While experts chortle that human population will level off by 2050, they fail to appreciate that it will continue to grow by adding another two to three billion before that time. Humanity will hit 7.1 billion this year, keep adding 1.0 billion every 13 years and reach 9.2 to 10.0 billion by mid century.
By that time, we will have wrecked the planet beyond repair. We will have killed off tens of thousands of species. We will have poisoned our biosphere and disrupted the environment beyond comprehension. We will have created horrific living conditions in cities around the USA and the planet where human misery dominates everything. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch will be so big and that we'll be able to walk across the Pacific filled with plastic. Our 80,000 poisons will disrupt DNA for animals and ourselves. By 2050, we will be fighting wars for energy and screaming for food.
I laugh myself sick at men like the Pople and other nut-bags that think we can expand the human race forever. The Pope and other major religions stick their heads into the sand and into the past. They are hopeless.
"Most Western elites continue urging the wealthy West not to stem the migrant tide [that adds 80 million net gain annually to the planet], but to absorb our global brothers and sisters until their horrid ordeal has been endured and shared by all-ten billion humans packed onto an ecologically devastated planet." Dr. Otis Graham, Unguarded Gates
Experts think that humans will become suddenly smart by 2050 and start winding down their birth rates. But, by that time, as illiteracy dominates most of those and our society-what do you think illiterate people do-go to the opera? No, they stay home and procreate more of themselves. As humans add 137 million new babies annually, there is no way to educate them, so they will birth more of them. Where did I get those numbers?
Check out that 57 million humans die every year planet-wide. Humans replace that 57 million and add another net gain of 80 million. That's 137 million more babies to educate annually. We cannot do it. Thus, I would like to see how we're going to stop the human herd by 2050.
Finally, the big arbiter will be oil energy. It will not allow us to feed ourselves and our enormous population once it runs out. Even if it didn't run out, we cannot keep up with feeding 10 billion humans because we won't be able to access arable land. But if we could, we still not be able to pay for it as to the horrific cost of energy.
"The cheap oil age created an artificial bubble of plentitude for a period not much longer than a human lifetime....so I hazard to assert that as oil ceases to be cheap and the world reserves move toward depletion, we will be left with an enormous population...that the ecology of the earth will not support. The journey back toward non-oil population homeostasis will not be pretty. We will discover the hard way that population hyper growth was simply a side-effect of the oil age. It was a condition, not a problem with a solution. That is what happened and we are stuck with it." James Howard Kunstler, The Long Emergency
We stand in a Faustian Bargain that will end in Hobson's Choice. Be absolutely certain that Mother Nature enjoys the last laugh. Brutal, benign, ruthless and effective in her ability to cull the human race with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: disease, pestilence, starvation and war.
If we continue on our merry, stupid and arrogant path by adding 100, 200, 300 million to the USA, we will find ourselves in the crosshairs of Mother Nature's final equation. We're well on our way in 2011.