Links tagged “erhlich”
- Empty Planet: The Shock Of Global Population Decline – ‘Will decline rapidly later this century’ – ‘Population bust’
"We need to prepare, not for the consequences of a population boom, but a population bust. A child born this decade will probably reach middle age in a world where population growth has stalled, and may already have begun to shrink. "--Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson, The Observer, 27 January 2019
"The basic claim that global population, now 7.5bn, will decline rapidly later this century after peaking at below 9bn — rather than the 11bn that is the UN’s central forecast." - "Market economics failed to topple Chinese communism, but perhaps the halving of its population by the end of the century will do the trick instead."
Why? "It can be summed up in one sentence. As societies urbanize, women become better educated (including about contraception) and more financially autonomous thanks to working outside the home, and this causes fertility rates to plummet, which is reinforced in most places by the weakening ties of family, clan and organized religion."
Also see: Flashback 1971: John Lennon from the grave makes scientific chumps out of John Holdren & Paul Ehrlich! Lennon: ‘I don’t believe in overpopulation. It is a myth’Posted February 4, 201912:55 PM by Marc Morano | Tags: erhlich, holdren, models, overpopulation
Angry Polish miners hold mock Greta Thunberg funeral to protest EU climate policies – Chants of ‘thieves!’ at the EU building
Around 300 coal miners were present at Friday’s demonstration per Associated Press estimates, where they directed chants of “thieves!” at the EU building. They also used smoke flares and sirens to draw attention to the protest, prompting city authorities to temporarily close the area to traffic.
Wash, blow dry & talk to me about global warming please: Hairdressers trained to talk about ‘climate action’ to customers
Guardian: A salon in Sydney is spearheading workshops for hairdressers on how to steer small talk about the weather into conversations about global heating. ... More than 400 hairdressers have attended workshops as part of a project called A Brush With Climate...During the sessions, hairdressers hear the basics of climate science and get to role play how conversations might go. They also take one of the posters back to their own salons. ... Dr. Hannah McCann, a senior lecturer in cultural studies at the University of Melbourne, is researching the social and emotional role that hairdressers have with their clients. She says the hours at a time spent together, and the fact there’s plenty of touching, makes the relationship different from almost any other. ...
Garcia tells a story about one regular client, a mother of two. After having the climate chat and talking about solar power and ethical banking, she left happy. “She came back eight weeks later and she’s made all these changes. She was really proud."
WaPo: Why climate ‘doomers’ are replacing climate ‘deniers’ – ‘How UN reports & confusing headlines created a generation of people who believe climate change can’t be stopped’
Wash Post: There are different flavors of doomers. Some are middle-aged and have been influenced by outspoken scientists — like retired ecologist Guy McPherson — who claim that human extinction, or at least the breakdown of society, is imminent. (“I can’t imagine that there will be a human left on the Earth in 10 years,” McPherson has said.) These doomers drift toward conspiracy theories, sometimes claiming that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is downplaying the seriousness of the issue. ...
Another climate activist: "The most difficult think I face being a 'climate doomer', is recognizing the shear pointlessness of everything that isn't focused on mitigation or limitation. Earning money to pay bills seems utterly ludicrous, I should be growing veg and collecting rainwater."
Definitive Guide to Extreme Weather: No trends or declining trends in hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, droughts, heat waves, disaster losses, wildfires – All peer-reviewed & official sources – By Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.
Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. "Everything you find in this thread. Everything -- is consistent with what has been reported in the IPCC & found in official data and the peer-reviewed literature."