7 Billion and Counting. We must feed, house, provide energy and water, and more on the way!
In the year 1,000 there were just 300,000,000 people on earth. By 1600 it was 600,000, and by 1900 1.65 billion. Today 7 billion with the number 8 coming in as soon as 10 years.
China and India led the population boom for years, now it is coming from Sub Saharan Africa. Poverty, poor birth control, poor family planning, and some religions that promote more babies to grow their religion.
When we see that Europe and America as they became educated and affluent, made social and cultural decisions to limit the size of families, we also see that their quality of life, and prosperity have benefited. We understand that every human is precious, the most precious thing. But we also understand that starvation, riots, and conflict is coming because of:
1. Lack of water, depleting water, overuse of water. It might be said that we have the same amount of water on earth we have always had, we just have more people using it. More people in some places than there is water. This leads us to carefully consider new water systems such as municipal desalination system. See the excellent article on this subject at: http://www.bootheglobalperspectives.com/article.asp?offset=0&id=451)
2. Lack of food. Food production must go to near urban greenhouse systems, powered by solar energy. It can double the food production, while cutting food costs in 1/2. We are having food riots around the world because people cannot afford to feed their families. See the article on this subject at: http://www.bootheglobalperspectives.com/article.asp?offset=0&id=449 Better still see the U Tube Video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAxAnzAdO0g This is about a dairy with 5,000+ cows, 5500 acres of prime irrigated land, and nearly $1,000,000 worth of grain, for sale. Ideal for someone who wishes to take advantage of the rising food demand and prices worldwide.
3. Energy. While we appreciate the new technologies in natural gas, it is a short term reprieve that should give us time and money to develop renewable energy. Natural gas is a short term solution, but oil is depleting at 3 to 7% rates per year. Why depend upon coal, oil and gas, when we can harvest energy free from the sun and wind? We have defined this argument in over 360 publications and have used our personal savings to promote renewable energy. See:http://www.wind-inc.com
Ironic isn't it. Every time we run out of food, water and energy we create better ways to farm, or when there are plagues, we invest better health care. When we run out of water, we learn how to convert salt water to fresh economically. Thus, when we have disasters we find solutions, but now our solutions are leading to disaster, riots, wars, conflicts and starvation, because of the increased life span and population. It calls for serious ethical studies of social engineering.
The fact is that as higher standards of living, better education and better health care reach more parts of the world, the rates of fertility — and population growth — have started to slow down, but only in those target areas. The masses of third world nations are not there yet.
Expert forecasts suggest the world population could reach 8 billion in a decade and hit a peak of 10.1 billion by 2100 before beginning to decline. But exact numbers and variables could easily mean a population of 15 billion by the end of the century.
This is why the $43,000,000 dairy that includes 6,000 head of cattle, 5800 acres of prime irrigated land, and one of the most modern dairy operations in the nation makes an attractive investment. 7 Billion to feed. Prices are destined to rise. Those who produce food should do very well in the next decade. Check out this property at: http://www.bbarealty.com
We will repeat the point. Our efforts on wind power, food production, renewable energy and desalination water systems are alive and we are simply challenging community and political leaders to plug in. We can be of help to you and want to help! Ben Boothe, Sr. 800-379 8048 ext 101
See Video on Dairy, Cattle and Farm Investment: