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POPULATION GROWTH EXPLOSION

“The world has never seen anything like the population explosion of the past century. The United Nations projects that the global population will top 9 billion by 2050 and 10 billion by 2100. But these projections are uncertain, as they depend on assumptions about the future, such as how many children a woman will have 20 or 30 years hence. This video, part of Science’s 29 July 2011 special issue on Population, highlights demographic trends around the globe, which offer a window into what our future world may look like.” Source>>>>

WILL THE WORLD POPULATION HIT
10.6 BILLION BY 2050 and 15.8 BILLION BY 2100?

THE UNITED NATIONS MAY 3, 2011 REPORT CLAIMS IT IS LIKELY

The following ABC Special “EARTH 2100″ is a documentary about the impending doom of the world. It follows a fictional character, Lucy, who lived through what scientists and experts say a possible future for us. It tackles relevant issues such as climate change, depleting resources and overpopulation.

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The additional 7 parts of this ABC series can be watched at
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THE POPULATION EXPLOSION

by Paul and Anne Ehrlich
“Having considered some of the ways that humanity is destroying its inheritance, we can look more closely at the concept of “overpopulation.” All too often, overpopulation is thought of simply as crowding: too many people in a given area, too high a population density. For instance, the deputy editor in chief of Forbes magazine pointed out recently, in connection with a plea for more population growth in the United States: “If all the people from China and India lived in the continental U.S. (excluding Alaska), this country would still have a smaller population density than England, Holland, or Belgium.”

The appropriate response is “So what?” Density is generally irrelevant to questions of 55 people per square mile, while Europe (excluding the USSR) has 261 and Japan 857. *32 A more sophisticated measure would take into consideration the amount of Africa not covered by desert or “impenetrable” forest. *33 This more habitable portion is just a little over half the continent’s area, giving an effective population density of 117 per square mile. That’s still only about a fifth of that in the United Kingdom. Even by 2020, Africa’s effective density is projected to grow to only about that of France today (266), and few people would consider France excessively crowded or overpopulated.

When people think of crowded countries, they usually contemplate places like the Netherlands (1,031 per square mile), Taiwan (1,604), or Hong Kong (14,218). Even those don’t necessarily signal overpopulation—after all, the Dutch seem to be thriving, and doesn’t Hong Kong have a booming economy and fancy hotels? In short, if density were the standard of overpopulation, few nations (and certainly not Earth itself) would be likely to be considered overpopulated in the near future. The error, we repeat, lies in trying to define overpopulation in terms of density; it has long been recognized that density per se means very little.

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[p.p. 37-40, Paul and Anne Ehrlich, THE POPULATION EXPLOSION; Simon and Schuster, 1990. Phone: 212-698-7000]

PRESS REVIEW – March 17, 2011
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — The U.S. government and scientists insist that there’s no threat of radiation from Japan endangering people on the West Coast — but that hasn’t stopped roughly 1,000 worried Californians from flooding a state hotline.

Sir John Beddington Top British Scientist Reviews Risks

Access the transcript of the conversation with the Chief Scientific Officer with David Fitton at the British Embassy in Tokyo on 15 March. Sir John Rex Beddington, CMG, FRS is the Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government and Professor of Applied Population Biology at Imperial College London, (March 15, 2011 update).

A few words about his view of what’s happening:

“It’s serious again for the local area. It’s not serious for elsewhere even if you get a combination of that explosion it would only have nuclear material going in to the air up to about 500 metres. If you then couple that with the worst possible weather situation i.e. prevailing weather taking radioactive material in the direction of Greater Tokyo and you had maybe rainfall which would bring the radioactive material down do we have a problem? The answer is unequivocally no. Absolutely no issue. The problems are within 30 km of the reactor.

And to give you a flavour for that, when Chernobyl had a massive fire at the graphite core, material was going up not just 500 metres but to 30,000 feet. It was lasting not for the odd hour or so but lasted months, and that was putting nuclear radioactive material up into the upper atmosphere for a very long period of time.”

“The problems with Chernobyl were people were continuing to drink the water, continuing to eat vegetables and so on and that was where the problems came from.

That’s not going to be the case here.”

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CONFLICTING REPORTS CONFUSE PUBLIC

“The containment vessel of Dai-Ichi’s No. 2 reactor may have been breached yesterday, and pressure in the chamber fell “substantially,” said Masahisa Otsuku, a Tokyo Electric Power Co. nuclear maintenance official.”
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“This is really quite modest amounts of radioactive material and it’s not likely, by and large, one shouldn’t be concerned about it” claims British Chief Scientific Officer.

 

Emergency crews were forced to retreat from Japan’s stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant Wednesday after a spike in radiation. The pullback cost precious time in the fight to prevent a nuclear meltdown. (March 16)

NOAA CONFIRMS JET STREAM MAY REACH
275 MPH (239 kts / 442 kp/h)

CONFLICTING REPORTS CONFUSE PUBLIC

“The containment vessel of Dai-Ichi’s No. 2 reactor may have been breached yesterday, and pressure in the chamber fell “substantially,” said Masahisa Otsuku, a Tokyo Electric Power Co. nuclear maintenance official.”
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The 50°-60° N/S region is where the polar jet located with the subtropical jet located around 30°N. Jet streams vary in height of four to eight miles and can reach speeds of more than 275 mph (239 kts / 442 kp/h).
Source: NOAA

“This is really quite modest amounts of radioactive material and it’s not likely, by and large, one shouldn’t be concerned about it” claims British Chief Scientific Officer.

Read the conference call transcript on the “Situation at Fukushima nuclear plant” between the British Government’s Chief Scientific Officer Professor John Beddington regarding the developments following the explosion at Fukushima nuclear plant with David Fitton at the British Embassy in Tokyo on 15 March:
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – - United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency revised an earlier evaluation of the crisis at the Fukushima complex in northeast Japan that put the severity of the situation at 4 on the 7-point range of the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale.

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March 14, 2001 7:20 P.M. Los Angeles Times — “Mike Sicilia, a spokesman for the California Department of Public Health. Sicilia said federal nuclear regulatory agencies have reassured state officials that the Japanese nuclear troubles do not pose an immediate danger to California.”

2ND REACTOR EXPLODES MARCH 14, 2011

 

Review of Japanese Nuclear Meltdown & Jet Stream Map

 


Officials insisted that unless the quake-damaged nuclear plants deteriorated into full meltdown, any radiation that reached the United States would be too weak to do any harm. Washington had “hypothetical plots” for worst-case plume dispersal within hours of the start of the crisis, a senior official said Sunday. The aim, the official added, was “more to help Japan” than the United States, since few experts foresaw high levels of radiation reaching the West Coast.” (Energy Department officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity)
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Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku discusses the dangers posed by the nuclear plant.

After radioactive vapour was released from a nuclear power plant in Japan, the CBC’s Belle Puri looks at the danger when it comes to B.C. Japanese Nuclear Meltdown Confirmed

Nearly 10,000
People are Unaccounted For Alone in Miyagi Prefecture

 

Physicists feared second explosion would create radioactive cloud as residents panicked

The Entire Futurepredictions.com Staff Expresses Our Sadness Over the Recent Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

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