I heard another ‘expert’ on the radio today
wittering on about the aging population of the UK;
bemoaning the fact that our fertility is in decline
and claiming that we needed ‘growth’ to prosper.
That educated people are so oblivious of reality
Is, I think, far more than just a pity.
Examining the facts:
Yes, we’re having less children.
But there are more new mouths, not fewer.
And because we’re living longer,
population’s increasing faster still.
Assume just a ‘tiny’ 1% growth in people.
Our population will double in just one lifetime.
(Don’t believe me? Watch this.)
In ten lifetimes, that’s ten doublings.
Ten doublings: one thousand people
standing where there is just one today.
By the year 2750
unless we come to our senses,
we’ll all be standing shoulder-to-shoulder.
By the way,
this ‘expert’ also said
that he ‘didn’t hold with global warming.’
(in their multitudes, if he has his way)
will claim he was a fool, or insane.
Assuming they survive the wars.