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GLOBAL POVERTY/OVERPOPULATION



"No more turning away.....from the weak and the weary"

Our Earth is in total crisis. Today, there are more people living on our planet than at any other time in all of human history. World population has quadrupled in the 20th century from 1.6 billion to more than 6.1 billion people in 2002. We are enveloped in a literal explosion of human endeavor, consumption and development as never experienced before.

One half of the world's population- 3 billion- live in a state of total, absolute abject poverty, surviving on an unimaginable US$2.00/day. Our once plentiful air, land and water resources are being systematically stretched to the maximum to meet the growing demands of an urban and rural sprawl that has become human civilization at the dawn of the 21st century.

Every year more than 40 million innocent men, women and children (that's 7 Jewish Holocausts) needlessly and ruthlessly perish on our planet from hunger, starvation, disease and malnutrition. Yet to meet a projected global population of 8.5 billion by 2025, it is expected that the world will have to double its annual food production capacity to meet the growing demands for more food, despite the fact that current levels of production and distribution have been fatally disasterous for the world's destitute to date.

The world's richest countries with roughly 20 percent of the world's population account for roughly 85 percent of the total consumption of global resources, whereas the poorest 20 percent account for just 1.3 percent. More than half of the 4.4 billion people in the developing nations of the Global South lack basic sanitation, almost a third do not have access to clean water, one quarter lack adequate housing, and one fifth do not have access to health services at all.

The cumulative effect of the global population and poverty explosions have wreaked havoc on the global environment as well. Carbon dioxide emissions have increased 12 fold from 534 million metric tons in 1900 to 6.59 billion metric tons per year in the year 2000. Half of the world's forests have disappeared since the Industrial Revolution. In the last 40 years, per capita forest area worldwide has fallen by more than 50 percent, from a global average of 1.2 hectares to 0.6 hectares per person.

Massive land degredation, widespread water resource depletion, growing desertification, elevated and expanding global air pollution levels, unprecedented biodiversity loss and sprawling urbanization pressures are all the result of a planetary civilization that is by all accounts and definitions; "out of control".

Humanity now stands at the crossroads of its own future and survival as a species. Its time for the human race to evolve and transform itself into an advanced civilization and radically move beyond the ineptness, ignorance and stupidity that have been responsible for the level and extent of global poverty and overpopulation we now experience on our planet.

It is time NOW for a massive re-distribution of wealth to the world's poor. Efforts must begin immediately to educate the world's citizens as to our common global predicament. We must take command and seize control of our own destiny, no one else will do it. The promotion of organic, sustainable international agriculture and development as well as the introduction and use of decentralized, non-polluting, free alternative energy sources (solar, wind, anti-gravity, geo-magnetic etc) must become paramount.

Reduction of the global population rate worldwide must similiarly become one of our highest priorities, since it is the root cause of global poverty and environmental destruction on our Earth today.

Steve Jones
aka- Jonas the Prophet
P.O. Box 1141
Boulder, Colorado
80306
USA

E-Mail: lionofjudah2021@yahoo.com

Current world population (estimated):

Links:
Rich Vs. Poor Stats
The Great Holocaust
Messenger of the Covenant


SOURCES:

1. Population Connection
1400 16th St- NW
#320
Washington, DC 20036
USA

Website: http://www.populationconnection.org

2. Oxfam International
266 Banbury Rd- Suite 20
Oxford, United Kingdom
OX2 7dl
European Union

Website: http://www.oxfam.org

3. Institute for Food and Development Policy
398 60th St
Oakland, California 94618
USA

Website: http://www.foodfirst.org

4. United Nations Development Programme
One UN Plaza, DC-1, 20th Floor
New York, New York 10017
USA

Website: http://www.undp.org/poverty

5. Food Not Bombs
P.O. Box 744
Tuscon, Arizona 85702
USA

Website: http://www.foodnotbombs.net

6. Paul and Anne Ehrlich
***Books- The Population Bomb and The Population Explosion
Center for Conservation Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305 USA

Website: http://www.stanford.edu/group/CCB

7. UN Population Fund
220 E. 42nd St, New York, New York 10017 USA

Website: http://www.unfpa.org