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Friday, February 23, 2007

elephant #1

There are elephants in the room.

Lots of them.

In fact, the room is so full of elephants, it's hard to move, let alone think clearly.

Here is elephant #1: Over-population.

We can talk all we like about CO2 levels, resource depletion, or the rate of species depletion/extinction, but it will mean zip until we factor into the debate the real impact of over-population, either at the national, regional, or global level.

And it's an elephant for very good reasons: No one (except the Chinese) is game to tackle this issue either as a topic for debate or as a subject for policy-making.

Sticking our heads in the sand will not make this elephant go away...

18 Comments:

Blogger JahTeh said...

The Chinese only tackled the front half of the elephant now they have to work out how to stop parents spoiling the only child and turning it into a selfish monster. Then, how to bring down the price of a bride now that male births outnumber female births which is leading to kidnapping of young women.
Cousin is just back from India and says it is worse than when he was there in 2000, especially the air pollution.

February 23, 2007 4:35 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

only China and India are overpopulated? Why are we running out of water here in Oz? What is an environmentally sustainable population for the driest continent? Is the US overpopulated given how much it consumes in non-renewable resources? Europe? Africa? The Middle East? Israel? Israel is living completely unsustainably right now, and has been for decades.

We're running out of oil, gas, water, fish, forests. At the present rate, the global population will double in 50 years.

When will we address the population issue? And how? Water and food wars? Racist based population "solutions"? Those with the biggest weapons get to consume, the rest get to perish? The White Super Race will lord it over the rest?

WHAT !?!?

February 23, 2007 6:23 PM  
Blogger JahTeh said...

Australia isn't overpopulated, it's overdeveloped with the wrong things by the big corporations. Why grow rice here when it grows best in countries with the monsoon?
But if I buy Basmati rice from Pakistan then I have to factor in how much energy it takes to get the rice to me.

Population wise, the white super race have women who have a choice about how many children they want, women of other races don't have that choice and until they do, they'll keep producing until men (and religion) aren't in charge.

Don't get up on your misandrist high horse either, you know that's true.

February 24, 2007 1:29 PM  
Blogger GreenSmile said...

Its the one problem we can't touch. We are not wired to be able to solve this problem. Cue up the next master species...assuming there will be a planet left to master.

February 24, 2007 4:05 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

JahTeh, I see no misandry in your comment so stop being so defensive. ;-)

And if you think Australia, at 20 million (and rising) is NOT overpopulated, then I'd be most interested in your thoughts on THIS and THIS.

GS, methinks you're too quick to cut and run from difficult intellectual issues. Remember, on this blog, at best, it's only intellectual. ;-)

Maybe you'd like to check out the links I recommended to JahTeh. I'd be very interested in your thoughts, should you wish to share them.

February 24, 2007 9:00 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

JahTeh, in the Christian White Super Race, women are willing breeding cows whose job it is to issue forth as many Christian Soldiers as their wombs will bear, so that the likes of Abbott and Costello's Fuehrer, HoWARd, can send them marching off to war.

And don't think for one minute that Elmer Rudd is any different...

Freedom of choice is not undermined by race, JahTeh, it is undermined by religion and culture. Any religion, any culture.

Now! Don't EVER get race confused with religion and culture ever again, you hear me, girl? ;-)

February 24, 2007 9:43 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Reader, as you will no doubt be able to tell by the sudden rise in the quality of my commentary, I am off the antidepressants and guzzling cheap Cabernet Sauvignon... Hic...

February 24, 2007 9:55 PM  
Blogger JahTeh said...

Fkn blogger locked me out of the comments.

February 24, 2007 10:23 PM  
Blogger JahTeh said...

Back in and have lost my brilliant piece of repartee about not drinking the same cheap cab sav crap you do only I said it better.

Religion and culture can be made better by bringing back Goddess Worship and I am built for Goddess Worshipping.

How come blogger hasn't forced you into slavery like the rest of us?

February 24, 2007 10:26 PM  
Blogger JahTeh said...

Both links are good but how much of this information gets to the general public?

And why three comments? I'm trying to drive blogger crazy.

February 24, 2007 10:32 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

JahTeh, why are you here commenting? Why are you not watching the American Democrats' propaganda flagship, The West Wing on ABC-TV right friggin now? :-)

Goddess worship is as insane and delusionary as is God worship. It's just an inverse gender thing, dearie... Just as feminism is mostly about matriarchy i.e. female control freak crapology.

"How come blogger hasn't forced you into slavery like the rest of us?"

Easy! I sent them an email telling them I would wage Jihad if they touched this blog. They are Americans. They scare easy.

So, your thoughts after reading these links are?

February 24, 2007 10:48 PM  
Blogger JahTeh said...

I was taping the show for tomorrow night, stupid Oscars are on. The first of the links I've been saying for years, the second one I'm having another look at. Greensmile could probably do them justice.

As you've said many times, god worshippers are just as bad as no god worshippers but a Goddess is different, we're so tolerant of the mental pygmies we have to live amongst. I now wave my fertile hand across your cheap wine and turn in into exquisite Merlot. You can't get any more generous than that.

February 25, 2007 4:18 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Geez it's hard to get you to bite, JahTeh.

Anyway, your thoughts after reading these links are?

February 25, 2007 6:16 PM  
Blogger JahTeh said...

The second link has a hidden agenda and don't ask me what or why because I just feel it's not quite right.

February 28, 2007 6:44 PM  
Blogger JahTeh said...

And I'm one of those idealists who would make a home here for every parent who wants to bring up their child or send their children to a place without a war. No bullets, landmines, bombs or torture should be every child's right whether or not it's economically viable.

You may now hit me with the reality stick.

February 28, 2007 6:48 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

OK, JahTeh... Nothing wrong with where
your heart is. And as you put it, then there's the ugly reality in which we live. Millions of kids and parents live in war ravaged places. So let's stop wars. But that's another debate.

Is Australia overpopulated? I dunno.

Depends on how you measure sustainability and how important you consider it to be.

Does the organisation have a hidden agenda? I couldn't detect one. They are open about the fact that they're talking about limiting immigration.

Their concern is sustainability.

They state categorically that the limiting of immigration must not be race-based. I don't see any hidden agenda.

I think the issue itself makes us suspicious because of the usual suspects who have sought to limit immigration in the past.

I dunno. But I do think that sooner or later, with the global population continuing to grow and resources dwinding, Australia will hit a sustainability limit with regard to population.

Rising sea levels will soon displace scores of millions of people.

I dunno, when and where will we draw the line?

And my point is that if we don't debate it for years first, in an attempt to find the right path through this ethical and moral minefield, we're more likely to knee-jerk when it happens.

February 28, 2007 9:01 PM  
Blogger JahTeh said...

It's a bit hard to say if this country was ever sustainable for humans. The discoveries about how the indigenous people wiped out animals, lit fires to open up scrubland and constantly hunted for all types of food, that is moving from inland to coast with the seasons.
Since we have unlimited sunshine in the centre, why not build solar electricity grids and more wind farms and then we have to take into account how much energy it would take to build etc etc but if it kept working for 100 years it might be worth it. We could use the space not taken by american secret bases.

March 01, 2007 11:00 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

With you all the way, JahTeh. although I will point out the US bases don't take up that much space.

When I become Dictator Of Australia, those Yank bases be scrapped. The US alliance will be scrapped and we'd carve out the deals we need with our Asian neighbors. And we wouldn't need much because we'd be about 70% self-sufficient. And no one would dare bother us because we'd have nuclear weapons (purely as deterrants.)

Welcome to RealPolitik and fuck the Yanks.

March 02, 2007 12:23 AM  

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