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Free eBook The Rapid Growth of Human Populations 1750-2000: Histories, Consequences, Issues, Nation by Nation download ISBN: 0906522218
Author: William Stanton
Publisher: Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd.; illustrated edition edition (April 1, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 230
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Through extensive graphs, this book illustrates the global population explosion of the past 250 years. Every nation with a recorded population history is represented among the graphs, which make a case for a fundamental shift from a Darwinian world of ruthless competition to a gentler one with weak restraints on growth. This shift, it is argued, made tolerance, compassion, Through extensive graphs, this book illustrates the global population explosion of the past 250 years.

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ISBN 13: 9780906522219. Through extensive graphs, this book illustrates the global population explosion of the past 250 years.

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Histories, Consequences, Issues Nation by Nation, by William Stanton, 2003. New Jersey, USA, Multi-Science Publishing Co. 229 p. ISBN 0 906522 21 8, £25 (paperback).

Geography, 89(3), p. 304. ISSN (print) 0016-7487.

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The population of the Crown Colony of Aden was derived by taking the population ratio between North and South Yemen in 1975 (see reference) and applying that same distribution to both Yemens in 1939. According to the preceding reference, French Morocco contained 90% of the Moroccan population in 1955. Multi-Science Publishing Co. Lt. retrieved May 13, 2017. Statistical yearbooks of Denmark. Statistics Faroe Islands Archived 2011-05-11 at the Wayback Machine.

Through extensive graphs, this book illustrates the global population explosion of the past 250 years. Every nation with a recorded population history is represented among the graphs, which make a case for a fundamental shift from a Darwinian world of ruthless competition to a gentler one with weak restraints on growth. This shift, it is argued, made tolerance, compassion, environmental concerns, and human rights possible, as growth of one population was no longer dependent on the decline of another. A case is made that despite the humanitarian views that emerged from this era, weak restraints on growth conditions are self-destructive because the expanding population is rapidly devouring finite resources. This story concludes that this growth is unsustainable and will lead to dire consequences.
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just one girl
This book is not for those interested in their "right" to make copies of themselves. In very clear language, the author puts forth 3 new concepts: Death Control (DC), Weak Restraints on Growth (WROG) and Violent Cutback Level (VCL). As the top of each page, the book posts a graph of a particular country or region and its population growth over time. In captions below each graph is a paragraph or two covering the salient points of a region's history, ref population.
The author makes several convincing arguments- monocultures can reach higher population densities than multicultures (NOT for the PC), genocide is the direct result of intercultural competion for critical resources, Demographic Transition Theory is a farce in practice and that Politically Correct (PC) taboos on discussing population control is willing "head-in-the-sand" behavior. Also interesting are the examples that Aggressive Breeding is currently intentionally being used as a tool of genocide.
Well worth the read, providing empirical data and cause/effect relationships that most people are too fearful to discuss.
Be aware that the most common comment made by breeders who see you reading this will be the recommendation that you kill yourself- so that they and their copies (children) can have more room for themselves- no kidding. Talk about Prima Facie evidence!
It's heartbreaking being an older person during a population explosion, witnessing the effects of catastrophic progress, while remembering the lost goodness. William Stanton (1930-2010) grew up on a lovely English countryside. He became a geologist and wandered the world in search of metal-bearing ores. When he returned to Somerset in 1970, the healthy land of his childhood was in ecological ruins. England was suffering from a baby boom, growing by 300,000 each year. This inspired Stanton to embark on a voyage of learning, and in 2003 he published The Rapid Growth of Human Populations 1750-2000.

Explosive population growth was new to history, beginning roughly around 1750, driven by new advances in "death control." While birth rates remained very high, death rates were dramatically driven down by the introduction of sanitary sewers, municipal water, vaccines, and a sharp increase in the food supply, lubricated by the emergence of cheap and abundant fossil energy.

Prior to 1750, England was at carrying capacity, with five million people. The birth rate matched the death rate, and the lack of extra food made further growth impossible. Many lived on the edge of starvation, and were expected to die whenever harvests were below average, as they often were.

Then, extra food became available, first a trickle, and then a torrent. Colonial forests were being converted to cropland. European farmers began planting highly productive maize and potatoes from the New World. Soil fertility was sharply boosted by potent new fertilizers. New technology made farmers more productive. By decreasing the risks of starvation, the flood of additional food provided a huge advance in death control. This was not balanced by similar advances in birth control, so the population shot upward.

Prior to 1750, there were strong restraints on population growth: disease, war, starvation. But then we entered the WROG era (weak restraints on growth), which is almost over now. As the era of cheap and abundant energy concludes, we can expect sharp declines in agricultural productivity, and sharp increases in food prices -- presenting a terminal restraint on growth. Climate change is a wild card that is likely to create additional restraints.

Population missionaries are pariahs who are shunned by most, because ignoring them has no immediate consequences, and ignoring them avoids the need for uncomfortable contemplation. They have a depressing occupation -- delivering one of the most important stories of our era to an auditorium of empty chairs. Who cares?

Religions don't care, babies are divine gifts. The business community doesn't care, because a growing herd keeps wages low and profits high. Governments don't care, because overpopulation is only a problem for other countries, and taking it seriously is a fast path to early retirement. Even environmentalists don't care, because population is an issue that rapidly drives away large numbers of contributors. So, the herd in prosperous regions pretends that their comfortable way of life is not directly threatened.

