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Can you believe this Editorial ...... being in the Gazette?

Post by SamCogar on Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:21 am

Exerts from said:

A major report in the January National Geographic says world population is projected to pass 7 billion this year, and may hit 9 billion by 2045. The growth raises fear of mass starvation, epidemics, rampant childhood deaths, or wars caused by land-grabbing. The magazine warns:

"With the population still growing by about 80 million each year, it's hard not to be alarmed. Right now on Earth, water tables are falling, soil is eroding, glaciers are melting, and fish stocks are vanishing. Close to a billion people go hungry each day. Decades from now, there will likely be 2 billion more mouths to feed, mostly in poor countries. There will be billions more people wanting and deserving to boost themselves out of poverty. If they follow the path blazed by wealthy countries -- clearing forests, burning coal and oil, freely scattering fertilizers and pesticides -- they too will be stepping hard on the planet's natural resources."

Overpopulation is the root cause of pollution and other environmental menaces ravaging the biosphere. Economic concerns also loom.

National Geographic warns that regions of the world will become hellish -- "some parts of it are hellish today" -- without major action.

More birth control, more sterilization -- plus more education and prosperity -- these are urgently needed to halt humanity's lemminglike rush toward misery.

http://www.wvgazette.com/Opinion/Editorials/201101071118


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Post by ohio county on Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:53 pm

I thought the population control kooks had been discredited to the point there weren't any left. The Charleston Gazette, as you well know, has become a repository for social justice do-gooders and tree huggers. No one there has ever met a payroll or invested his life savings in a business endeavor.

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Post by ziggy on Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:57 am

How has the Gazette functioned for more than a century without ever meeting a payroll? One would think that their writers, photographers, print shop workers, etc. would have stopped putting out the Gazette long ago if the Gazette were not meeting its payroll.
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