Third Deadliest Birthrate Affecting All of Humanity: China

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By Frosty Wooldridge:

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Part 3 of 5: China expects to jump from 1.35 billion to 1.5 billion by 2050.  It faces horrific environmental consequences today.  Ironically, even with 1 child per woman birth policy, China continues adding 8 million annually via “population momentum”.

As a naïve, youthful world bicycle traveler back in 1984, I toured through China when it opened up to international visitors.  You can imagine my joy—fulfilling my teenage dream to walk on the Great Wall of China.

But what really impacted me:  wall-to-wall people.  Every piece of land bloomed with crops.  Every nook and cranny filled with people. They jammed every city. They overflowed every sector of that ancient land.  Their plight stunned me. Today, they drive down 50 lane freeways and breathe toxic air along with horrifically polluted rivers like the Yangtze.  That one visit changed my life by changing my perceptions concerning the end result of too many people.

At the time, Dr. Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb, described the horrific consequences of overpopulation.  However, the mainstream media degraded him and his figures.  Today, his figures play out on a world scale even more terrifying than when he wrote the book: 10 million children die of starvation annually.  Another 8 million adults die of poverty and lack of food, annually.  (Source: United Nations) Another 1.5-2.0 billion cannot secure clean drinking water.  Billions live in what scientists call “The Human Misery Index”.  Hopeless, helpless and no way to change it!

Unfortunately, all of Ehrlich’s detractors never visited India or China. Their worldviews stemmed from their limited experiences in America, Canada or Europe.  They echoed the famed economist Julian Simon’s boasts that this planet housed enough resources for 10,000 years of unlimited numbers of humans. Dr. Albert Bartlett, University of Colorado, named him an “innumerate” or mathematically illiterate.

Later, economist Kenneth Boulding, University of Colorado, stated, “Anyone who thinks we can continue population expansion is either an economist or a madman.”

All the while, humans add another 80 million, net gain, of themselves to this planet, annually.  Even with one child per woman birthrates in China for over 35 years, because of “population momentum” (so many women birthing one child), China adds 8,000,000 (million) annually.

While China continues its human numbers explosion, it degrades its quality of life and standard of living to levels beyond our understanding.  China forges toward endless concrete jungles for cities, vanishing wilderness that creates severe animal extinction rates and a complete breakdown of ecology as to air, water and soil.

It constructs one new coal-fired electrical plant every week of the year.  It adds 27,000,000 (million) new cars, net gain, annually according to an NBC Nightly News report with Lester Holt.  It offers 50 lanes one way of traffic.  It suffers under toxic air pollution so severe that lung cancer rates explode in big cities like Shanghai and Beijing.

While the world burns 94 million barrels of oil 24/7 in 2018, experts predict that China expects to burn 98 million barrels of oil annually by 2030—a scant 12 years from now.  (Source: The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler) While everyone wants to drop the ‘carbon footprint’ from fossil fuel exhaust, all the efforts of equate to a total waste of time.  Meanwhile, all of humanity faces “catastrophic climate destabilization” such as what happened in New Orleans and Baton Rouge this month.  Additionally, Katrina, Sandy, Harvey and Haiyan in the Philippines. It’s only going to worsen as we destabilize Earth’s biosphere with our carbon emissions.

All that carbon exhaust suffocates the oceans as they “ingest” all that waste dumped into our biosphere. Results vary from “acidified” oceans where the normal PH balance no longer exists.  Thus, phyto-planktons that create 80 percent of our oxygen supply appear face grave danger.  Worldwide reefs die out at an ever-increasing rate of speed.

China’s water usage, energy usage, food consumption and resource depletion reaches unimaginable stratospheric levels as they mechanize everything in order to grow into the wealth of Western countries.  But before the middle of this century, China, along with all fossil fuel driven civilizations, must contend with the end of oil:

“The cheap oil age created an artificial bubble of plentitude for a period not much longer than a human lifetime….so I hazard to assert that as oil ceases to be cheap and the world reserves move toward depletion, we will be left with an enormous population…that the ecology of the earth will not support. The journey back toward non-oil population homeostasis will not be pretty. We will discover the hard way that population hyper growth was simply a side-effect of the oil age. It was a condition, not a problem with a solution. That is what happened and we are stuck with it.” James Howard Kunstler, The Long Emergency

If the energy crisis doesn’t impact China, water shortages most certainly will:

By 2020 the water issue affects 30-40% of the world

“It’s a huge problem that the electricity sector does not even realize how much water they actually consume. And together with the fact that we do not have unlimited water resources, it could lead to a serious crisis if nobody acts on it soon,” says Professor Benjamin, Sovacool from Aarhus University.

