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EDITORIAL: No lonely planet There won’t be an overstuffed world, after all

By THE WASHINGTON TIMES
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The Washington Times
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Malthusians can breathe a sigh of relief: If current trends hold, human beings won’t fulfill doomsday predictions by making like rabbits after all. Thanks to the success of incessant fear-mongering, the world’s population is expected to peak soon and then begin a long slide downward. That’s fewer of us “defacing” the planet.
A research team from the Autonomous University of Madrid and CEU-San Pablo University in Spain predicts the global population will begin to decline by the middle of the 21st century. Their study, published in the scientific journal “Simulation,” used computer models to project population based on current fertility and death rates. It predicts that global population will reach its high-water mark around the middle of the century, then decline. By 2100, there will be only about 6.2 billion of us, about the same number as in 2000.
Only yesterday, on Oct. 31, 2011 (Halloween, as a matter of fact), the United Nations announced the birth of the 7 billionth baby — not in celebration, but in alarm. The U.N. called it the “Day of 7 Billion,” and sounded “a call to action to world leaders to meet the challenges that a growing population poses.” The U.N. Population Fund marked the occasion with a report that included a graph projecting a steep increase in the rate of human growth, and asked the scary question: “Will my grandchildren live in a world of 10 billion?”
The U.N. has spent decades and billions of dollars to bend the rate of childbirth downward, particularly in Third World nations, where large families are often considered essential to work the fields and hence survival. The new population study confirms the global body’s success in persuading humans that less is more. “Overpopulation was a specter in the 1960s and ‘70s, but historically the U.N.’s low fertility-variant forecasts have been fulfilled,” writes Felix F. Munoz, researcher and co-author of the project.
Behind population-control schemes lurk the pessimistic belief that one human being is a consumer; a billion is an environmental disaster. Thomas Malthus, an 18th-century Anglican clergyman, taught that population growth would eventually reach a tipping point and that famine and disease would kill numbers that threatened sustainability: “The increase of population is necessarily limited by the means of subsistence.”
Malthus could not have predicted the miracles of the 21st century. Stephen Hawking, a famous theoretical physicist, has lived his 71 years with Lou Gehrig’s disease, which has left him a quadriplegic. Modern medicine has redefined “the means of subsistence,” allowing Mr. Hawking to project influence from his motorized wheelchair. He is living proof that efforts to limit human growth are foolhardy when a universe of God-given potential lives to be tapped within each person.

An empty world would represent failure for the human race, not success. Better to face the future with courage than be taken in by the doomsayers. Human ingenuity is the ultimate resource.
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Silly rat.....


Even I , a non scientists already know that population will peak out at around 10 billion.......the rest of the article is just to bad mouth scientists .........


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seneca Post time: 2013-4-29 20:25
So this article appeared one day after last' year's Halloween Day, and you find it appropriate to po ...

The rat is anti humans and anti Labor.
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seneca Post time: 2013-4-29 21:09
What the heck is Sans Souci up to, posting anti-Malthusian theories?

The CPC is still maintaining i ...

He likes the word anti. It makes makes  rat feel smart.



He does not know he is totally out of context.

And did not realize, this is China........with a one child policy.
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Post time 2013-4-29 21:51:39 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2013-4-29 08:09
What the heck is Sans Souci up to, posting anti-Malthusian theories?

The CPC is still maintaining i ...

Perhaps some day the CPC will revise the Only Child policy. It was strange when I visited Yunnan province to see families with several children, but then I was told that the Only Child policy does not apply to ethnic minorities. (I'm sure that was a simplification, but it was pretty obvious that those kids all belonged to that one Bai mother.)

Population control is an important consideration. The problem is how does one determine who will be allowed to reproduce?

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seneca Post time: 2013-4-29 19:36
The article is a dangerous and misleading piece of propaganda:
If we had not stemmed the population growth in the industrialised world including China, there would be wars over redistribution of rarefied resources, water, agricultural land, and genocides would become a necessity for some.

You damned hypocrite! Not that long ago, you condemned China for its one-child policy.


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你這個該死的偽君子!不是很久以前,你譴責中國的一胎化政策。
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sansukong Post time: 2013-4-30 01:00
You damned hypocrite! Not that long ago, you condemned China for its one-child policy.




So what is the purpose of this anti-Mathusian piece you reproduce herein?

You also want to start a revolution?

We revolutionaries cannot accept you as long as you still attached to your present bosses.


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