Population Wars: What’s Next, Explosion Or Depopulation?

In a new article by Paul Farrell, he argues that the good old population bomb is going to explode:

So what’s the biggest time-bomb for Obama, America, capitalism, the world? No, not global warming. Not poverty. Not even peak oil. What is the absolute biggest, one like the trigger mechanism on a nuclear bomb, one that’ll throw a wrench in global economic growth, ending capitalism, even destroying modern civilization?

The one that — if not solved soon — renders all efforts to solve all the other problems in the world, irrelevant, futile and virtually impossible?

News flash: the “Billionaires Club” knows: Bill Gates called billionaire philanthropists to a super-secret meeting in Manhattan last May. Included: Buffett, Rockefeller, Soros, Bloomberg, Turner, Oprah and others meeting at the “home of Sir Paul Nurse, a British Nobel prize biochemist and president of the private Rockefeller University, in Manhattan,” reports John Harlow in the London TimesOnline. During an afternoon session each was “given 15 minutes to present their favorite cause. Over dinner they discussed how they might settle on an ‘umbrella cause’ that could harness their interests.”

The world’s biggest time-bomb? Overpopulation, say the billionaires.

Well that’s not exactly a new argument. In fact it’s been around for decades and if the predictions made in the ’70s had come true, we’d already be experiencing most of the apocalyptic things that Farrell’s worried about now. There’s actually a couple of new films that expose the argument not only to have been fallacious in decades past, but an extremely dangerous mistake now. Check out the trailer for Demographic Bomb and please post comments as to who you think is right.


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