Posts Tagged ‘population control’

Climatologist Dr. Tim Ball rebuts NYT’s Gillis

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Source: Climate Depot

Special to Climate Depot

NYT warmist Justin Gillis: ‘Perhaps the biggest single question about climate change is whether people will have enough to eat in coming decades’  

Climatologist Dr. Tim Ball rebuts NYT’s Gillis, notes endless eco-scares: ‘Chronologically, it was overpopulation, environmental collapse, global warming, climate change, catastrophic climate change. Now they are back to collapse of the food supply’

New York Times climate reporter Justin Gillis wrote a September 6, 2012 in an article titled “Climate Change and the Food Supply”. Gillis claimed: “Perhaps the biggest single question about climate change is whether people will have enough to eat in coming decades.” Gillis added: “Severe weather shocks could cause further spikes, induce panic buying, prompt countries to close their borders to food exports and even lead to riots and revolutions.”

The following is a rebuttal to to the claims of NYT’s Justin Gillis by Climatologist Dr. Tim Ball. (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: The Population Control Holocaust

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Source:  New Atlantis

by Robert Zubrin

There is a single ideological current running through a seemingly disparate collection of noxious modern political and scientific movements, ranging from militarism, imperialism, racism, xenophobia, and radical environmentalism, to socialism, Nazism, and totalitarian communism. This is the ideology of antihumanism: the belief that the human race is a horde of vermin whose unconstrained aspirations and appetites endanger the natural order, and that tyrannical measures are necessary to constrain humanity. The founding prophet of modern antihumanism is Thomas Malthus (1766-1834), who offered a pseudoscientific basis for the idea that human reproduction always outruns available resources. Following this pessimistic and inaccurate assessment of the capacity of human ingenuity to develop new resources, Malthus advocated oppressive policies that led to the starvation of millions in India and Ireland.

While Malthus’s argument that human population growth invariably leads to famine and poverty is plainly at odds with the historical evidence, which shows global living standards rising with population growth, it nonetheless persisted and even gained strength among intellectuals and political leaders in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Its most pernicious manifestation in recent decades has been the doctrine of population control, famously advocated by ecologist Paul Ehrlich, whose bestselling 1968 antihumanist tract The Population Bomb has served as the bible of neo-Malthusianism. In this book, Ehrlich warned of overpopulation and advocated that the American government adopt stringent population control measures, both domestically and for the Third World countries that received American foreign aid. (Ehrlich, it should be noted, is the mentor of and frequent collaborator with John Holdren, President Obama’s science advisor.)

This full, stunning essay can be read here:  http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-population-control-holocaust

 

Paul Ehrlich claims his wacko predictions came true!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Source:  Climatedepot

(Nore: for reality check in Paul Ehrlich, see: Climate Depot’s Accurate Tribute to Paul Ehrlich: ‘Mad…Kook…Lunatic…Disgraced…Worse than Hitler…fear-monger…parasite on Academic system…Bernie Madoff of science’
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/apr/26/world-population-resources-paul-ehrlich

The world’s most renowned population analyst has called for a massive reduction in the number of humans and for natural resources to be redistributed from the rich to the poor. (more…)

A Not So New “Brave New World”

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Opinion: UN-Backed Scientists Call For Mega-City Population Lockup

Jurriaan Maessen

In a recent statement put out by “Planet Under Pressure” several scientists call for denser cities in order to mitigate worldwide population growth. When in doubt that UN’s Agenda 21 is not the Mein Kampf of our day, one should consider yet another in-your-face confession from yet another certified biocratic control freak

According to an MSNBC article one of the scientists while speaking about human populations worldwide, stated:

We certainly don’t want them strolling about the entire countryside. We want them to save land for nature by living closely [together].”

Insisting the world’s population be locked up within the confounds of mega-cities, the elite realizes that if the herd is to be properly controlled walls are needed- thick walls, and by constructing these walls, making the masses go this or that way will be made easier..

Chief scientist Michail Fragkias involved with “Planet under Pressure” told MSNBC that “the answer (to population growth) is denser cities.” (more…)

Rio +20 Earth Summit will tie population into green knots

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Source:  CFP

The United Nations is not giving up its assault on the economic and political future of our country and of our planet. The first installment of the United Nations to control the globe environmentally and economically was “The UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED),” held in Rio in 1992. The UN Bruntland Commission released its official UN Agenda 21 that same year, following the Conference on Human Settlements in 1976 and the 1987 report, “Our Common Future.”

The policy of Sustainable Development, land use, education, population control and reduction, made nature and its protection the central principle for all member nations.

