Having toured most of the National Parks in the Western states last year and seen dead and dying trees and the dearth of wildlife in and around these parks, the effects of global warming hit home.
Pinebark beetles and other pests and diseases, fires and droughts, the results of global warming, are commonly blamed for the deforestation and disappearing wildlife. But we witnessed further destruction of these resources by hunting, lumbering, acid rain, road kills and other impacts seldom talked about. Traffic jams pointed to the increasing environmental problems of more and more people using these resources.
When will we begin to talk about human overpopulation, the major cause of global warming? Instead of talking about its upside, we see documentaries condemning China's "One Child Policy", the predictable effects of uncontrolled population growth in China's past from whom many Chinese are now suffering.
Will criticism's of China's One Child Policy lead to its retraction resulting in further uncontrolled population growth? In the past population was controlled by war and disease. Is this what critics want to go back to?