Sunday, May 1, 2011

Population Is The Problem

According to the World Bank, there are 130 million people in China and 175 million people in India that are being fed grain that has been grown with water that is being pumped out of aquifers faster than it can be replaced.  So what happens once all of that water is gone?

In the United States, the systematic depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer could eventually turn "America's Breadbasket" back into the "Dust Bowl".

At some point the world could experience a very serious fertilizer shortage.  According to scientists with the Global Phosphorus Research Initiative, the world is not going to have enough phosphorous to meet agricultural demand in just 30 to 40 years.

There are about 3 billion people around the globe that live on the equivalent of 2 dollars a day or less.

What does this say about the future of the world? It says that Population is the biggest problem facing the survival of Earth today. The so called pessimistic views of Thomas Malthus are finally beginning to look like future reality. Malthus postulated the theory that because of the urge for humans to populate, that in time, the Earths human population would increase to such a numerous number, that world starvation would be the final result. His theory was also deemed anti-religious for its declaration that there should be some limit on human procreation. "Don't Shoot the Messenger", research Thomas Malthus and Think.
Lord Howard Hurts

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