As negotiations for the Copenhagen climate change treaty intensify, environmental extremists are once again attempting to link climate change with overpopulation and are warning that if drastic measures are not taken to reduce population growth it may mean the end of the world as we know it. Unfortunately, the ranks of these environmental extremists are not limited to a few wacky professors and a couple psychos who are running around out there slashing the tires of SUVs. Rather, those pushing an agenda to control “overpopulation” include high ranking members of the U.S. government, some of the most prominent scientists in the world of academia and some of the wealthiest men and women on the entire planet.
There are even very powerful international organizations that do nothing but sit around and think of ways to attack the “overpopulation” problem.
For example, the Optimum Population Trust bills itself as “the leading think tank in the UK concerned with the impact of population growth on the environment”. Some really big names are involved in the Optimum Population Trust including Sir David Attenborough, Stanford Professor Paul Ehrlich and Dr. Jane Goodall. One of the stated goals of the organization is to “advance the education of the public in issues relating to human population worldwide and its impact on environmental sustainability”.
In a recent press release, the Optimum Population Trust clearly linked the issue of overpopulation to the fight against climate change and the upcoming Cophenhagen treaty. In their statement, the OPT strongly urged nations across the globe to enact policies to “stabilize” population growth and to fund “family planning” programs in poorer countries…..
“The Optimum Population Trust says today (August 17, 2009) that the climate change talks which will culminate at Copenhagen in December must ensure that all countries adopt non-coercive policies to limit and stabilise population growth. Family planning programmes in poorer countries should be treated as “legitimate candidates for climate change funding.”
Their site even includes a “Stop At Two” pledge in which they ask visitors to their site to take “another green step towards environmental survival for all” by making the following pledge:
I’m going to try not to have more than two children!
But unfortunately the Optimum Population Trust is far from alone on this issue.
At a recent roundtable discussion on “climate change” in India, Hillary Clinton noted that “one of the participants pointed out that it’s rather odd to talk about climate change and what we must do to stop and prevent the ill effects without talking about population and family planning.”
“That was an incredibly important point,” Clinton went on to add. “And yet, we talk about these things in very separate and often unconnected ways.”
In fact, key Clinton adviser Nina Fedoroff was even more blunt when she recently told the BBC One Planet program the following:
“We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population; the planet can’t support many more people.”
While it may be easy to dismiss the ramblings of Hillary Clinton and her advisers, the reality is that even the United Nations appears to be totally committed to reducing the population of the earth.
One incredibly disturbing example of this population reduction agenda is the recently discovered U.N. Population Division policy brief from March 2009. This shocking document openly asks how fertility decline in the least developed countries can be accelerated.
The March 2009 U.N. Population Division policy brief can be found right here (it is a PDF document so you will need a PDF viewer to view it):
When you first open up the policy brief, you are greeted by this cheery headline:
What would it take to accelerate fertility decline in the least developed countries?
The report goes on to discuss how big a problem overpopulation is (especially in “poor” countries) and what can be done to make sure that fewer babies are born in the “least developed” nations.
So why do the global elite have such an obsession with population control?
Well, the truth is that many of them actually believe that overpopulation is going to destroy the environment and bring about the end of the world as we know it.
For example, in a recent interview for his new book, “Will Population + Technology = Armageddon?”, Syracuse University professor Henry Mullins offers a chilling forecast for the future of the world if the population is not reduced…..
When a system gets knocked out of equilibrium, feedback within it brings it back, or the system collapses.
I have three story lines. We exceed the carrying capacity, the earth system adjusts, and we have an equilibrium number of people at our carrying capacity. Everything’s fine.
Another possibility is the catastrophe — nuclear winter, or pandemics, or runaway greenhouse effect, whatever. It causes a drastic reduction in our numbers. We go back to pre-industrial times, when we only had a few billion people on the planet.
Worst-case scenario is extinction. Most species before us — about 99.9 percent — are now extinct. We’ve only been here a short period of geologic time.
While most people simply cannot understand why the global elite are so incredibly obsessed with population issues, the inescapable reality is that they are.
But now this obsession with population is spreading – particularly through colleges and universities. You see, professors such as Henry Mullins get to spend all day shaping impressionable young minds in the classroom. Inevitably, at least a few of them are going to become convinced of the need to reduce the population.
In particular, those who consider themselves to be “environmentalists” seem to be very willing to embrace the philosophy that humanity is a disease which is spreading too quickly.
