Category Archives: Population Issues

Seeing the Future Dimly

By David L. Brown One of the news websites, Fox News (here), today featured excerpts from a number of predictions made 25 years ago by “science thinkers,” predicting conditions in our time of 2012. I recognize the names of most … Continue reading

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A Tragedy in the Making

By David L. Brown As drought and heat continue to destroy a significant portion of the US crop, a large tranche of corn continues to be mandated for use in ethanol production. The purpose of this is to enrich farmers … Continue reading

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Global ‘Food Wars’ Breaking Out

By David L. Brown According to an article in the British newspaper The Guardian, a bidding war for a potash mining company reveals a looming problem: Finding the resources to feed a world on the brink of hunger According to … Continue reading

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A World Teetering on the Brink of Instability

By David L. Brown A news release from Earth Policy Institute this morning features a peek at the subject of global stability as reported in Lester Brown’s new book Plan B 4.0. This is a critical issue because nations that … Continue reading

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The World in 2100: A Choice of Futures

By David L. Brown Despite all the hullabaloo about global warming, the resulting climate change, and the impact on humanity, I continue to be amazed at the reluctance of those who discuss the subject to face up to the fact … Continue reading

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Mexican Border War Heating Up

By David L. Brown One of the major problems facing the United States today is the fact that our First World nation is bordered by a Third World state, Mexico. The problem is magnified by the fact that Mexico is … Continue reading

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A Realist Looks at the Year Ahead

By David L. Brown Good morning everyone. If you woke up this morning (as I presume you did since you are reading this) you were probably surprised to learn that we have entered a New Year, Anno Domini 2009. I … Continue reading

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When Things Go Horribly, Terribly Wrong

As nay-sayers continue to deny that global warming is real, scientists now say that not only is it real, it’s probably too late to do anything about it. Here’s a rather lengthy excerpt from an article appearing today on the … Continue reading

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Preparing for Triage in a Pandemic

By David L. Brown You are probably familiar with the term “triage,” a French word to describe the process of dividing battlefield casualties into three categories in order to apply medical services efficiently. Triage separates the wounded into those who … Continue reading

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The Future is Now for Haiti

by Val Germann An article today on the Inter Press website highlights the rapidly deteriorating conditions in Haiti, the world’s poster child for overpopulation, bad government and poor living conditions. Let us take a brief look at what it’s like … Continue reading

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