Saturday, December 12, 2009

Population Control Nonsense from the Frozen North

Canada's National Newspaper has called for limiting all families to one child, i.e. to follow the China model of population control.  The Canadian Financial Post claims (but does not support their claim) that:
The world's other species, vegetation, resources, oceans, arable land, water supplies and atmosphere are being destroyed and pushed out of existence as a result of humanity's soaring reproduction rate.
What soaring reproduction rate?  Recent studies have shown that Europe and other regions, i.e. Russia and Japan, are presently committing demographic suicide with reproduction rates that are well below replacement levels.  The United States is staying even at about 2 births per married couple, and that is only because of immigration from Mexico.  In Canada, the birth rate is only 1.6 births per couple and Canada's population would be declining except for Muslim immigration.  Like Europe, Canada is committing demographic and cultural suicide.

Populations are increasing in some third world countries and throughout the Islamic world; however, it is doubtful that those countries will enact draconian population controls based on some Canadian's theories.  Indeed, Europe and Russia are in danger of becoming Islamic over time as surging Muslim birthrates replace the current "infidel" populations.  Europe and Russia need higher domestic birth rates, not less, or their societies will gradually be replaced.

Naturally, the Canadian's suggested "cure" for our non-existent population growth is (surprise!) greater government control over our individual lives.  The Financial Post explains:
For those who balk at the notion that governments should control family sizes, just wait until the growing human population turns twice as much pastureland into desert as is now the case, or when the Amazon is gone, the elephants disappear for good and wars erupt over water, scarce resources and spatial needs.
More unproven nightmare scenarios.  What's wrong with these simplistic predictions is that they always fail to take cause and effect into account.  Humanity is adaptable to changing conditions; things will not proceed just as they are until on some day far into the future when , overnight, the pasturelands have all been transformed into deserts.  The author of this sophomoric scribbling doesn't begin to make his case.  He gives no demographic data, fails to establish any connection between population levels and pasturelands-to-deserts, disappearing elephants, etc, and draws conclusions not supported by his weak dissertation.

See also my prior post, Our Islamic Future Foretold by World's Changing Demographics

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