Green Your Head: Overpopulation and Health

Infant mortality heavily impacts families around the world but is often overlooked due to myths of overpopulation and health-illiteracy surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. According to the Global Health Observatory, the infant mortality rate has decreased about 45% since 1990, but with an estimate of 4.5 million deaths under the age of one in 2015, more effective solutions are yet to be found. In developing countries such as Nepal, and especially in its poverty-stricken communities, the inhabitants tend to follow their own superstitious customs and home remedies. Already a country with a low GDP, low-income and unemployed families in villages cannot afford to see a specialist when the mothers are in labor. The lack of health institutions and hospitals in proximity to their homes, as well as the lack of access to a family physician further aggravates the issue. The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal recognizes that one of its biggest challenges is addressing how to reduce infant mortality, as well as maternal mortality.

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Infant mortality heavily impacts families around the world but is often overlooked due to myths of overpopulation and health-illiteracy surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. According to the Global Health Observatory, the infant mortality rate has decreased about 45% since 1990, but with an estimate of 4.5 million deaths under the age of one in 2015, more effective solutions are yet to be found. In developing countries such as Nepal, and especially in its poverty-stricken communities, the inhabitants tend to follow their own superstitious customs and home remedies. Already a country with a low GDP, low-income and unemployed families in villages cannot afford to see a specialist when the mothers are in labor. The lack of health institutions and hospitals in proximity to their homes, as well as the lack of access to a family physician further aggravates the issue. The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal recognizes that one of its biggest challenges is addressing how to reduce infant mortality, as well as maternal mortality.

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Robin,

Whether AGW is a serious problem or not depends on projections. The problem is that these projections ar extremely difficult to calculate with any certainty. We are relying on conjecture - it MAY be bad, as opposed to it WILL be bad.

Yet we KNOW global problems like poverty, overpopulation and health are real and impending and very bad problems that need fixing now. And so cheap energy is needed. Now.

We don't know yet if the oceans will become acidic and we will all die. Some people are leaping to that conclusion without scientific evidence. They claim thh barrier reef is dying from acid oceans, there is no such evidence. They claim a parallel with the PT extinction, there is no such link with paleoclimate data (at least not in scientific circles). These claims smack of alarmism, and most people don't believe it, and will not vote based on it.

is a very sensible article on overpopulation and health - a topic we all need to be more concerned about. Author Brian Krans writes:
The starvation, overpopulation and health problems are still very evident

The Effect of Overpopulation on Public Health | MPH Online

The WCVM’s involvement in clinics such as these is largely the result of ongoing research projects exploring canine overpopulation and health issues in rural, remote and Indigenous communities in the province.

ACTION to address the overpopulation and health problems of animals in underserved areas

Overpopulation: An Overlooked Factor in Global Health

More garbage from Greig! Is there any end to it?

"We are relying on conjecture - it MAY be bad, as opposed to it WILL be bad."
Almost a certainty. Ask any evolutionary biologist what environmental change means.

"Yet we KNOW global problems like poverty, overpopulation and health are real and impending and very bad problems that need fixing now. And so cheap energy is needed. Now."
What they need, more so than cheap energy, is stable government providing free health and education. Oh, and no wars. The best thing you can do is avoid companies which are exploiting 3rd world labour and resources. If you think that building a heap of coal-fired power plants in the Congo is going to solve the civil war, think again. Really, try to come up with some intelligent solutions for a change, rather than repeating the standard fossil fuel lobby propaganda.

"We don't know yet if the oceans will become acidic..."
A couple of basic formulas, taught in undergraduate chemistry. Yes, we do (unless we actually curtail CO2 emissions drastically). Soft drinks work on the same principle.

" They claim the barrier reef is dying from acid oceans, there is no such evidence."
No, most of the evidence points to unusual warming and high frequency of violent storms at this point. Ocean acidification is not (YET) considered a major driver to reef attrition.

"They claim a parallel with the PT extinction, there is no such link with paleoclimate data (at least not in scientific circles)."
Oh, really? You're an expert in palaeontology and can dispute all those papers which conclude that a massive warming event all but wiped out life on Earth? Please, do tell...

The current social well-being is directly related to overpopulation and health

National Geographic: Eye in the Sky--Overpopulation