When you include the agricultural sector with vanishing ground water, a “Perfect Storm” builds throughout China and India.

As to China’s rivers, they run in raw sewage, hundreds if not thousands of chemicals and more toxic waste than anyone comprehends. The Yangtze River dumps trillions of gallons of lethal waste into the oceans 24/7.  It features an astounding 20,000 square mile ‘dead zone’ at its mouth. That means most vertebrate marine creatures cannot live within those toxic waters.  Dozens of such poisoned rivers flow into the ocean from China.  Nonetheless, those toxic waters flow around the world to poison marine habitats everywhere.

You cannot comprehend China’s ordeal unless you visited that ancient civilization. It’s out of control of itself.  I’m only touching the surface of China’s predicament.  As it continues adding eight million people, net gain, annually, every problem it faces can only worsen by a factor of 8,000,000—to the point of “NO” solutions and total breakdown.

But the Chinese show exceptional intelligence in escaping to first world countries.  Today, Chinese immigrants take over Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada.  They buy land and buildings.  Chinese dictate to the Canadians as they take over schools and local governments. They chain-migrate their families into Canada.  Entire cities on America’s West Coast house only Chinese, speak only Chinese and hold allegiance only to China. They also continue massive chain-migration into America.  Chinese money buys farmlands in Asia and in South America.  China’s people compete to move to Canada, Australia, Europe and America.  They even feature “birth tourism” websites to secure “American citizenship” by their women birthing a child over here.

As this enormous flood of humanity adds one billion every 12 years and a total of three billion, (3,000,000,000) added by mid-century to rise from 7.3 billion in 2016 to 10.1 billion in 2050—everyone and all of us, and every Western nation faces horrific environmental consequences, quality of life degradation and immigration consequences on a scale unknown in all of our history as a species.

No one escapes this human juggernaut.  Those added three billion people onto this planet within the next 32 years will invade first world countries.  Let’s take a look at what that means for the West.

How did the first three parts of this series affect you?  Did you understand the enormity of what humanity faces in the next 32 years?  How about the rest of the plant and animal life on this planet?  What about your children?  What about the oceans?  What about quality of life?

Are you astounded that the mainstream media suppresses this demographic issue at all costs?  Why?  Answer: they lack intellectual comprehension that they will not escape its grip on them or their children.  Catholics via the Pope, Islam, Hindus, Christians and virtually all religions stand in denial of this demographic juggernaut bearing down on humanity.

Yes, the media reports every consequence of overpopulation as to worldwide hunger, water shortages, species extinctions, wars for resources and catastrophic climate destabilization.  But no one, not one world leader addresses or attempts to speak up on what we face.

If I could fulfill my own quest, I would see to it that every human being watch this short video by my friend Roy Beck:

In a five minute, astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation.  Take five minutes to see for yourself:

As you can see, no one will escape the ramifications of the next added 3,000,000,000 (billion) people to this globe. No one will escape the implications of adding 138,000,000 (million) more people to America within 32 years.  You may expect those consequences to invade your state, your community and your family.

Remember this: developing countries’ citizens will not stop their birth rates significantly enough to stop overloading their countries. Therefore, they will contribute to the 3.0 billion added, hungry and desperate refugees looking for a country to land.

In 2018, the United Nations estimates that 60,000,000 (million) refugees lack water, food, energy and homes, and look toward first world countries to migrate.  Their numbers will grow to 150,000,000 to as high as 200,000,000 (million) refugees by 2050—a scant 32 years from now.

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Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as eight times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. In 2012, he bicycled coast to coast across America. His latest book is: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, copies at 1-888-280-7715. Motivational program: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge.


  1. Mr. Wooldridge has a unique perspective and unarguable logic on the issue of human overpopulation. This issue, while ignored worldwide, will negatively affect the future of all Americans, and indeed, all of humanity more than all the other challenges facing humanity today. If this article didn’t scare the pants off you, you don’t understand the challenge at all.

  2. Over population might sn issue in China but most of the deaths and poverty you speak of comes from greedy dictators that steal from their own people and want their people poor in order to control them.

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