For instance, there is actually a website entitled “One Less Child” that openly seeks to promote the idea that couples should have less children. Their mission statement says the following about the need to control the population…..
To have couples consider population reduction through less offspring. Having less offspring actually increases the quality of life of your current offspring, which is what every couple wants.
Not only that, but in a position paper published in November 2007, the Sierra Club made this stunning statement: “Given the grave implications of population growth, the Sierra Club urges greater effort to explain how population pressure is affecting the environment and stronger support for the programs – family planning, health care, and education and opportunity for women – that most effectively encourages smaller families.”
This bizarre population control agenda is even represented in the White House. Barack Obama’s “science czar”, John P. Holdren, once co-authored a textbook entitled “Ecoscience” in which he advocated population control measures that are so extreme that it is hard to believe that a sane man came up with them. The following are actual quotes from Holdren’s textbook…..
Pages 787 and 788…..
“Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods is a suggestion that seems to horrify people more than most proposals for involuntary fertility control. Indeed, this would pose some very difficult political, legal, and social questions, to say nothing of the technical problems. No such sterilant exists today, nor does one appear to be under development. To be acceptable, such a substance would haveto meet some rather stiff requirements: it must be uniformly effective, despite widely varying doses received by individuals, and despite varying degrees of fertility and sensitivity among individuals; it must be free of dangerous or unpleasant side effects; and it must have no effect on members of the opposite sex, children, old people, pets, or livestock.”
Pages 786 and 787…..
“A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.
The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.”
“In today’s world, however, the number of children in a family is a matter of profound public concern. The law regulates other highly personal matters. For example, no one may lawfully have more than one spouse at a time. Why should the law not be able to prevent a person from having more than two children?”
Remember, Holdren is Barack Obama’s top science advisor.
In addition, some of the wealthiest men and women in the world are also absolutely obsessed with overpopulation. Back on May 5th, Bill Gates, David Rockefeller, Warren Buffett, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey and several other of the wealthiest people in the world gathered for a clandestine meeting in Manhattan. The meeting was supposed to be so absolutely secret that many of the billionaires’ aides were only told that they were at “security briefings”.
So just what was the meeting about?
Fortunately some details from the meeting have emerged.
According to one major U.K. newspaper, one individual who attended this meeting confessed that “a consensus emerged that they would back a strategy in which population growth would be tackled as a potentially disastrous environmental, social and industrial threat.”
Once again we see another example of the absolute obsession that the global elite has with overpopulation.
The article quotes one attendee of the meeting as saying the following about the overpopulation problem…..
“This is something so nightmarish that everyone in this group agreed it needs big-brain answers.”
Apparently they do not intend to include the rest of us as they come up with their “big-brain answers”.
The truth is that most in the global elite consider overpopulation to be the number one problem in the world. They are absolutely committed to trying to “solve” this “problem” in this generation.
So what will their “solutions” look like?
Only time will tell.
Meanwhile, the spreading obsession with population control is even reflected in comments by visitors to this site. In our recent article about the coming global famine, two visitors made the following comments…..
Timothy J. Frohlick:
It means that we must reduce the human population by humane methods without recourse to war or starvation. On the other hand, if humanity stubbornly persists in overbreeding then we will probably lose one to three billion people in the next ten years.
Perhaps a mumps virus that induces sterility in all affected males would do the trick. It would certainly be better than being fried in wars or dying of nutrient deficiencies such as Kwashiokor or pellagra.
The problem isn’t children about to be born, it is feeding the humans currently sucking air on the big blue marble. We are already overpopulated.
People actually believe this stuff. But the truth is that there are vast tracts of land all over the world that are barely populated. There is much more land that could be used for farming and for food production. There would be more than enough food and resources for everyone – if the global elite were not so incredibly, incredibly greedy.
You see, the top 20 percent of the world’s people who live in the highest income countries have access to 86 percent of world gross domestic product. The bottom fifth, in the poorest countries, have about one percent.
In addition, the assets of the world’s three richest men exceed the combined gross domestic products of the world’s 48 poorest countries.
The problem is not overpopulation. The world could easily accommodate billions more. The problem is greed. The vast majority of the world’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of a very few. Now that they have accumulated so much of the wealth, they have decided that they do not need nearly as many slaves serving the system that they have created.
So in the name of fighting “climate change”, these elitists plan to implement measures to address the “overpopulation problem” that they are determined to solve. As these elitists pursue their sick obsession with population, it will have serious implications for every man, woman and child on earth. May God have mercy on us all.