Friday, December 31, 2010

The 7 Billion Population Bomb

Paul Ehrlich:
I have understood the population explosion intellectually for a long time. I came to understand it emotionally one stinking hot night in Delhi a couple of years ago… The temperature was well over 100, and the air was a haze of dust and smoke. The streets seemed alive with people. People eating, people washing, people sleeping. People visiting, arguing, and screaming. People thrusting their hands through the taxi window, begging. People defecating and urinating. People clinging to buses. People herding animals. People, people, people, people.

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SHOOT: Think 7 billion people is no big deal?  Look around you.  It's happening.  Volatility, shortages, unemployment, resources becoming more expensive, currencies becoming increasingly worthless.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Currencies are becoming worthless because governments are printing more money out of thin air. That's also why resources are becoming more expensive. It's called inflation, and it's a direct result of printing more money.

The government knows it can never pay off its debt, so it just prints more money, which has the aforementioned adverse effects. It's actually no different than the kings of old diluting their gold with other metals. It's theft, and the citizens are the victims.

The government and the media will never admit this though (the gov bought the media wit bailout money, btw). Inflation will be blamed on overpopulation, global warming, and all the other things you mentioned