World needs to stabilise population and cut consumption, says  Club of Rome  Royal Society

Singing that same old song and still as wrong as they always were

World population needs to be stabilised quickly and high consumption in rich countries rapidly reduced to avoid “a downward spiral of economic and environmental ills”, warns a major report from the Royal Society.

Contraception must be offered to all women who want it and consumption cut to reduce inequality, says the study published on Thursday, which was chaired by Nobel prize-winning biologist Sir John Sulston.

The assessment of humanity’s prospects in the next 100 years, which has taken 21 months to complete, argues strongly that to achieve long and healthy lives for all 9 billion people expected to be living in 2050, the twin issues of population and consumption must be pushed to the top of political and economic agendas. Both issues have been largely ignored by politicians and played down by environment and development groups for 20 years, the report says.

John Vidal, Guardian

5 responses to “World needs to stabilise population and cut consumption, says  Club of Rome  Royal Society

  1. Westchester Bill

    I suggest that the “editor” look a bit more deeply at the issue of overpopulation. Recent gains in agriculture, building efficiencies, and other technological improvements boggle the mind and deferred the disasters that were projected for the1970s. Please don’t promote good luck to economic wisdom. The world did have famines in the 1930s and around 1960 in China. Malthus warned in his 1803 essay that the potato would increase living standards in Ireland, but it might be susceptible to disease. The potato blight and famine occurred just 40 years later.

    The recent decrease in fecundity rates is welcome news even if it is causing some economic dislocations.

    • “Please don’t promote good luck to economic

      Please don’t downgrade human ingenuity
      and labor to “good luck.”

  2. The Royal Society, the US National Academy of Sciences, and the United Nations have probably been actively involved in the events leading to Climategate since at least 1946.


    The following events suggest purposeful misinformation on the energy source that creates elements and sustains life and Earth’s constantly changing climate after Hiroshima was destroyed on 6 Aug 1945:

    1. Problem:
    When Hiroshima was consumed by “nuclear fires”, world leaders were apparently driven by fear and the instinct of survival to:

    _a.) Unite Nations, and
    _b.) Hide the source of energy that ignites “nuclear fire”.

    2. Evidence:
    1940: Fred Hoyle et al. all believe the Sun is mostly Iron*
    1945: Hiroshima vanished because E = mc^2: 6 Aug 1945
    1945: United Nations Charter is ratified: October 24, 1945
    1946: Solar interior changed: Iron (Fe) into Hydrogen (H)*
    1946: F. Hoyle, Monthly Notices Royal Astron Soc 106, 255*
    1946: F. Hoyle, Monthly Notices Royal Astron Soc 106, 343*
    1956: Publication “Earth’s natural nuclear fires” blocked
    1957: B2FH publish the bible on element synthesis in stars**
    1965: PD Jose, “Solar motion, sunspots” Astron J 70, 193***
    1967: The Bilderberg standard model of Sun is formulated****
    1975: Evidence of local element synthesis in Sun is ignored
    ____ “The case for local synthesis of the chemical elements”
    ____ Trans. Missouri Acadamy Sciences 9, 104-122 (1975)
    1977: The scientist that reports the pulsar Sun vanishes
    ____ Nature 270, 159-160 (1977)
    1983: SW evidence of iron (Fe)-rich solar interior reported
    ____ LPSC abstract 1232
    1983: Meteorite studies discredit superheavy element fission
    ____ LPSC abstracts 1221 and 1436
    1983: Solar wind analyses confirm 1940 Iron-Sun of Hoyle et al.
    ____ “Solar abundances of elements” Meteoritics 18, 209-222 (1983)
    1983: Nature predicts the demise of established solar dogmas
    ____ Nature 303, 286 (26 May 1983)
    1985: Seismic evidence of (Fe)-rich solar interior ignored
    ____ Sun’s iron-like core, Astron. Astrophys. 149, 65-72 (1985)
    1986: Challenger disaster delays Iron-Sun confirmation*****
    1989: Government tries to discredit cold fusion discovery
    1993: Possibility of nuclear reactor reported in Earth core
    1995: NASA hides Jupiter data that confirms Iron (Fe) Sun
    1998: CSPAN records belated release of Jupiter data******
    2001: Neutron repulsion solves the solar neutrino puzzle
    2001: 178 SNO scientists report solar neutrino oscillation
    2001: World Trade Center attack reunites nations: 9/11/01
    ____ World Trade Center History
    2005: Data from 1957 B2FH paper confirm Fe-Sun*******
    2008: Nature assigns credit for natural reactors to others
    ____ Nature online 15 May 2008
    2009: Climategate emails and documents show deception
    2012: Dr. Peter Gleick’s actions confirm AGU/NAS at work

    For more details:

  3. These folks must suffer from some bent gene that causes them to constantly worry about Biblical Disaster. It usually takes the form of Malthus’ BS nonsense and totally ignores history and particularly Mankind’s penchant to invent neat stuff that makes life better for all.

    • They were driven by driven by fear and the instinct of survival to:

      _a.) Unite Nations, and then to
      _b.) Hide the trigger to “nuclear fire” in the cores of

      1. Galaxies like our Milky Way
      2. Ordinary stars like the Sun
      3. Some planets like Jupiter
      4. Heavy atoms like Uranium

      Without access to the energy source that powers the Sun and the cosmos, scientists cannot provide food and energy for our growing population.

      My research mentor skated through powerful opposing political forces of WWII and the Cold War and managed to publish information about “natural nuclear fires” on Earth anyway;

      P. K. Kuroda, ”The Oklo phenomenon,” Naturwissenschaften 70, 536-539 (1983).

      With kind regards,
      Oliver K. Manuel
      Emeritus Professor of
      Nuclear & Space Science
      Former NASA Principal
      Investigator for Apollo

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