Prior to WROG, life was cheap. Human rights were unknown. There were few prisons, because criminals were not rewarded with free room and board -- most were hung or brutally flogged. Imbeciles, heretics, rabble-rousers, cripples, and the mentally ill were not carefully protected by the ruling nobility. Many died on the streets. Infanticide was common, and the church looked the other way -- there was no extra food, and there were many, many unwanted newborns.

Much to Stanton's intense dismay, the WROG era ushered in a new mindset of sentimentality -- the nanny state. Since food was now cheap and abundant, it became possible to rescue the unwanted children, feed the poor, and care for the dregs of society. A "politically correct" value system emerged, which advocated for human rights, but failed to balance these human rights with equal levels of human responsibilities, a fatal defect.

Decade after decade, we've spent millions and millions on food aid, and sent it to regions with high birth rates, having populations far in excess of the local carrying capacity -- Ethiopia, for example. As long as their birth rate remains high, they can never be rescued from poverty by any amount of food aid. Political correctness insists that family planning decisions are a private matter. Reproductive rights, without reproductive responsibilities, lead to an ever-increasing population of poor and hungry people. Yet few charities promote family planning, so the problem proceeds briskly toward the cliff.

PC strategists argue that we don't need to stop growth, the smart solution is to simply end poverty. If we rape the Earth more, expand the economy more, and make everyone prosperous, then the whole world will be happy well-fed car owners -- but this will destroy the planet (and it's impossible, too). Stanton shouts the obvious: sustainable development is an oxymoron.

He insisted that there was absolutely nothing immoral about Draconian birth control, like China's one child policy. Yes, it ruffled some feathers, but it was a dramatic success -- between 300 and 400 million births were prevented. Consequently, over the long run, the Chinese people, and their ecosystem will suffer far less. The choices were intense birth control, or intense social misery, or aggression and conquest. The PC faith absolutely opposes the notion of intense birth control, in every country, starting yesterday. By default, collective inaction is a unanimous vote for catastrophe.

Stanton had no kind words for the PC faith. Despite their good intentions, he believed that over the long run they were inadvertently increasing human misery and ecological destruction. He was sure that PC was bound for extinction as the collapse proceeds, prosperity withers, and life once again becomes cheap. PC believers denounced his book with great vigor (cruel, evil, racist, xenophobic infidel!).

Here's the bottom line: every genuinely sustainable culture that I have studied deliberately and actively practiced population management, in a wide variety of forms, many of which were extremely non-PC. This was not cruel or immoral. It was necessary to maintain the harmony of the community, the continuity of the culture, and the vitality of the ecosystem. They had a different value system, and it worked well (unlike ours). This was the norm for most of human history.

In our society, the values of political correctness are widely regarded as being normal. But blind faith in any belief system is risky. In an insane world, every core belief must be questioned, every right must be balanced by responsibilities, and every population must shift into reverse.

Richard Adrian Reese
Author of What Is Sustainable
Warning, this is a very disturbing book. If you are of the opinion that by the end of the 21st century there could be ten billion people living in good health, comfort, peace, and prosperity, then you are not ready to read this book. If you are a religious true believer who expects a deity to save all the faithful with miracles, don't bother reading anything other than your religious literature. If you are an economist who believes the magic of the free market will solve all problems, don't waste your valuable time here. On the other hand, if you understand geology, thermodynamics, and ecology you might be ready to hear Stanton's grim argument.

Suggested additional philosophical reading would include 'The Prince' by Machiavelli, 'Brave New World Revisited' by Huxley, and 'Beyond Good and Evil' by Nietzsche. Ecological readings should include 'Collapse' by Diamond, the series of 'Limits to Growth' books, and 'The Population Bomb' by Ehrlich. Finally, a good grounding in the phenomenon of 'Hubbert's Peak' aka 'peak oil' is essential. Several recent books have been published on the topic including 'Beyond Oil', 'Powerdown', 'Twilight in the Desert', 'Out of Gas', and 'The Oil Age is Over'.

Ok, if you can handle the truth, here it is. Before widespread fossil fuel use, human population was roughly 10% of the present level at maximum. The highest quality fossil fuels, oil and natural gas, are already nearing decline and production will be dramatically decreased by mid century. Coal could be used a few decades longer, but with devastating effects on climate and pollution. Barring a wholly unexpected miracle, development of alternative sources of energy, including nuclear, will only replace a fraction of the ten terawatts of energy humans use now. Without the energy, the green revolution is over, food production will fall. Human population will have to decrease by billions, whether we like it or not.

This concept is so terrifying that most people are coping through denial, alcohol and drug abuse, consumerist hedonism, or waiting for the rapture. Yet without a plan, humanity is doomed to a horrible fate. Slavery, disease, suicide, genocide, famine, and cannibalism await well before the end of this century. William Stanton is courageous enough to voice a draconian but rational alternative. He advocates that societies that wish to endure the decline in energy resources with a decent standard of living embark on a drastic program of mandatory birth control, ban immigration, and prepare to defend their resources. This means the end of much of human liberty, but that will be gone in any case due to the struggle for survival.

Ironically, in this new Malthusian world, much of the current common moral code must be turned upside down. Both anti-abortionists and animal rights protestors could not be tolerated. People who have a religious mandate to have large families will not be the ideal, but the worst sort of enemy of the community. On the other hand, homosexual men and women who prefer military service or a working life to parenthood are ideal citizens.

The great wealth of the oil age allowed idealists to attain great influence. But that day has ended. The future belongs to the pragmatists that have carried our scrappy species through 10,000 generations, through the ice ages and eruptions of megavolcanoes. If you want your country to endure, your only grandchild to lead a cilivized life, take a deep breath and read William Stanton.