Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment
Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment


Paul Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich, John Holdren




Birth Control, Population control, World governance, Social engineering, Forced sterilization, Sterilants



Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment is a textbook co-written by Paul Ehrlich, John Holdren and Anne Ehrlich. It was published in 1978.

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On individual rights and the need to curtail them Edit

"Individual rights must be balanced against the power of the government to control human reproduction. Some people - respected legislators, judges, and lawyers included - have viewed the right to have children as a fundamental and inalienable right. Yet neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution mentions a right to reproduce. Nor does the UN Charter describe such a right, although a resolution of the United Nations affirms the "right responsibly to choose" the number and spacing of children (our emphasis).

In the United States, individuals have a constitutional right to privacy and it has been held that the right to privacy includes the right to choose whether or not to have children, at least to the extent that a woman has a right to choose not to have children. But the right is not unlimited. Where the society has a "compelling, subordinate interest" in regulating population size, the right of the individual may be eliminated." - p838[1]

Control/ownership of the air, atmosphere and the climate Edit

"Should a Law of the Sea be successfully established, it could serve as a model for a future Law of the Atmosphere to regulate the use of airspace, to monitor climate change, and to control atmospheric pollution." - p943[2]

On a 'planetary regime' Edit

"Perhaps those agencies, combined with UNEP and the United Nations population agencies, might eventually be developed into a Planetary Regime—sort of an international superagency for population, resources, and environment. Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable, at least insofar as international implications exist. Thus the Regime could have the power to control pollution not only in the atmosphere and oceans, but also in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes that cross international boundaries or that discharge into the oceans. The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade, perhaps including assistance from DCs to LDCs, and including all food on the international market.

The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries' shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits." - p943[3]

Links Edit

John Holdren, Obama's Science Czar, says: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save the planet

Copy of the full text

Scans of Individuals Pages with highlights the Public Should Read:

Ecoscience: One (Various pages in book - topics will astound you. Many highlighted.) 

Ecoscience: Two (Chapter 13 - Population Policy - This begins the most stunning part of book) 

Ecoscience: Three (Chapter 12 Transition of book starts in this chapter, and 13 cont'd) 

Ecoscience: Four (Chapter 13 completed) 

Ecoscience: Five (Chapter 14 - Changing American Institutions) 

Ecoscience: Six (Chapter 14 continued) 

Ecoscience: Seven (Chapter 14 continued) 

Ecoscience: Eight (Understanding Environment Disruption) 

Ecoscience: Nine - Religion/Paganism

Ecoscience: Ten - Epidemics and Climate

Ecoscience: Eleven - Constitution References

Ecoscience: Twelve - Fairness Doctrine

Ecoscience: Thirteen - Disarmament

Ecoscience: Law Of The Sea

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