The 65-page socialist document released from the Conference on Human Settlements (1976) declared private land ownership and wealth as primary reasons for “social injustice.” Its recommendations that were later incorporated in UN Agenda 21 are:

  • Redistribution of population according to resources
  • Government control of land use in order to achieve equitable distribution of resources
  • Land use control through zoning and planning
  • Government control of excessive profits from land use
  • Urban and rural land control through public land ownership
  • Developing rights must be held by public authorities (more…)

Green agenda has parrallels with excesses of communism, says Czech President Vaclav Klaus

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Source:  Herald Sun

IN a serendipitous coincidence of timing, in the space of two hours this week, Australians were afforded a sharp, momentary insight into the two opposing ideological mindsets that are competing for the soul of our nation.

In a Sydney hotel on Monday night, Czech President Vaclav Klaus, an economist who fought against communism, was warning of the new threats to our freedom he recognises in the doctrine of global warming.

Almost simultaneously, in a Hobart casino, Greens senator Christine Milne was unilaterally announcing, on ABC-TV’s Q&A show, that the Government would be conducting an inquiry into the section of the Australian media that she finds “extreme(ly) bias(ed) against action on climate change”.

Milne’s every illiberal pronouncement was greeted with applause by an audience that seemed full of tree huggers, bearded public servants and other recipients of government largesse, about the only growth industry left in Tasmania. (more…)

Al Gore and Population Control

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Source: Daily Caller

The global warming debate has always been a touchy one for both sides, and when the world’s top global warming activist is talking about the size of population and how that contributes to the choices societies make, it might be worth taking note.

In an appearance Monday in New York City, former Vice President Al Gore, prominently known for his climate change activism, took on the subject of population size and the role of society in controlling it to reduce pollution.

He offered some ideas about what might be done for females in the name of stabilizing population growth. (h/t Chris Horner via wattsupwiththat.com)

“One of the things we could do about it is to change the technologies, to put out less of this pollution, to stabilize the population, and one of the principle ways of doing that is to empower and educate girls and women,” Gore said. “You have to have ubiquitous availability of fertility management so women can choose how many children have, the spacing of the children.

“You have to lift child survival rates so that parents feel comfortable having small families and most important — you have to educate girls and empower women,” he said. “And that’s the most powerful leveraging factor, and when that happens, then the population begins to stabilize and societies begin to make better choices and more balanced choices.”

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Food Security

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Opinion:

by Solutions From Science

This is America, right? The land of plenty, a nation blessed with abundant supplies and resources. In a country like America, we’d like to think that no one should go hungry. We not only have charitable pantries and soup kitchens, but the government offers social welfare benefits in the form of food stamps for those families that are struggling to get by. We have special programs for women and children in need.

No one should go to bed hungry, or have to choose whether to feed themselves or purchase other life necessities, like medicine and clothing, right?

Yet even here…

…even now…

…especially now…

Many Americans live in food insecure households…1 (more…)

Obama Czar John Holdren wants to ‘educate’ GOP on global warming — But it is Holdren who ‘desperately needs remedial climate science education!’

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Source: Climate Depot

‘It would be hard to find anyone less fit to ‘educate’ people about climate science in Washington than John Holdren’

By Marc Morano

Climate Depot Editorial

Excerpt From The Hill – January 30, 2011

White House official cites ‘education problem’ on climate By Ben Geman

President Obama’s top science adviser said there’s a need to “educate” GOP climate change skeptics on Capitol Hill as the White House seeks to advance its green energy agenda. “It is an education problem. I think we have to educate them,” said John Holdren, who heads the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. [...] Holdren, asked about advancing Obama’s agenda in the face of [Congressional] skepticism, said the scientific evidence of dangerous human-induced climate change is powerful. “The science of climate change is really very clear in its essentials,” Holdren said on Platts Energy Week. [End article excerpt]

Climate Depot Response: It is John Holdren who desperately needs remedial climate science education! Holdren has laid bare his scientific ignorance and alarmist ideology for all the world to see on multiple occasions over the past 40 years. (more…)

UN Sec. Gen. – Capitalism is “Environmental Suicide” Says “We Need a Revolution”

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Source: haunting the library

UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon has launched an astonishing attack on the current economic system of Western-style capitalsim, saying that it was dangerous and outdated in the light of global warming, and calling for a new economic paradigm.

Recent reports have noted that Ban-Ki Moon has said he will take a hands-off approach to global warming, and many have interpreted this to mean that he will leave it to the scientists and national Governments to decide.

But his latest comments, reported in The Guardian, make it clear that instead Ban-Ki Moon is switching from a narrow focus on global warming to a much wider spectrum attack on the current Western style of capitalism generally, on the grounds that it is not environmentally sustainable. The Guardian reports: (more…)

White House Science Czar Says He Would Use ‘Free Market’ to ‘De-Develop the United States’

Friday, January 7th, 2011
Source:  CNSNews

In a video interview this week, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John P. Holdren told CNSNews.com that he would use the “free market economy” to implement the “massive campaign” he advocated along with Paul Ehrlich to “de-develop the United States.”

