Why We Need to Address Population Growth’s Effects on Global Warming

Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times, January 25, 2015

Earlier this month, Pope Francis made news when he said that not only was climate change real, but it was mostly man-made. Then, last week, he said that couples do not need to breed “like rabbits” but rather should plan their families responsibly–albeit without the use of modern contraception.

Though the pope did not directly link the two issues, climate scientists and population experts sat up and took notice. That’s because for years, they have quietly discussed the links between population growth and global warming, all too aware of the sensitive nature of the topic. Few of them can forget the backlash after then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in 2009 that it was strange to talk about climate change without mentioning population and family planning. Critics immediately suggested that she was calling for eugenics, thus shutting down the conversation and pushing the issue back into the shadows. The pope’s support of smaller families might help that discussion come back into the light, where it belongs.

Sensitive subject or not, the reality is that unsustainable human population growth is a potential disaster for efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. These days, the biggest population growth is occurring in developing nations, which is why any discussion must be sensitive to the perception that well-off, industrialized nations–the biggest climate polluters, often with majority-white populations–might be telling impoverished people of color to reduce their numbers. In fact, person for person, reducing birth rates in industrialized nations has a bigger impact on greenhouse gas emissions because affluent people use more of the Earth’s resources and depend more heavily on fossil fuels.

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By 2050, world population is expected to increase from its current level of about 7 billion to somewhere between 8 and 11 billion. According to a 2010 analysis published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, keeping that growth to the lower number instead of even the mid-range 9.6 billion could play a significant role in keeping emissions low enough to avoid dangerous levels of climate change by 2050. A more recent report, though, casts doubt on whether it would be possible to bring about dramatic enough changes in population quickly enough to hold the total to 8 billion.

Another 2010 report, by the nonprofit Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C, predicted that fast-growing developing countries will become the dominant emitters of greenhouse gases within a generation. That’s partly because of their rising populations but also because of their poverty; they are less able to afford solar energy projects or other investments in non-fossil energy.

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And progress can be made without draconian or involuntary measures. According to Karen Hardee, director of the Evidence Project for the nonprofit Population Council, developing nations are already beginning to recognize the usefulness of family planning in preventing hunger and crowding and in combating climate change. She cites Rwanda, Ethiopia and Malawi as countries that are taking the first steps on their own.

But they and other nations need assistance on two fronts: education for girls and access to free or affordable family-planning services. The benefit of even minimal education is startling: Women in developing countries who have had a year or more of schooling give birth to an average of three children; with no schooling, the number is 4.5. Add more years of schooling and the number of births drops further. Women who have attended school also give birth later in life to healthier children.

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  • Bryce Armstrong

    I’m sure glad this is going to be the last Pope…

    • David Ashton

      Well, at least he won’t have any kids.

      • Alexandra1973

        He may have some we don’t know about. I heard that JP2 had a daughter way back when.

        • David Ashton

          Worth an investigation – like Allende’s early racist eugenics.

        • HE2

          Source, please?
          Actually, Alexandra, I think you may be confusing PJ2 with his sexually active priest friend, Father Marcial Maciel, whom PJ2 failed to confront and punish, though it is felt that John knew this priest’s proclivities.
          And yes, Maciel did father children.
          The next pope did take action, banishing Fr. Maciel to a life of solitary penance.
          Pope John 2 is also blamed for failing to launch an investigation and take appropriate action on the problem of clerical sexual abuse.
          John2 was an ethical man, who in his naivety, could not fathom such things.

    • BloodofAlbion75

      What do you mean by your comment?

      • Bryce Armstrong

        Its a Nostradamus reference.

        • Xerxes22

          That would be St Malachy, not Nostradamus.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            I stand corrected.

  • JohnEngelman

    There was no mention here about the advisability of reducing immigration. There should have been. Third World immigrants in the United States have a larger carbon footprint than they had in their third world countries.

    • DaveMed

      I don’t often see non-Whites driving Priuses (Prii?).

      • DelmarJackson

        Actually, the Prius has turned into a very reliable and economical car. It makes a lot of economic sense to own a Prius even if you don’t go around smelling your own flatulence like the environmentalists on south Park. I predict the Prius is going to become a redneck tightwad favorite very soon.

      • WilmotRobertson

        Interesting point. Its the same with animal right activists, charity to various stone age countries, and most likely all sorts of charities that look out for the weak. Interesting how the evil whitey narrative ignores how philanthropic organizations depend mostly on white donations.

      • andyrwebman

        In the uk, it often seems to me the whites spend their money on booze and the asians on flash cars. Certainly they have estate cars at a younger age.

    • connorhus

      What a good way of turning the open borders argument back on to the leftists and Multi-Culters too!!!!

