Maybe the movie Inferno was just a bad hollywood garbage film. But it had one thing right, overpopulation will kill us all. It is just not sustainable with over 10 billion people on the planet. That’s a fact. If we can’t start inhabit other planets in time, things will come to the worst. And if some smart-head somewhere writes that overpopulation is exaggerated they just don’t have a clue.
“The world is edging closer to overpopulation Armageddon as swelling cities drain the planet of its vital resources, a report warns today. Population growth, especially in newly developing countries, is the ‘defining challenge of the 21st century’. It represents a greater potential threat than climate change, according to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.”
Dailymail wrote in 2011:
Over the next six decades the world’s population is expected to explode, soaring from 6.9 billion to peak at 9.5 billion in 2075, the report says. Each year the number of people in the world is due to rise by 75 million – equivalent to the entire population of the UK.
Most of the growth will be in the African continent, which is following in the industrial footsteps of Asia, and in cities. The world’s urban population is likely to increase from a 2007 figure of 3.3 billion to 6.4 billion in 2050.
But how little did they know! We are now in 2017 and are soon reaching 8 billion. New prediction state that we will reach 10 billion by the year 2050.
One thing is very sure, without drastic changes there will not be sufficient resources to provide people with basic human needs such as water, food, energy and shelter, says the report, entitled Population: One Planet, Too Many People? That’s just a fact. It can’t be argued with nor tampered with. Its plain mathematics.
More scientists today know that Human overpopulation is among the most pressing environmental issues, silently aggravating the forces behind global warming, environmental pollution, habitat loss, the sixth mass extinction, intensive farming practices and the consumption of finite natural resources, such as fresh water, arable land and fossil fuels, at speeds faster than their rate of regeneration. However, this is just the beginning.
Human beings are currently causing the greatest mass extinction of species since the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago at rates 1000 to 10,000 times faster than normal. The 2012 update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species shows that of the 63,837 species examined worldwide, 19,817 are threatened with extinction – nearly a third of the total. If present trends continue, scientists warn that within a few decades, at least half of all plant and animal species on Earth will be extinct, as a result of climate change, habitat loss, pollution, acidifying oceans, invasive species, over-exploitation of natural resources, over-fishing, poaching and human overpopulation.
And with overpopulation follows, increased emergence of new epidemics and pandemics. also depletion of natural resources. And more intensive farming practices to produce more and cheaper food per acre and animal, which has helped feed a booming human population and may prevent surrounding land from being converted into agricultural land, but has grown to become the biggest threat to the global environment through the loss of ecosystem services and global warming, has led to the emergence of new parasites and re-emergence of parasites previously considered to be ‘under control’ by creating the conditions for parasite growth and is responsible for 80% of tropical deforestation. The list goes on and on..
And in the middle of this mess, we have the STUPID religious people. Read for yourself.
Professor Frank Fenner said a few years ago: Humans will be extinct in 100 years!
Eminent Australian scientist Professor Frank Fenner, who helped to wipe out smallpox, predicts humans will probably be extinct within 100 years, because of overpopulation, environmental destruction and climate change.
Fenner, who is emeritus professor of microbiology at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, said Homo sapiens will not be able to survive the population explosion and “unbridled consumption,” and will become extinct, perhaps within a century, along with many other species. United Nations official figures from last year estimate the human population is 6.8 billion, and is predicted to pass seven billion next year.
Fenner said that climate change is only at its beginning, but is likely to be the cause of our extinction. “We’ll undergo the same fate as the people on Easter Island,” he said. More people means fewer resources, and Fenner predicts “there will be a lot more wars over food.”
And maybe he’s predictions will come true, if we don’t do anything about it NOW!