did climate change hit home?” Sunday, April 6, 2014:
After you understand the raw science of what we humans face, try to grasp what the Inuit native in Alaska said, “We experience climate change every day. It’s happening before our eyes. Why should we pay the price for your lifestyle?”
(Santiago, Chile’s brown cloud saturates the air 24/7 with carbon and particulate that ends up melting the snow and ice in Antarctica and acidifies the oceans to kill the ecosystems that nourish the phytoplankton that creates 80 percent of the oxygen on this planet.) Photography by Global Post
Ironically, if not oxymoronically, Ann Curry never spoke once of the “human population explosion” during the entire hour-long show. At the end she weakly stated that we continue developing solar power energy sources knowing that nothing in the world can replace oil to the tune of 80 million barrels burned 24/7. But, in fact we reached Peak Oil hit in 2011, and it’s all down hill until oil becomes exhausted within 40 years—yet we must feed our enormous human mob.
(India sports 1.2 billion people on its way to 1.55 billion in 30 years. It adds 11 million net gain annually with no intention to engage birth control because of religious propensities. Its carbon footprint will outstrip China’s within three decades, but China will reach 1.5 billion while it adds 27 million new vehicles annually.) Photography by Fred Hoogervorst
On top of Curry’s naive promotion of alternative energy, she failed to mention we humans expect to add yet another 3,000,000,000 (billion) more of ourselves within the next 36 years.
(We exhaust billions of tons of poison into the air and we throw billions of tons of plastic onto the land and into the oceans. What in the hell are we doing to ourselves and every living creature on the planet?)
What do I suggest? Answer: every single human being reading this column may choose to write all the addresses furnished below to push this population predicament to every leader, newscaster and media outlet in every country around the world. If you choose otherwise, who do you think will get off their butts to do it for you? How will your kids escape what we created for them? How else do you think we can change the fate of the planet and the entire natural world?
I’m tired of rhetoric, debate, discourse, dialogue and sermons. Eleanor Roosevelt said it 50 years ago; “We must prevent human tragedy rather than run around trying to save ourselves after an event has already occurred. Unfortunately, history clearly shows that we arrive at catastrophe by failing to meet the situation, by failing to act when we should have acted. The opportunity passes us by and the next disaster is always more difficult and compounded than the last one.”
We need to raise this single greatest issue of the 21st century: to stabilize world population and begin to lower it via one child per woman with birth control. We either take action compassionately and/or Mother Nature will stomp on us as easily as we take the heel of our shoes and mash a cockroach. Along with that point, we must change all energy consumption via combustion engines to sailing ships, solar, wind turbines, walking centric cities, bicycle and electrical mass transit. We must sprint away from oil, natural gas and coal consumption.
All life on this planet faces serious deep doodoo. Your actions count; take them today. Your kids will thank you in the decades to come with all the rest of the natural world.
Write letters urging these outlets to address overpopulation:
George Noory: firstname.lastname@example.org ; TheEarlyShow@cbsnews.com ; Charlie Rose: email@example.com ; Today Show: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Nightline@abcnews.com ; Matt Lauer: Today@nbc.com ; O’Reilly: Oreilly@foxnews.com ;email@example.com ; Brian Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Greta van Susteren: Ontherecord@foxnews.com ;Dateline@nbc.com Editor: email@example.com ;Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org ; editor: email@example.com ;Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org ;Ombudsman@npr.org ; Editor: email@example.com ; Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every human being needs to join and empower him or herself by joining Sustainable Population Australia at: www.population.org.au
America at www.CapsWeb.org
; Canada at: www.immigrationwatchcanada.org
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
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 .
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:
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:
Dr. Jack Alpert , www.skil.org
Change the Course
Internet Group Text Discussions
Electronic Conference Table discussions
Archived documents updated links at www.skil.org
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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