      • DelmarJackson

        Yeah, but except for people like Pat Buchanan or laura Ingraham,, when have you ever heard anyone on the right use the argument? I have been making the argument online in forums for the last 6 years and have never heard a single gas bag on the talk radio or on FOX mention the argument of low vs high carbon footprint immigration. The reason is the leadership on the right don’t really want less immigration or to talk about the immigration issue. Sure, they will mouth platitudes about securing the border as boob bait, but never real solutions that would end illegal immigration or reduce legal immigration.
        the billionaire open border globalists have bought the media and both parties.

        • andyrwebman

          Which means that those of us who find both left and right wing politics naiive and irrational, and who follow evidence based thinking, need to take the narrative away from both sides.

          At the end of the day both sides are ideology driven and blinkered to any unfortunate truth that doesn’t fit their theory. We need to move beyong them.

    • Reverend Bacon

      In general, the open borders allow these over-breeding countries to export their population problems. Absent immigration and the accompanying fecundity of the immigrants, legal and otherwise, our population would be well under control. If we had a time machine and somehow stopped Kennedy’s immigration nonsense of 1965, our population would be only about 250 million or so. If we also stopped incentives for welfare breeding, it would be far less.

      All these so-called conservatives who rail against abortion are just suicidal ideologues. If Roe v. Wade were reversed, it would be far worse. And the growth wouldn’t be from those of European ancestry.

      Yes, these other countries currently have lower per-capita carbon footprints. But so did China 20 years ago, and now they’re the world’s biggest polluters. And our interference makes it worse. We give these other countries our technology, and they become big polluters.

      • andyrwebman

        I often grow amazed by people who point to China and say “look, they;ve had a one child policy yet they’re still polluting more and the population has grown”. They’re ignoring two obvious truths

        1) Birth restriction measures take decades to cause a population reduction – so all the more reason to start now

        2) If they hadn’t had the restrictions, they’d be far worse off.

    • DelmarJackson

      Globalist and open border zealot David Gelbaum gave 100 million dollars to the Sierra club on the condition they never mention immigration and its effects on the environment ever again.

      • JohnEngelman

        With a name like Geldbaum he may be Jewish. The tragic history of the Jews has led them to believe that they are safest in a multi ethnic society where no ethnicity dominates.

    • WilmotRobertson

      It is a very logical argument considering the US has the second largest carbon output. Its a bit of a stretch, but perhaps this could be why the left hammers green energy and global warming so they can avoid having to be for the reduction in immigration AKA their process of electing a new people.

  • propagandaoftruth

    Women in developing countries who have had a year or more of schooling give birth to an average of three children; with no schooling, the number is 4.5. Add more years of schooling and the number of births drops further. Women who have attended school also give birth later in life to healthier children.
    —————–
    I assume some causation here but the assumption that higher levels of “education” are causal to lower birth rates…100%…
    Is an assumption.

    • The Dude

      There is causation. If a woman doesn’t attend high school or receive higher education, then she’ll more likely than not not work. Or if she works she’s more likely to do part-time stuff. So she’ll have more time to stay at home and have children. And earlier in her life.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Sure, but are women with greater intellectual capacity more likely to extend their education than lesser luminaries?

        I guess keeping them busy for a few years may delay the baby bustin’, but might higher IQ also play a role?

        Beware assumptions. We’ve all been brainwashed by crypto-Marxists and their Frankfurt school enablers.

        • The Dude

          IQ may have something to do with it. But those who observe these demographic tendencies always state a strong correlation between female education and birthrates.

          “Currently the highest fertility rates in the Middle East are in Yemen, a failing state by many measures, where women have four children or more on average (down from nearly seven at the end of the 1990s). In the last nationwide survey in 2006, just 19 percent of women in Yemen used modern contraceptives. Only half of Yemeni women know how to read, and while all the boys went to primary school in 2012, at least 58 percent of girls stayed home. Contrast that with Iran (1.85 children/woman), where schooling is largely universal and women outnumber men at the university level. Some colleges in Iran have even introduced quotas to keep the male presence from falling further.

          In country after country, when more girls are educated and stay in school longer, birthrates fall.”

          – Janet Larsen, June 25, 2015, Earth Policy Institue

          http://www earth-policy org/plan_b_updates/2014/update124

          • propagandaoftruth

            I do believe that forcing women into education and giving them good opportunity cost alternatives to baby bustin’ has an effect.

            But IQ and fertility are negatively correlated within the same society as well as between countries with disparate IQs.

          • connorhus

            The problem here is that you cannot really tell if it is the education that is effecting the lower birth rates in Women or the artificial, Affirmative Action, daddy government increasing employment opportunities for these educated women and wooing them with “careers” at the tax payer expense.

            Education may have little to do with it so much as government mandated and financed independence.

          • Sick of it

            We once had higher IQ royalty and nobility making babies like there was no tomorrow. So yeah, I’d say modern “education” is a major factor.

          • LHathaway

            “Contrast that with Iran (1.85 children/woman), where schooling is largely universal and women outnumber men at the university level”

            That’s because the men are all studying in the West.

          • Sick of it

            And making children with white women.

        • andyrwebman

          You’re right, in the sense that many crow that “education is the answer” to every problem, assuming that educated people of any culture will make the same choices as them.

          Education is only PART of the solution- there are other variables, such as motivation, and the habit of responsibility.

    • DaveMed

      Kind of makes one wonder whether it might actually be to our benefit to “nation-build.”

      Let’s send some bleeding-heart teachers instead of antibiotics.

      • “Nation building” started because of a misinterpretation at the end of World War Two. We built democratic societies in Germany and Japan and thought we could do that everywhere. The fact of the matter was, northern Europeans and northeast Asians are two advanced races and are conducive to democratic societies. The Germans are basically like us, and the Japanese use social conformity as a substitute for dictatorship. But the same efforts were never successful when tried with more inferior human stocks. They didn’t even work inside our own country with our black population. In the end, race matters.

    • No. Truth? Inferior backward races don’t educate their people. Inferior backward races pop out babies like roaches (I refuse to use the Pope’s term rabbits.) and inferior races make inferior societies and follow inferior religions like Voodoo and Islam. There, that is my explanation. More correlation than causation.

    • andyrwebman

      It seems to be mixed. You get instances where it does have that effect, but others where educated women seem to be “immune” to contraception and have lots of babies regardless. Religion plays a large part in this.

  • WR_the_realist

    For about 30 years now any concern about overpopulation has been condemned as racist, because of who is doing the overpopulating. I didn’t realize that it is also eugenics, but I’m not surprised. The left’s answer to overpopulating third world countries is to bring the third world population into first world countries. I’m serious. Back during the Sierra Club controversy over the SUSPS candidates (Sierrans for U.S. Population Stabilization) the head of the Sierra Club said we could protect the environment of the Galapagos by bringing the residents of the Galapagos over here. He was entirely unconcerned about protecting the environment of the United States.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      The Sierra Club was paid off to the tune of $100 million – as long as they keep their mouths shut about illegal immigration:

      In 2001 the Sierra Clubtook a $101.5 million donation from David Gelbaum with the implied condition that opposing mass immigration would turnoff the spigot.

      David Gelbaum was quoted as saying: “I did tell Carl Pope in 1994 or 1995 that if they ever came out anti-immigration, they would never get a dollar from me.”

      Meanwhile, the delicate desert flora and fauna are being trampled and destroyed along the southern border and the water table polluted – while the sierra club looks the other way.

      How’s that for environmental?

    • andyrwebman

      To be fair, the Galapogos population and land area would be miniscule companred to that of the US. But your point is taken.

      In the UK the fallacy is far more obvious. We have the 6th most crowded country in the world (excluding small islands) and the Left seem bent on importing the entire thrid world here.

      To a background of discontent on immigration from the native population, our own Green party have said “we’ll have a lot more!”

      Besides the obvious point – that a country which has already lost much of its beautiful countryside to property development would become envrionmentally wrecked – there is the issue of moving people from a low CO2 per capita country to a high one.

      There is no end to the stupidity that Political correctness will countenance.

  • David Ashton

    I know what. All the white people in the rich countries should stop having kids and then kill themselves, and all the people in the poor countries can then come in and fill up the empty space. Jonathan Swift couldn’t have thought up a better solution.
    .

  • The Dude

    Not trying to be alarmist here, but the current birthrates in sub-Saharan Africa should worry us a little more. Those who believe that the huge population increase that damned continent is experiencing and will experience in the coming decades will not somehow spill over to us then are deluded.

    • BloodofAlbion75

      “the current birthrates in sub-Saharan Africa should worry us a little more.”

      CORRECTION: The birthrates in sub-Saharan Africa should worry us A LOT more.

    • Ultimate187

      Decades of western Aid is a huge contributing factor to Africa’s population explosion. It still goes on today. Food and medicine keep their numbers up beyond what their own production can normally support. They do nothing to change and they cycle of population growth and welfare continue.

      • The Dude

        “Decades of western Aid is a huge contributing factor to Africa’s
        population explosion. It still goes on today. Food and medicine keep their numbers up beyond what their own production can normally support. They do nothing to change and they cycle of population growth and welfare continue.”

        True. The biggest mistake was not demand mandatory birth control as a pre-condition for the continuity of Western aid. No cutting on births = no aid.

        “In our lifetime, China will no longer be the world’s most populous nation. India will surpass them around the year 2028.”

        Yes, but India is set to stabilize in a few decades now. It is expected to be surpassed by Nigeria around 2080.

        • Who Me?

          Isolate the entire African continent. Nothing and no-one in or out for a minimum of 100 years. Given the usual African reproduction rate, that will be 5 generations. By then the human population might have dropped to a self-sustainable point, and any animals that are destined to survive will have done so. Unfortunately, some species may perish from the wild, but that’s a risk we have to take.
          Considering the current state of affairs, I would prefer a future world without rhinos to be far preferable to a world without white people.

          • The Dude

            Alluring solution, but one that has very slim chances to ever see the light of day in this day and age. Unless some fascist takes over the world or something.

      • Pelayo

        I have a feeling the Sub-Saharan problem will be rectified when the West collapses financially and the food and medicine shipments stop heading to Africa.

    • Ellis Kurtz

      But it is entirely up to us who immigrates into our territory. If we wished to exclude sub-Saharan Africans we could easily do so. The real problem is that we lack the will to exclude anybody, even Muslims, despite the mayhem some of them cause.

      • The Dude

        I wish we could find some backdoor way to limit inflows from sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Because if we openly reintroduced national-origin quotas nowadays all hell would break loose.

  • TruthBeTold

    Birth control and abortions for western nations but just try to propose that for non-western nations and the left will be calling you Hitler.

  • DaveMed

    These days, the biggest population growth is occurring in developing nations, which is why any discussion must be sensitive to the perception that well-off, industrialized nations — the biggest climate polluters, often with majority-white populations — might be telling impoverished people of color to reduce their numbers. In fact, person for person, reducing birth rates in industrialized nations has a bigger impact on greenhouse gas emissions because affluent people use more of the Earth’s resources and depend more heavily on fossil fuels.
    ________________________________________________

    In short… today’s edition of LATimes’ anti-White propaganda and encouragement of the furthering of our demographic decline.

    What is the solution? For the stereotypical (and all-too-common) 3.5-person White family to whittle it down to one child?

    Never mind. Either Europeans will prosper and maintain our line while figuring out solutions to the climate issue, or we will prosper and maintain our line and not come to a solution. Regardless, quitting is not the answer.

    • Spikeygrrl

      There is no need to “solve” the “climate issue” BECAUSE THERE IS NO ISSUE!!!

      The Earth goes through long, mostly gentle cycles of heating and cooling which have absolutely nothing to do with Humankind. It has been going on for millennia before H. Sap Sap appeared and will continue until long after we have disappeared.

      Such hubris, to believe that one single species can have more than a miniscule and transitory effect on an entire planet! Then again, leftists are not known for their humility.

      • andyrwebman

        You could equally call it hubris to assume that we can do what we like and nature will not be affected. Those who understand non linear mathematics would be less likely to emply such blind confidence.

        True, the earth could simply be undergoing a “natural cycle”, and I recognise that it has done that throughout history.

        On the other hand, warming events in the past have not always been periodic – for example, those due to irregular outgassings of CO2 from volcanic rock.

        Also, we’re not the only species that might globally affect the planet. Some have suggested that the influence of bacteria on the geology of the earth has been anything but negligible, that the ongoing production of oxygen gives us a very different outcome to a dead world’s plate techtonics.

        Nobody truly understands the degree of sensitivity of the world’s climate systems to perturbations, and I think it’s commendable to err on the side of caution, whilst keeping an open mind.

        In any case, there’s more than just CO2 and warming to consider – the depletion of ocean fish stocks and biodiversity has already happened.

  • TruthBeTold

    As fervent as the Warming Alarmists are, I don’t remember them proposing population control. Their prime focus has been to get industrial nations to cut emissions. Smaller populations would naturally reduce the need for more energy production.

    But that’s it isn’t it? Larger populations consume more and consuming drives profits.

  • SeaMonkey Browser

    Look at the beautiful photo in this page

    womenshealthmagcom/sex-and-relationships/quirks-men-love

    • The Dude

      As if today’s white men needed any propaganda pushed on them to race-mix. Two of my Facebook friends:
      https://www facebook com/photo php?fbid=10154956038110713
      https://www facebook com/kadirakhairahcook

      The second made me a little sick. Thinking about unfriending them.

      And what’s with dating outside your race and growing a beard?! There seems to be a correlation going on there.

      • Magician

        The first one, Priscila Sanchez, has a first name almost identical to Mr. Facebook’s spouse

        • The Dude

          Haha. I stand corrected.

          Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be reading “9 Reasons Guys Love Giving You Oral” from that magazine SeaMonkey Browser linked. (I never thought guys loved giving me oral, but you learn something new everyday)

          • propagandaoftruth

            I always thought of it as one of those things you gotta do from time to time with today’s sex crazed women. They sure seem to love doing it to us if porno is any indication.

          • connorhus

            Only before marriage 🙂

          • Spikeygrrl

            Female to male: Yay!
            Male to female: YUCK.

          • Magician

            Are you a female person? I thought you would be a male because of your login

          • The Dude

            I’m a male. I was just joking.

            Although those kinds of awkward homo mix-ups did happen to me on more than one occasion. This was no earlier than last week.

            Weird folks out there…

          • LHathaway

            I do. It could depend how hot your girlfriend is, perhaps.

        • Seriously? THAT is his wife? OMG! Hey, for all of this guy’s smarts and all of his success, THAT is the best he could do with a partner? Damn! Gee. Even I could do better than that! Thank you for boosting my self esteem. HA HA!!

          • IstvanIN

            He’s no beauty himself.

          • Dude, the guy doesn’t have to be a beauty. He has mega millions! (Keeping on topic with amren, he is a lot better looking than any black pro-football player. And if you don’t think that, you don’t belong on this site.)

          • JohnEngelman

            He met her at Harvard. She is as brilliant as he is.

    • Magician

      I am a bit surprised

      Whenever the media uses an interracial couple it is white female black male

      • Mary

        Except that Swiffer commercial. And it seems like the other Swiffer commercials feature only black families. Somehow I doubt that blacks are Swiffer’s most loyal customers.

        • IstvanIN

          There is a Swiffer commercial with an elderly Jewish couple.

          • Mary

            Ah, yes, I remember. That’s as White as it gets for Swiffer.

      • Maybe it’s because it is a woman’s magazine. No black men are going to be reading it. Or maybe they saw what happened to Cheerios after that debacle. I don’t know.

    • I followed that link: Disgusting!

      • Magician

        Well, I expect that our society will always contain a little bit of everything. Expecting 1000 out of 1000 white men to date white women only, is like expecting 1000 out of 1000 white and black men to be straight ( not going to happen )

        It is wrong when the media makes desperate and constant attempts to convince the viewers that it is a very trendy and positive thing when young white men and women date a non-white person, instead of simply showing it once in a while.

        And also it is clearly wrong when some white women (or men) go for a date outside her (or his) race just to slap white men (or women) and her (or his) parents in the face, not because the white woman (or man) is truly in love with that person.

        And also, dating is different from getting married and giving births.

        • IstvanIN

          We may have little control over who is born gay but we have, or at least had, huge control over who married who. Simply by keeping the country 90% White would have cut-out a lot of this nonsense. I know a number of people whose sons have married or are engaged to latinas. Nice girls, American born, English speaking, not bad looking BUT not fully White. They only met them because they are here. Sure, there will always be the occasional soldier who marries a foreign born girl (that could be reduced by not sending our men all over the world), or someone who meets someone overseas. Then there is our native born black population that would have attracted a few odd balls, but without all the third-world immigration miscegenation would be rare and of little consequence. Most of us marry someone who is relatively local or who met at college, do away with proximity and you do away with a lot of problem.

          • The Dude

            Hence the importance of whites staying clustered together. White flight may not be such a bad thing after all.

          • Magician

            I agree, controlled and selective immigration will also have additional benefits such as the immigrants not becoming a burden for the welfare system of the country, and it will also keep the crime rate low

          • Sick of it

            In other words, segregation works. Integration leads only to miscegenation. That’s the plan.

          • Jeff

            Interesting observation. I generally enjoy the views presented on this site, though I’m often at odds with the views accorded to hispanics. Full disclosure, I am married to a latina woman and have been for 28 years. In all respects, I consider myself a fortunate man. I often wonder what meets the criteria to be considered “white”. Across sub saharan africa you have blacks who range in complexion from cream colored coffee to coal black. No one would hesitate at classifying them all as “black”. I know “hispanic” is an arbitrary definition and was created during the nixon administration for census purposes. My wife is representative of most latinas born in the states. Dark eyes and hair, bronze complexion. Heart aching beautiful actually, even after all these years. We have 4 living children who all self identify as “white” though I doubt they would be extended that courtesy here after I’ve identified their lineage. But on the other hand, unless you were told, you would naturally assume they’re white. They are fair complected, blue eyed or light brown after my side of the family. If anyone were to imply they were anything other than white, they would get an earful. There’s much I like about mexican american culture, and some things I don’t. They don’t generally tolerate typical black behavior, and will actually drive blacks out of their own neighborhoods. Of course, being generally poor in immigrant areas, they don’t have as many hostages to social pressure as most whites. In general, they don’t give a rip what lefties have to sayas tthere isn’t much the left can do to them economically. I say all this because there is a crisis brewing in this country. It would behoove us to have as many proven allis as possible.

          • The Dude

            I guess it’s okay when the Hispanic person is of mainly European ancestry, as your wife seems to be. Those generally give distinctly white children when “crossed” with a white person.

            However, even in these cases, I still worry about the loyalties. Most Hispanics consider themselves to be of a distinct ethnicity, culture, and therefore loyalty than Americans, and tend to hold animosity towards white America. I’m especially thinking of the Aztlan-minded folks.

          • Jeff

            Some of that is in keeping with the leftist narrative. Most mexican americans I know adamantly support tight, and I mean tight border control. They’re generally conservative in their private lives. They don’t really care much for “paisa’s” which is synonymous with illegal immigrants. Most I know despise black ghetto behavior and are much more vocal about it than traditional whites. The thing is, the people crossing the border are often indigenous indians and riff raff. These are particularly despised.

            They’re not a homogenous community any more than we are. The majority of latinos in tbe states by birth appear to me to those with largely European lines. They have western vakues and are marginally Catholic. Much in common with whites. Judging them all negatively would be akin to judging us by poor ethnic neighborhoods in times past. Not a very accurate picture. In my area of the country, there are many predominantly mixed white and hispanic neighborhoods that are clean, neat, and safe. If anything, the hispanics outnumber the whites.

          • Interesting viewpoint Jeff. My wife of 17 years is also Latin and is quite smart, very pretty, is a registered Republican, and looks almost white. Unfortunately, to date we only have one son (5 yo) who looks like a regular Caucasian and who is very smart. Of her family, all 4 siblings are married to their initial spouses. All have 1 kid except one sister who has 2. Her parents are still married after 40 years & everyone gets together for Christmas dinners.

            I’m an engineer so after graduate school, when I started working, I dated and tried to find a woman to marry. No luck. Although I had a bit of a late start, a lot of American women are not interested in traditional marriage: at least to a chemical engineer. Thus I tried foreign dating after 11 years of 0 luck. At the time, 17 years ago, there were none of these issues being discussed regarding immigration from Mexico or Latin America.

            I think I had a reasonable amount to offer as a single guy. But then, as now I was a bit of a nerd.

            While my son is of mixed ancestry, I plan to explain to him about the demographic issues when he’s older. He really looks Polish as is my ancestry.

          • Magician

            Well, this lovely blond is half Hispanic

        • All true. Yes, if someone insists on doing this, fine. But I hate getting it constantly shoved in my face, as I am sure you do, too.

      • IstvanIN

        The propaganda, it never ends, does it?

        • Nope. They are getting desperate and are probably afraid that young Whites aren’t buying into the message. Btw, no offense about my last comment to you intended. I was kind of half joking when I wrote it. Peace.

  • Simonetta

    “Let’s drop the big one now”

    Randy Newman’s early song (“Political Science”) is prophetic not only in that it offers a solution to over-population and the proliferation of extremism, but also to climate change as the implantation of dust from former cities into the higher regions of the atmosphere acts to reduce the greenhouse effect that is causing the climate changes.

    • andyrwebman

      Global Dimming, as it’s called. It’s a well known phenomenon, but there is a suggestion that it is falling off due to us using cleaner fuels. Hence the true Greenhouse effect might be underestimated.

  • I am sure glad that I probably won’t live to 2050. I have little hope for the world then. More to the point, the very countries that are the driving force of human progress-those in Europe and Anglo America, are not experiencing any growth of their White populations at all. The most inferior stocks are increasing the fastest. That would be the Middle Eastern Muslims and sub Saharan Africans. These groups are the most economically and politically backward. So, they will inherit the world, and God help us when they do. Turn the lights out before I die; the West and civilization will die, too.

  • Alexandra1973

    Ways to address population growth (which isn’t even an issue)–Stop paying welfare mooches to breed. No foreign aid to Africa.

    As far as greenhouse gases, I read that CO2 levels rise *in response* to any warming; they don’t cause it. In short they have cause and effect reversed.

    • They’re called greenhouse gases as they trap more sunlight in our atmosphere just like a glass greenhouse can trap the sun’s energy in a cold climate.

      For example if the Earth had a better capture rate of solar energy and we had “runaway global warming” such as they have on Venus, the Earth’s equilibrium temperature would rise to approx 661 degrees Farenheit.
      This is a Stephan-Boltzmann equilibrium calculation, no allowance for the time required or other constraints.

      Now, increasing temperatures may ALSO cause more CO2 release. Thus it could become a runaway reaction. CO2 increases the temperature, which in turn could release more CO2.

