Attenborough, famous mostly for his Life documentaries, declared “We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us...”
Nothing could be further from the truth. When it comes to “sheer space” and “places to grow food,” we have barely touched what the earth has available. Given that the earth contains just north of 7 billion people, the entire population of the planet could easily fit into the state of
, which contains
less than .14% of the earth’s land area. Texas
The overpopulation myth has been around for decades. It even predates the holy grail of modern liberal environmental orthodoxy: global warming. With liberals today, the overpopulation myth (as with most everything even remotely tied to the environment) is typically predicated upon the myth of man-made global warming.
As an illustration of this, the Grand Mystic Royal Noble of the Ali Baba Temple of the Church of Global Warming—Al Gore—recently tweeted: “In the next 17 years, [the population] of the global middle class will grow by 3 [billion] people. How will we accommodate them on a finite planet?”
Noble (or “Nobel”) Al is so concerned about the prospect of man-made global warming, to reduce the amount of hot-air radiating from the
he sold his media company (Current Media) to the Al Jazeera Media Network. This
would have been a smart move for Noble Al, except for the fact that Al Jazeera
is a state owned
media corporation. U.S.
And not just any state, but the extremely oil rich monarchy that is
Now, it is not so surprising that a liberal such as Noble Al sold himself out
(for about $100 million) to a media corporation that former Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld called a “mouthpiece of al Qaeda and a vehicle of anti-American
propaganda.” Neither is it surprising that Noble Al would enrich himself by
doing business with an authoritarian regime. Qatar
What is surprising is that Ali Baba Al would enrich himself with oil money. Not only that, but filthy oil money (by Ali Baba Al standards). At about 44 metric tons per person (2009 numbers),
has had the highest per-capita carbon dioxide emissions in the world for
decades, and it’s not even close. Qatar Qatar
has about 50% more per capita emissions that the next highest nation and has
more than double the
per capita carbon dioxide emissions (17.2 metric tons). U.S.
In addition to all of this,
is rather “overpopulated.” Its
population density of 394 people per square mile (compared to 89 per square mile
in the Qatar )
puts it 76 (out of 243) on the list of sovereign states and dependent
territories by population density. U.S.
Of course, to limit populations, one must reduce the number of newborns. This leads to another pillar of liberalism: abortion. In order to preach such hedonism to the world, the U.N. gave us World Population Day where they boldly declare, “The human enterprise has outgrown the planet.”
The Russians sure seem to believe it. A recent Drudge headline reveals that, instead of elevating a murderous dictator to reduce the population, the Russians have fully prostrated themselves at the bloody alter of abortion. In the Motherland, “abortion is rampant,” says Jonathan V. Last, author of What to Expect When No One’s Expecting.
Noting what is perhaps “the most grisly statistic the world has ever seen,” Last points out that in
, for every 10 live births,
there are 13 abortions. Yet Russia
is 223 in population density. Combine this with a paltry birthrate of 12.6 per
1,000 and the Russians are staring at a devastating population decline. “No
nation has experienced long-term prosperity in the face of contracting
population,” concludes Last. Russia
Liberal myths abound: the world is overpopulated, fossil fuels are heating the planet, abortion is a “right,” homosexuality is normal and healthy, all life “evolved,” marriage can be redefined, a nation can spend its way out of debt, and so on. Notice the similarities? Each of these is a relatively recent conclusion once unheard of or (even worse) thought absurd and wicked.
Such it is with post-modern liberalism. Thinking themselves masters of science and reason, and ignoring absolute truth, they have become what they despise: “the faithful.”
(See this column on American Thinker.)
(See this column on American Thinker.)
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason