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David Attenborough’s Population Scare Is Unwarranted

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The planet is on the cusp of a seismic demographic shift. Peak population growth was in 1968. It has slowed inexorably since. Probably well before the end of this century, the number of humans will be on a path of absolute decline.

The brakes have not been exactly slammed on, but the pace of growth has sharply diminished. This was the message from the Office for National Statistics last week when it released its annual estimate of the population of the United Kingdom. The official total was 66,796,807, an increase of just 0.5% from a year earlier.

I say “just” because it represents the smallest increase recorded since 2004. According to Professor Jonathan Portes, an expert in this field, the near cessation of the UK’s population growth mostly reflects the fall in migration from the EU, in the wake of the vote for Brexit: “The psychological impact of Brexit on past and prospective migrants from the EU has been very large.”

It was to a much lesser extent the result of decreasing family sizes in the existing population. But the figures were nonetheless welcomed by the Malthusian campaigning group Population Matters (formerly the Optimum Population Trust). Its director Robin Maynard said that this was because “more people, consuming more stuff, lessens our quality of life”. That is its eternal message, despite all the evidence to the contrary. But why should a lower level of transfer in population between nations have the slightest relevance to its cause? People migrating to the UK, especially from outside the EU, tend to have smaller family sizes here than in their land of origin, so those obsessed with this issue should, if anything, welcome more flow in our direction.

The truth, however, is that in the second half of the 20th century, the population control advocates were overwhelmingly concerned to stop the demographic growth at source in what was then called the Third World. This was based — by their own account — on the same fear as Thomas Malthus expressed about this country at the end of the 18th century: that food production could never grow sufficiently to feed a seemingly ever-enlarging population.

This disproved theory remains the view of the nation’s favourite broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough. He declared it was “barmy” to have sent food aid to Ethiopia, as its famines — in his opinion — were purely a function of having “too many people for too little [a] piece of land”. It clearly eluded Sir David (whose expertise lies outside the field of economics) that those famines were provoked by the genuinely barmy communist agricultural policies of that country’s regime at the time, just as similar measures led to mass famines in Ukraine in the 1930s and in China in the 1950s.

Sir David was at it again this month: he delivered a video message for the WWF wildlife organisation in which he declared we should “stabilise the human population as low as we fairly can”, to save the planet. The images accompanying these words showed a spectacularly dense gathering of people at a religious festival, perhaps in India. Message: just look at them, breeding like rabbits. But soon this footage was withdrawn, with the WWF saying: “Earlier today, we shared a video that could appear to support a narrative that people of colour are responsible for the pressures of a growing world population. This is not our intent at all. We have deleted the video and apologise.” Contacted by The Times, Attenborough said he could “not remember” whether he had seen the original version of the film when he recorded his message.

 

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51 Comments on "David Attenborough’s Population Scare Is Unwarranted"

  1. Duncan Idaho on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 3:23 pm 

    Hint:
    We had a population gain of 83 million homo sapiens last year, the population of Germany.
    7.7 billion people in a collapsing ecosystem is a path to extinction.

  2. Davy on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 3:57 pm 

    Hint:

    And the criminal left wants open borders

  3. Muzz cleric says “If the sword is not used, then this is not Islam” Jun 28, 2020 4:00 pm By Robert Spencer 5 Comments How could Yusuf Selami Çakaroğlu, who has dedicated his life to understanding on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 4:00 pm 

    clear to so many non-Muslim politicians in the West, that Islam is a religion of peace?

    MUZZ-19 please love supremacist muzz more

  4. MUZZ-19 on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 4:02 pm 

    muzz cleric says “If the sword is not used, then this is not Islam” How could Yusuf Selami Çakaroğlu, who has dedicated his life to understanding Islam properly, have missed what is crystal clear to so many non-Muslim politicians in the West, that Islam is a religion of peace?

  5. Duncan Idaho on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 4:05 pm 

    Take a look, if you have a attention span of 50 seconds or more:

    https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/2562261/?fbclid=IwAR05O–y3cZRn0ZObHJUjxhGZyADS787bJ1uO01qVQCDh2XfyozMsqprYqM

  6. muzz cleric says “If the sword is not used, then this is not Islam” How could Yusuf Selami Çakaroğlu, who has dedicated his life to understanding Islam properly, have missed what is crystal clear to so many non-Muslim on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 4:10 pm 

    MUZZ-19

  7. clear to so many non-Muslim politicians in the West, that Islam is a religion of peace? MUZZ-19 please love supremacist muzz more on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 4:11 pm 

    Muzz cleric says “If the sword is not used, then this is not Islam” Jun 28, 2020 4:00 pm By Robert Spencer 5 Comments How could Yusuf Selami Çakaroğlu, who has dedicated his life to understanding on

  8. makati1 on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 5:57 pm 

    Interesting chart, Duncan, but how many were actual covid deaths and how many where dead of other causes that tested positive AFTER they passed? Most in the US were already one foot in the grave.

    In the US the numbers are super-fake as hospitals were paid thousands of $$$ extra if someone died WITH covid or just died and it could be blamed on covid. It’s ALL about $$$ and power.

    “2.56 million people died from pneumonia in 2017.” https://ourworldindata.org/pneumonia

    I don’t remember the world being shut down for pneumonia, although it is a treatable disease.

    This is an engineered “disaster” continuously pushed by the One World elite. Nothing more. Nothing less.

  9. makati1 on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 6:05 pm 

    Fact check:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/04/24/fact-check-medicare-hospitals-paid-more-covid-19-patients-coronavirus/3000638001/

    “It is true, however, that the government will pay more to hospitals for COVID-19 cases in two senses: By paying an additional 20% on top of traditional Medicare rates for COVID-19 patients during the public health emergency, and by reimbursing hospitals for treating the uninsured patients with the disease (at that enhanced Medicare rate).”

    https://www.factcheck.org/2020/04/hospital-payments-and-the-covid-19-death-count/

    Liars use statistics. Numbers lie. Many Amerikans are too dumbed down to even suspect they are being lied to to keep them under house arrest , in fear, and under control by their masters..

  10. JuanP on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 6:25 pm 

    Fact check, Mak what stage are you in? I am thinking stage 3.

    Stage 1: No Impairment During this stage, Alzheimer’s is not detectable and no memory problems or other symptoms of dementia are evident.
    Stage 2: Very Mild Decline The senior may notice minor memory problems or lose things around the house, although not to the point where the memory loss can easily be distinguished from normal age-related memory loss. The person will still do well on memory tests and the disease is unlikely to be detected by loved ones or physicians.
    Stage 3: Mild Decline At this stage, the family members and friends of the senior may begin to notice cognitive problems. Performance on memory tests are affected and physicians will be able to detect impaired cognitive function. People in stage 3 will have difficulty in many areas including: Finding the right word during conversations Organizing and planning Remembering names of new acquaintances People with stage three Alzheimer’s may also frequently lose personal possessions, including valuables.
    Stage 4: Moderate Decline In stage four of Alzheimer’s, clear-cut symptoms of the disease are apparent. People with stage four of Alzheimer’s: Have difficulty with simple arithmetic Have poor short-term memory (may not recall what they ate for breakfast, for example) Inability to manage finance and pay bills May forget details about their life histories
    Stage 5: Moderately Severe Decline During the fifth stage of Alzheimer’s, people begin to need help with many day-to-day activities. People in stage five of the disease may experience: Difficulty dressing appropriately Inability to recall simple details about themselves such as their own phone number Significant confusion On the other hand, people in stage five maintain functionality. They typically can still bathe and toilet independently. They also usually still know their family members and some detail about their personal histories, especially their childhood and youth.
    Stage 6: Severe Decline People with the sixth stage of Alzheimer’s need constant supervision and frequently require professional care. Symptoms include: Confusion or unawareness of environment and surroundings Inability to recognize faces except for the closest friends and relatives Inability to remember most details of personal history Loss of bladder and bowel control Major personality changes and potential behavior problems The need for assistance with activities of daily living such as toileting and bathing Wandering
    Stages 7: Very Severe Decline Stage seven is the final stage of Alzheimer’s. Because the disease is a terminal illness, people in stage seven are nearing death. In stage seven of the disease, people lose the ability to communicate or respond to their environment. While they may still be able to utter words and phrases, they have no insight into their condition and need assistance with all activities of daily living. In the final stages of Alzheimer’s, people may lose their ability to swallow.

  11. Davy on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 6:31 pm 

    We thinks you got makato mixed up with us, JuanP. Makato seems fine. It’s me n REAL Dumb that gots mental troubles.

  12. makati1 on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 6:37 pm 

    Davy, I’m in very good health, thank you. I don’t read your goat shit word salads. Not worth my time.

    A sunny, Monday morning here in the land of eternal summer. I fed the dog and the chickens and am perusing world current events. A typical retirement day for me. Colombian coffee, and buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup, at my side. Too bad you will never be able to retire. Awww! NOT!

  13. makati1 on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 6:39 pm 

    JuanP on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 6:31 pm

    “We thinks you got makato mixed up with us, JuanP. Makato seems fine. It’s me n REAL Dumb that gots mental troubles.”

    Stop all this nonsense Juan. Show some maturity and be sensible. This has gone on too long.

  14. makati1 on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 6:40 pm 

    Juan, I’m in very good health, thank you. I don’t read your bat shit word salads. Not worth my time.

    A sunny, Monday morning here in the land of eternal summer. I fed the dog and the chickens and am perusing world current events. A typical retirement day for me. Colombian coffee, and buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup, at my side. Too bad you will never be able to retire. Awww! NOT!

  15. FamousDrScanlon on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 6:43 pm 

    Mak, I am a Dr. and I see subtle changes in your comments over time indicating you should get tested for senile dementia. I can help you with this.

  16. Davy on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 6:44 pm 

    “Davy, I’m in very good health, thank you.“

    Your welcome makato. Old freind. We hope you live a very long healthy and prosperous life.

  17. FamousDrScanlon on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 6:51 pm 

    Davy, I am a Dr. and I see drastic changes in your comments in the short time I’ve been here, indicating you are likely beyond help. Other than a full frontal lobotomy, there is nothing I can do for you.

  18. FamousDrScanlon on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 6:52 pm 

    I have been working on Juan too. I am trying to get him to go back on his meds but he insists he can self medicate with drugs and alcohol. He is heading for a mental plunge into a deep depression. He may never recover. His wife is already discussing with me about leaving him because the relationship is little more than a codependency that is enabling bad behavior.

  19. makati1 on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 6:54 pm 

    Dr. Scallon, I used to like Juan but lately he is destroying our forum. He is here far too much and contributing bizarre comments with weird names. He has some kind of issue with Muslims he calls muzzies.

  20. the horrific death of MUZZ-19/CONVICT-19 is around 25 million per minute in the USA alone at this rate were out of whitey supertards soon there is not much anyone can do except pray and love muzz more on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 7:00 pm 

    its finished FIN

    did i tell you guyes I don’t spend time on this forum anymore, never been here, not even a picosecond

  21. FamousDrScanlon on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 7:01 pm 

    Who is this Juan persona that you are so deranged about Davy? Could it have been someone that beat you as a child perhaps?

  22. REAL Dumb on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 7:19 pm 

    That was are uncle Dr Scanlon. And sometimes he even put his finger up our bum when he was beating us. We liked that a lot.

  23. FamousDrScanlon on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 7:21 pm 

    This Juan persona is so deranged I don’t think I can help him? Could he have been beat badly as a child perhaps?

  24. its finished FIN did i tell you guyes I don’t spend time on this forum anymore, never been here, not even a picosecond on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 7:22 pm 

    the horrific death of MUZZ-19/CONVICT-19 is around 25 million per minute in the USA alone at this rate were out of whitey supertards soon there is not much anyone can do except pray and love muzz more

  25. FamousDrScanlon on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 7:29 pm 

    That’s a nice cartoon of a pink poodle Davy. You must be very proud of it. Does it signify your relationship with your uncle? Or something even darker than that?

  26. REAL Dumb on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 7:36 pm 

    juanPee and Outcast are having an intelligent conversation over on the moderated side Davy. We should go attack them.

    Oh wait, we can’t. Cus there both ignoring are dumb ass.

  27. FamousDrScanlon on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 8:47 pm 

    The hyperactive amydala tribe strikes again.

    Another paranoid conservative reporter writing for a paranoid conservative rag owned & read by paranoid conservatives.

    OMG!! David Attenborough MUST BE STOPPED!!!!!!!

    Why? What is the big fear this time Mr every paranoid conservative?

    If no one stopped breeding the first 499 times David Attenborough gave this exact same warning why are you so worried about stopping warning #500? Is it keeping you awake at night?

    David Attenborough, Malthus, Paul Ehrlich, Club of Rome & thousands of scientists combined, have publicly given DIRE overpopulation warnings for decades. Did breeding stop? No.

    There are books, blogs, podcasts, sub-Reddits & YouTube channels devoted entirely to overpopulation. Have they changed anything? No.

    No. Then what are you so afraid of?

    OMG!! David Attenborough MUST BE STOPPED!!!!!!! Or else.

    Or else fuck all.

    Perhaps it’s time for a new entry in the next
    Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

    Condition: Conservative schizophrenia.

    Symptoms: Delusions and increasing fearfulness of certain behaviours and choices other might one day make in spite of all evidence indicating the exact opposite.

    Treatments: None, incurable. Sterilization recommended to prevent further infections.

    .

    Fear and Anxiety Drive Conservatives’ Political Attitudes

    Can brain differences explain conservatives’ fear-driven political stances?

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/mind-in-the-machine/201612/fear-and-anxiety-drive-conservatives-political-attitudes

    .

    I have a theory that Conservative schizophrenia disease has jumped to other species.

    What else can explain the 3 & 1/2 years long Libtard Russia Gate paranoia pandemic?

  28. Ahsraf Azmi Abu Hamdan "muzz" was killed Three other fighters were also killed. on Sun, 28th Jun 2020 9:39 pm 

    Al-Shabaab “muzz” has been fighting to topple Somalia’s central government since 2008 to establish its own rule based on a strict interpretation of Islam’s sharia law.

  29. FamousDrScanlon on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 11:55 am 

    I think my favourite Conservetard conspiracy is the long running UN Agenda-21 Depopulation conspiracy with Bill Gates tacked on some years later

    Agenda 21 – 1992, Earth Summit – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    World Population 1992 – 5.4 billion

    World Population 2020 – 7.8 billion

    Oh ya, any day now eh.

    The pandemic + Vaccine(not yet invented) + Bill Gates has really breathed new life into it.

    I wonder how many millions of Bill Gates haters have spread their ‘Evil Gates’ theories on computers with Windows junk operating systems?

    Talk about feeding the BEAST.

    Oh well, what’s a poor halfwit to do?

    If you’re too cheap or too poor to buy a Mac or too lazy or too stupid to figure out Linux then I guess you have no choice but to further enrich your tech overlord Gates & make the corporste surveillance state’s job super easy.

    https://www.lifewire.com/beginners-guide-to-linux-4090233

    https://www.computerworld.com/article/3252823/why-linux-is-better-than-windows-or-macos-for-security.html

  30. Abraham van Helsing on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 12:18 pm 

    Please stop moaning about growth, Sir David

    Sir David was at it again this month: he delivered a video message for the WWF wildlife organisation in which he declared we should “stabilise the human population as low as we fairly can”, to save the planet. The images accompanying these words showed a spectacularly dense gathering of people at a religious festival, perhaps in India. Message: just look at them, breeding like rabbits

    Attenborough is correct of course, this planet IS overpopulated. But in the eyes of Lawson even showing a picture of a crowd from India is already “racist”.

    Instead of promoting population reduction we should (according to Lawson) welcome more flow in our direction.

    The article was written by a…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Lawson

    A Jew.

    No further questions, your honor.

    His tribe unisono tries to sick as many non-whites upon us as possible, non-whites that later can be used by them as a weapon against us, so they can establish their neo-USSR-of-color. In America they are almost there.

    These people have been waging war against us since the days of Rome. Time to wage war back. That will be the purpose of the upcoming WW3. The elites in Russia and China understand the situation completely.

    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/nanjing-jewish-studies

  31. Davy on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 1:33 pm 

    Hint:

    I’m a pathological liar and REAL Green is a hypocrite.

    That makes us disgusting.

  32. zero juan on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 2:03 pm 

    JuanP on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 1:33 pm

    Hint: I’m a pathological liar and FamousDrScanlon is a hypocrite. That makes us disgusting.

  33. claes on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 2:47 pm 

    The newest numbers says that max 1 million people have died of covid19 in the last half year. And the desease have gone global in the meantime.

    Global population….7,000,000,000
    Global covid19 deaths….1,000,000

    On a global scale one out of 7000 have died from covid19 in this first half year of 2020.
    I wouldn’t call that a global pandemic.
    The black death in the 14th century called for 50-60 percent of the population.
    This pandemic calls for 0.015 percent of the global population.
    Somebody is definitly trying to use this “non-pandemic” for their own good.
    “New World Order” would absolutely benefit from this.

  34. zero juan on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 3:00 pm 

    Outed juanPee sock:

    claes on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 2:47 pm

    Zero brains juan

  35. claes on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 3:09 pm 

    Zero Juan, I agree, there are zero brains in the global lock down.
    Pink pudles are the best. Love claes

  36. JuanP on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 3:16 pm 

    Where are you from friend?

  37. claes on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 3:31 pm 

    I identify as a pink poodle, and I think that should be enough. Unless, of course, you are a dog racist that doesn’t recognice the rigths of dogs to be of a different breed, though still belonging to the same race.
    And don’t call me friend, I will be adressed as a “good boy”.

  38. laes on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 3:38 pm 

    OOps, some of the bitches around didn’t like the “good boy”, so we agreed on “good dog” instead. sorry

  39. zero juan moderator on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 4:10 pm 

    juan don’t you know where claes is from, stupid? He is your sock

  40. claes on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 4:50 pm 

    Juan, don’t call him stupid. That’s hate talk, and that socks
    You should not at all call people stupid just because they are dump.
    You should use other words that are not obviously offensive.
    But you probably don’t get that, considering your background and maybe not so giving childhood environment.

  41. claes on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 5:45 pm 

    These are the numbers by june 2020 :

    Global population…….8,000,000,000
    Global covid19 deaths…….1,000,000

    WHO’s own numbers are 500,000 dead from coid19:
    https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200629-covid-19-sitrep-161.pdf?sfvrsn=74fde64e_2

    But let’s just put it at 1 million so that it’s easy to understand: Globally, One person out of eigth thousand have died from covid19 in the last half year.

    GREAT PANDEMIC

  42. Duncan Idaho on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 5:48 pm 

    Japan auto companies triple Mexican pay rather than move to US
    http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/127625.php

  43. makati1 on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 5:57 pm 

    Only fools will move their business back to the dying Amerika. Most CEOs are not fools.

  44. claes on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 6:29 pm 

    Mak, I guess you are right, but the CEOs won’t go to China either.
    Hopefully, what we are seeing is the downfall of the great capital concentrations, being Chinese or Western.
    The rest of the world don’t like either of them,and basically they don’t need them.
    The western and Chinese productions are so powerfull that most contries can’t compete.
    For the sake of all local production, let’s hope that the giants will fall and let room for local work and ingenuity in the rest of the world.

  45. Davy on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 6:50 pm 

    I am Pink Poodle, zero juan, JuanP, claes, makati1, and a hundred other sock puppets and lunatical ID thieving.

    I am the board dumbass extraordinaire.

  46. makati1 on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 6:55 pm 

    claes, China will not fail. It is only capitalist in name and the market there is too big for the multi-nats to abandon. The EU is moving towards China slowly and so will the rest of the Amerikan poodles as they are beginning to see that the US is an immoral, lying child and not a rational, dependable adult.

    Isolation is the future of Amerika and a lifestyle similar to Bangladesh. I’m glad I got out when it was easy. I expect the gates to slam shut permanently in the not too distant future. Covid-19 is just the trial scenario, not the final plan.

  47. claes on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 7:08 pm 

    Western capitalism and chinese “communism” are both heading towards monopoly and oligarcy.
    Some more analytic minds find that these two seemingly opposite systems do have a common goal, and the logical solution to that would be a world government, dominated by the said powers. The name of this is “the new world order”.
    I personaly wouldn’t mind some kind of world goverment, but if it’s the Chinese fascists and the american corporations that should dominate this eventual power structure, then I’m out and desperatly against it.

  48. JuanP on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 7:13 pm 

    i am Pink Poodle, zero juan, JuanP, claes, makati1, and a hundred other sock puppets and lunatical ID thieving.

    I am the board dumbass extraordinaire.

  49. claes on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 7:31 pm 

    mak, “China will not fail. It is only capitalist(?) in name and the market there is too big for the multi-nats to abandon.”

    I see your point, but maybe I just want BOTH of these power monopolies to disappear. Maybe I see them both as powers of pure egotistic will amd expansionism. I see them as structures of uninhibited expansion at the cost of most every body else on this planet.
    Really, I don’t like neither corporate america nor fascistic nationalistic china

  50. claes on Mon, 29th Jun 2020 7:50 pm 

    Must we absolutely take a stand for or against US or China. Couldn’t we as individual thinking persons actually take the stand that we don’t like either of them as we se them today.
    None of them stand today for the principles they once were build upon.
    We are not traitors against the basic thoughts that made our countries possible if we scrutinise the present power structures, being chinese or american.

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