      However, I agree that it’s not fair the have the sun people breed like rabbits, 12 per family which now saying we have to limit the population growth of Caucasians. I don’t think Blacks will be capable of solving the global warming issue. Also they show very little “future concern”.

    • Magician

      Well the first thing they can do to bring stability to their own nations is to stop the civil wars. I have seen photos of 5 year old African children carrying rifles as tall as themselves on their backs. And the children commented they sometimes fire at their own relatives.

  • phillyguy

    if we keep on importing third world immigrants into this country who breed like rabbits , this once great country will look like a wasteland.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The LA Times is as anti-White as it gets.

    They fully endorse and support unfettered immigration of fast breeding mexicans and central Americans into California.

    Anything to make Whites a minority in California.

    Anything.

    • SeaMonkey Browser

      Overwhelming majority of refugees, anywhere in this world, are male.

    • LexiconD1

      I’m banned on there for commenting about if we didn’t have illegals, and deported them, perhaps we’d not have so many committing crimes continuously.

  • Kenner

    About ten years ago, an Indian conservation official was flying over a vast brown cloud covering the Bay of Bengal, and he deduced most of it was from India’s village cooking fires. He went public with this politically incorrect source of pollution, and all hell broke loose. He was forced to recant.
    Only we greedy white devils bring mother nature to tears, so they keep telling us.

  • LHathaway

    Allowing them to move here and to other areas of the West is the truly humanitarian move (as long as you don’t consider white westerners people, I suppose), however, one must wonder if allowing them to move here (where we leave a larger carbon-footprint per person) is allowing those left behind to have more children than they would have. So in effect, allowing them to move here increases the global population.

    • andyrwebman

      Better to export stability than import instability.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    I’m gonna go way out on a limb and state that I don’t like this Pope or what he means to White America.

    • LexiconD1

      You are not alone on that limb.

  • Sick of it

    “Few of them can forget the backlash after then-Secretary of State
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said in 2009 that it was strange to talk about
    climate change without mentioning population and family planning.
    Critics immediately suggested that she was calling for eugenics”

    Actually, people like Clinton are calling for the extermination of over 90% of the world population. They would likely start with the white people, so it’s not eugenics.

  • Sha of Communism

    The right thing to do is to limit the population growth of the Third-World, and encourage the population growth high IQ White people.

    In that way, more lands will be rich, happy, and peaceful. Do the opposite, and we will soon have a Third-World planet.

  • Harry

    “As of January 2015, 30 countries worldwide are operating 437 nuclear reactors for electricity generation and 71 new nuclear plants are under construction in 15 countries. Nuclear power plants provided 12.3 percent of the world’s electricity production in 2012.” (Wik)
    ______________________________________
    You think we have problems now; wait until Affirmative Action demands that the (you know who’s) be given jobs in the above and not just sitting behind a desk in a corner somewhere, thinking about “maybe I come back affa lunch; maybe not”. They make Homer Simpson look like Enrico Fermi.

    • RationaliseThis

      The world would need about large 6000 reactors such as AP1000 to go all nuclear, ie supplying both electricity and energy for fertilisers, synthetic hydrocarbons. I believe it would be safe and plausible in the hands of the more intelligent races.

      • The condition “in the hands of more intelligent races” is necessary. I think there will be a 20 – 30 year quazi-stable but declining period in which little serious effort is made to rectify global problems such as diminishing water. Then there will be a long period of a great die-out due to lack of resources and wars over those resources.

        Nothing is being managed wisely at this time.

  • superlloyd

    Developing nations is misnomer for African and Caribbean countries. They’re all regressing socially and economically since the White man stopped governing them.

  • RationaliseThis

    The west has done the “right thing” and limmited its population growth, essentially for our children. What is the reward for this? That our countries be filled with fast breeding Browns and Blacks who have not been responsible. Since these nations are not responsible they should suffer the consequnces rather than Whites So that White children can reap the rewards and the others feel,the consequences. War, privation is the result of high breeding combined with low IQ.

    An intelligent population can live and feed itself in very high density while still maintaining environment. If we hadn’t have wasted money on the Hispano Black sheltered workshop we’d be mining asteroids and making our first Dyson spheres soon.

    The current Pope disgusts me.

  • crockadoodle6

    These ‘experts’ have to create a problem so they can make a career out of ‘solving it’. It’s called job security and anyone who works with fiscal year ‘administrators’ experiences this routinely.
    The population problem will solve itself. We have spent the last 3 generations (with good intentions) encouraging progressively flawed DNA to breed SAFELY. So the progressively enhanced-flawed children can breed again in 14-15 yrs. The trajectory of health problems (at least in obstetrics) is steeper than the healthcare to treat them.

