Over-population is the real cause of climate change – it's killing us all off
Published 23/04/2014 | 02:30
Despite all the warnings of global warming and imminent disaster, it is unlikely that we will change our ways until a real catastrophe actually occurs.
We have all read about the storms, droughts, melting ice caps and rising sea levels occurring worldwide, while here in Ireland, during last winter's floods and gales, we experienced a small foretaste of what might well become the norm.
But are we prepared to do anything meaningful about it?
Probably not, is the simple answer.
A lot of hot air will be generated during debates, but if changing the way we behave requires a reduction in our living standards, then nothing will happen.
If the worst occurs and the prophets of doom are proved correct, by then it will probably be too late. Our children will be faced with wars, famine and destitution as strong nations attempt to take over the scarce resources available in other countries and in the poorer areas of the globe, people will simply starve.
The remarkable thing is that the real cause of global warming is rarely mentioned. It is the elephant in the room. Everyone can see it but no one wants to speak about it, presumably because this subject is a contentious one and challenges the core beliefs of many religions.
The undeniable fact is that we, the human race, are the cause of our own difficulties and unless we reduce our numbers, we will self-destruct.