overconsumption

Most Urgent Threats to Life on Earth Today

Global Warming Not Even in Top Five

Nowadays, to hear some lightweight, so-called environmentalists yammer and yack, the one and only environmental cause is their holy war against global warming, a.k.a. climate change.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard activists and the media treat climate interchangeably with environment, as if the natural environment consists of nothing but the climate, or as if manmade climate change was the only threat to the environment out there.

Aided and Abetted by Humans, Wildfires are Torching Canada, California, the Planet

Ironies abound as a massive forest fire, nicknamed “the Beast,” recently brought tar sands production to a halt in the Canadian province of Alberta. It’s been more than two weeks since the Beast roared through Fort McMurray and its surroundings with 200-foot high flames destroying everything in their hellish path.

Consumerism Driving Immigration

In my last post, I left you with the one word that has become the most responsible for out-of-control illegal immigration (please always consider many of the same arguments against illegal immigration for legal immigration, as the two have become inseparable, and we need to curtail all immigration) into the United States. That word is consumerism.

Peak Oil ≠ Peak Exports

Saudi Arabia must consume ever more of its oil to supply its own exploding population

Overdeveloped, Overpopulated, Overshot

A visually stunning new coffee table picture book has been published in conjunction with 2015’s Global Population Speak Out (GPSO), a campaign orchestrated and underwritten by the Population Media Center, the Population Institute and the Foundation for Deep Ecology.

Oil Created a 100-Year Window that’s Closing

The cheap oil age created an artificial bubble of plentitude for a period not much longer than a human lifetime. I hazard to assert that as oil ceases to be cheap and the world reserves move toward depletion, we will be left with an enormous population that the ecology of the earth will not support. The journey back toward non-oil population homeostasis will not be pretty. We will discover the hard way that population hyper-growth was simply a side effect of the oil age. It was a condition, not a problem with a solution. That is what happened and we are stuck with it.

Immigration’s Final Predicament – Endless Additions Create Endless Shortages

Dr. Otis Graham in his book, “Unguarded Gates,” said, “Most Western elites continue urging the wealthy West not to stem the migrant tide [that adds 80 million net gain annually to the planet], but to absorb our global brothers and sisters until their horrid ordeal has been endured and shared by all – ten billion humans packed onto an ecologically devastated planet.”

On Our Innumeracy

When I blog, it will be almost exclusively about the United States, one of the three most overpopulated nations.

That is due to our high numbers – third only behind China and India – our huge environmental footprint and that sleek, new side-by-side refrigerator I bought last spring.

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