Tuesday, 1 November 2011

7th billion baby - a media con

This story about the birth of the seven billionth person on earth is sad - pathetically sad. Let's look at the facts:

1 - how many babies are born in Africa and in poverty stricken Countries alike every year that we never hear about and are probably never recorded?

2 - can these statisticians really keep up with births and deaths so accurately? After all if the UK cannot get it's NHS computer system to work how can it be assessed worldwide?

3. This poor baby will live with this until the day it dies - no-one has considered the psychological affects this will have

4. this is a celebration of birth and population growth - it has overshadowed the fact there are babies dying of starvation, but oh well - at least human numbers are growing

If that's not enough, stupid parents across the world are fighting for their babies recognition as the 7 billionth born. Seriously - if we are still killing each other, people are dying from starvation, homelessness or the cold we don't deserve to celebrate - we should hang our heads in shame http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2055667/World-population-Philippines-baby-Danica-7-billionth-human-born.html

While we populate the planet the planet struggles to deal with changing environments, loss of habitats and climate change.

Oh forget it - all hail the 7 billionth baby!