Reading an article in the Observer over the weekend had me thinking. It is good to see an article that agrees with me on overpopulation and it made me think about the direction we are going in.
When I see Prime Minister Gordon Brown travelling the world, racking up the air miles and pumping out more carbon dioxide than I will in a lifetime, I wonder what is going on in his mind. Does he have a shred of intelligence?
I see him on the television telling us how he is going to cure the world of poverty. I see him travelling to poor countries or to conferences on world poverty, where he tells us all that the poor of the world are his prime concern.
Then he comes home and tells us that there are no limits to economic grown. How can he say that? He has just told the world that he is going to drag everyone up by the boot straps, to the same standard of living as those of us in the west. He is going to make western consumers out of 6.5 billion people now and 9 billion in the years to come.
Gordon then tells us that he has green initiatives. So long as we have nuclear power stations, wind turbines and bio-fuelled cars then we can just carry on as we are. Whilst doing this we will spread our knowledge and wealth across the globe. In the years to come there will 9 billion people. Each with a bio-fueled car, a television powered by wind and enough food to get fat on.
Then we have those greens who want to fill the world with wind turbines when they probably can't provide for all our electricity needs. The greens want us all to eat organic food. The problem with that is that it needs more land to produce the same amount of food as intensively farmed land. We will need to put even more land under the plough, regardless of other animal species, to feed the world.
However, Gordon and the greens share one thing in common. The inability to say the 'O' word. Gordon doesn't want to be branded a eugenicist Nazi and be voted out of power. Though he may as well wear a Swastika because his incompetent self will surely lose the next general election. The greens won't mention the 'O' word either whilst strumming their guitars and singing, "Everyone is beautiful. In their own way..."
The word is overpopulation. Nine billion people cannot live like the average reader of this blog. Nor can 6.5 billion. And the world is struggling to cope with the 1.5 billion that do live like us. When Gordon and the greens come to the same realisation that I and others have, then we can live in a world of 1 billion. We can then consume contented that Mother Earth can replenish what we reap.
Observer - Only science can save us from climate catastrophe