By Nicholas Ballasy

President Barack Obama confers with his top science and technology adviser, John P. Holdren. (White House photo)

(CNSNews.com) – In a video interview this week, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John P. Holdren told CNSNews.com that he would use the “free market economy” to implement the “massive campaign” he advocated along with Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich to “de-develop the United States.”

In his role as President Barack Obama’s top science and technology adviser, Holdren deals with issues ranging from global warming to health care.

“A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States,” Holdren wrote along with Paul and Anne H. Ehrlich in the “recommendations” concluding their 1973 book Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions. (more…)

NOAA Climate Scientist: “We Need to Do Whatever We Can to Reduce Population”

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Source:  hauntingthelibrary

John Miller, a climate scientist working for NOAA (http://www.arl.noaa.gov/staff_all.php), has been filmed at a “350? climate change rally at the Denver statehouse calling for control of population and an end to the “madness” of economic growth.

In what was clearly a passionate and deeply heartfelt speech, Miller told the audience, to cheers and applause:

I would be remiss, as a scientist who studied this, if I didn’t mention the following two things:

The first is that, most importantly, we need to do, as a society, in this country and globally, whatever we can to reduce population. [Cheers, applause.] It’s the ‘master variable’ that controls everything [shouts of "that's right"].

Doing whatever it takes to reduce population is the number one thing for the good Dr Miller. And the second thing? Ending the “madness” of economic growth.

Our whole economic system is based on growth, and growth of our population, and this madness has to end.

Well quite. Who said this global warming business was politically driven? All they’re demanding is control of reproduction and the economy.

See for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGTk4S_HV2w&feature=player_embedded

Cancun: Global Hysteria, Wealth Redistribution

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Source:  Cancun: Global Hysteria, Wealth Redistribution

by Alex Newman

Thousands of climate dignitaries representing almost every national government on Earth flew to Cancun, Mexico, for the great event. Security precautions were extensive: Battleships could be seen from the beach while thousands of soldiers and police lined the jam-packed roads. It was time for the 16th “Conference of the Parties,” or COP16 for short. The annual summit, which was held this year from November 29 through December 10, is an extravaganza of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC. The previous year’s COP15 in Copenhagen was massive — over 50,000 attendees in all, not counting protesters. It was well publicized, too. But after the spectacular failure of COP15 to deliver a binding climate treaty, and with little hope of securing one this time, expectations for COP16 were purposefully set low. (more…)

Climate Change Solution: Pay for Children

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Source:  Turtle Bay

by Amanda Pawloski |

As the UN Climate Change conference in Cancun, Mexico continues, so does the barrage of economic and demographic suggested solutions. Just yesterday, Ted Turner and economist Brian O’Neill spoke at a luncheon covered by the Globe and Mail:

Mr. O’Neill’s study concluded that a rapidly rising global population is contributing to an acceleration of emission growth, and that widespread availability of family planning could reduce the amount of emissions reductions required in 2050 by as much as 30 per cent.

Mr. O’Neill acknowledged that discussion of climate change and population is a political minefield. The Roman Catholic Church has condemned any such connection, while developing countries resist rich-world prescriptions that they should limit their populations.

The global population is now close to seven billion people, and is expected to rise to 10 billion by 2050, with 80 per cent of that growth coming in developing countries.

Mr. Turner – a long-time advocate of population control – said the environmental stress on the Earth requires radical solutions, suggesting countries should follow China’s lead in instituting a one-child policy to reduce global population over time. He added that fertility rights could be sold so that poor people could profit from their decision not to reproduce.

It is twisted logic to make people pay for their own freedoms, and then claim that the poor would “save money” by not spending it on “fertility rights.” Even communist China did not go as far as that.

Population and Climate Change

Monday, July 12th, 2010

By Alan Barron

Last Saturday, I attended a meeting in the Victorian seaside town of Torquay, not far from Geelong. This public forum was on population and climate change.

There were three Speakers, demographer Professor Bob Birrell from Monash University, Mark O’Conner the author of `Overloading Australia’, and politician, the member for Wills (Melbourne), Kelvin Thompson. The meeting was organised by SCEG, the Surf Coast Energy Group. Local politicians Darren Cheeseman and Liberal candidate for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, attended the meeting of some 180-200 people.

Hardly a word was spoken about climate change. It now seems the global warming lobby has decided to try another tack, the issue of over-population. All three speakers were in fairly general agreement over-population is going to be a major issue – if it isn’t already – in Australia. (more…)