Following BBC’s recent publication of a Hans Rosling article and television presentation on population, NPG has drafted an official response to BBC. Rosling presents misleading data points and ignores the root of our world’s population growth problems, offering no solution whatsoever on how to solve the problem of overpopulation. NPG encourages our members and supporters to contact BBC with their complaints on the article. (Click here to read NPG’s response to BBC.)
World population, now over 7.3 billion, is predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, an increase of almost two billion, or 23%, in the short space of only 34 years from now.In the highly unlikely event that per capita greenhouse gas emissions could possibly be decreased by an equal percentage in such a short space of time (a blink of an eye) the total amount of worldwide emission would remain the same!
From this simple illustration it would appear that without drastically reducing the size of world population, there is no solution to the problem.None at all.So then why do our world leaders pretend that there is one?What is to be gained by pretending rather than by proposing a solution that would solve the problem – a reduction in the size of world population to not more than 1- 2 billion?
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