  • When the ‘still-majority-white’ nations are diminished internally by third world peoples….
    … and when the third world is due to rapidly expand three to four times their current populace….. what sort of idiot believes any of these people will care about or understand “climate change” anyway?!

    I predict that (contrary to the thinking in this article) ‘climate change’ will be well on the way to being solved by 2050 – and it certainly won’t be in anybody’s thoughts by 2150!

  • Hammerheart

    Ah, the fragile balance of contradictions the left narrative is.

    Pollution is bad. Drive Priuses. Simultaneously charge 10 electronic devices in house.

    Love the concept of nature, hates camping and can’t use a compass.

    Thinks 4×4 trucks are racist, but suburaus are ok.

    criticize other people about their ‘carbon footprint’, ignore when africans devestate fishing with malaria nets, dump waste in water ways, or when (illegal) immigrants leave their trash everywhere enroute to their destination.

    Sierra club distancing itself from founder John Muir, because he’s ‘old and white’, can’t find minorities who appreciate hiking or nature.

    Criticize white culture, own a prius, macbook pro, graduate with a phony major like gender studies, enjoy craft beer and gluten free hamburgers on the weekend.

    desire to coexist with Islam, pretend Islam doesn’t want to kill or convert everyone else.

    Islamic radicals blow up a boys school, 200 die. Who cares? Islamic radicals kidnap 200 school girls, get on twitter and pretend to care.

    Rabidly promote gun control, hire people who know how to guns and have probably killed a few haijis to guard their money, children, and homes.

    • Raymond Kidwell

      Wow you really know your liberals.

  • Raymond Kidwell

    Everyone should be given an I.Q. test at age 13 or 14. Anyone with an I.Q. below 85 should be mandatory sterilized for the good of society. This would sterilize about 75% of the third world. Problem solved.

  • I guess I will have to defer to Pope Francis’s renowned expertise on atmospheric chemistry, just as soon as Angelina Jolie updates me on how to end the civil war in Syria.

  • Guest

    Is anyone watching Australian Open 2015?

    Well, the blond girls are Maria Sharapova ( Russia ) and Eugenie Bouchard ( Canada ) and the powerful girl is from USA. Maria defeated Eugenie at the quarter final round. And the one smiling is also American who will battle Queen Serena in the semi-finals.

    The fourth photo is also of Eugenie.

    • SeaMonkey Browser

      Serena W appears to be strong enough to beat up multiple adult white men simuntaneously.

  • Alucard_the_last

    People in the turd world have no regard for the environment. I learned this when I lived in San Francisco and esp. Tucson, AZ. The Mexican nationals just throw trash on the ground even if there is a garbage can. Every Saturday and Sunday morning, my apt. complex was covered in beer bottles and fast food bags. I know it was Mexican nationals because of the Mexican drivers license plates. Their cars pump out black soot which would get an American fined.

  • Kano, Nigeria (CNN)
    Boko Haram militants have killed scores in a series of raids on dozens of
    villages in northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa state, continuing its violent
    campaign of terror in the African nation, a lawmaker said.

    “They move house to house, killing people — including the old, abducting
    women, and children and burning homes,” ‎Kamale said Tuesday.

    He said villages are littered with bodies, and there is no one to bury
    them because residents have fled — thousands of them, heading off into
    the mountains or across the border into Cameroon — to escape the
    onslaught.

    “They slaughter people like animals,” he said.

    The clear solution is send more aid and resources to Africa so that these people can have more babies to make up for the ones that were killed. Also help them emmigrate to the USA & Western Europe so that they can reproduce and have more children safely within Western Civilizations. White tax paying citizens should be displaced so that there’s room for all of them [at present].

  • andyrwebman

    Political correctness is not just a western phenomenon, it seems – everywhere you go, people are touchy when told a demonstrable truth that is critical of them.

    If talk of population control seems to come down hardest on the darker skinned countries, it is only because they are having the most children. Thus their touchiness on the subjecxts hides an unwillingness to admit guilt.

    And, of course, we have the kneejerk reaction to anything that sounds remotely eugenic. Ironically enough, this action would serve to balance out what might be termed “black eugenics” – one could easily play devil’s advocate and say that their is a clear attempt to outbreed the caucasians by other races.

  • andyrwebman

    I personally believe that ectogenesis is part of the answer – there have been those who argue that it will be available in three decades. Women who don’t want to carry a baby themselves – and men who want to be dads, too – might be willing to be a parent to a baby gestated in a tank.

    Other motivators might be that the child could spend much longer maturing in the tank than in the womb, hence being less helpless when born. They could even be taught language by the womb software whilst growing.

    I’ve never wanted children, but I might have been willing to reconsider if they were born able to speak and be reasoned with, and massively less prone to crying.