Obesity we are told after climate change is becoming one of the biggest threats to humanity. I'm not sure either of these two things are really as much of a threat to the survival of the human race as thought in fact they may be our savior in the long run. Now I'm going to be even more controversial, because having given birth to six children I'm going to sound like a big fat hypocrite, but here goes. The biggest threat to humanity is humanity, we simply are over populating and that is the crux of the matter. The seemingly speeding up of Global warming is the symptom of human over population.
Yep, I'm a hypocrite. I have six children, never in my wildest dreams had I ever put any thought into having children let alone six until I meet David. Yes, it is all David's fault, he switched on a very strong desire to reproduce together, which until I met him must of been laying dormant. But like being obese does not mean you cannot express an opinion about over eating, because I have six children does not mean I cannot express an opinion about over population. Just as the obese person has a high drive to seek food and eat, I had a high drive to seek David and procreate. I could try and exonerate here with telling you how wonderful I am as a mother and how each of my children will be such wonderful human beings etc etc, but the fact would remain I still have six children. What was I thinking. The problem is that I probably was not thinking.
Now we have got the hypocrite thing out the way, lets look at why I put the premise that climate change and obesity may be the savior of humanity. Most people talk about saving the world, but humans really don't need to worry about little old earth, because whatever happens to us, earth will be rolling on doing its thing way after we have disappeared. The problem we have now is that our population expansion is coming to a point that we cannot sustain ourselves. Not that earth is going to cease to exist, we are going to cease to exist. Things are going to have to give.
Climate change is a multi billion money spinner now. The climate has been changing since this old rock formed and the doomsters have been predicting the end of the world since humans have been able to strike the fear of God into humanity and as I say above we do not need to fear the end of the world, just maybe the end of a world that can sustain humans. If the climate changes as the doomsters prophecies predict, this will mean that a reduction in human population is inevitable, as the land mass gets swallowed up by the sea reclaiming it and weather conditions become harder to grow food. See it ain't all bad.
As for obesity, if it gets a move on, we may not have to worry much about climate change. Obesity like climate change is also becoming a multi billion money spinner and has been caused by many factors, one being our success in sourcing food along with a less manual world which we are not evolved to. Most humans still have the drives of an old world, where food was scarce. We have a high drive to seek out sugar, salt and fat, and the food industries are only to happy to help us all fulfill those primal drives and more. I'm not a fat shamer, I just think it is a shame that the human race is becoming so fat. Being fat does not gross me out and if being fat had no side effects it would not be an issue. I think there is nothing more lovely than being cuddled or cuddling someone with a bit of extra insulation, but I watch and see how over time it can have catastrophic effects on the health and well being of these people, my Mum included.
One effect of being obese is reduced fertility. Now this is my theory on obesity. If left unchecked it will be a culler of the human population, as each generation we see is becoming over weight earlier in life, It is already causing fertility problems and as time goes by this will increase. Left to its own devises obesity may naturally breed itself out of the human population and in doing so would also give a reduction in population that make it sustainable. That's if you believe it is just down to a genetic predisposition.
I think it is partly genetic, but it also is down to educating and supporting people, and will power as so many things often are.. Who the fuck thought putting chocolate in cereal was a positive move for children and although you don't have to buy chocolate cereal for your children, the food companies don't have to put chocolate in the cereal in the first place. You know some people think that food companies care about their customers and if told on the side of a bottle of Cherryade that it counts as one of your five aday (What a con that is by food companies) it actually is, because that bottle of Cherryade was on a lorry that happened to pass a cherry orchard. So when you are filling little Jack or Emma with those fatty and sugary highly processed food and drinks, sit back and just think in the long run you might just be saving the human race.
See I don't believe in Gods, I believe in chance and if we don't buck are ideas up there is a big chance sooner rather than later we ain't going to be here as a species any more. A lot of humans really struggle with the idea that this is all chance. We are so wrapped up in our own self importance that we have to believe our existence has to be more than just chance. Some are even so vain to think that there is a creator and they are made in its image, how absurd is that, because weighing up all probability you have just read this waffle by chance, not because some creator put things in motion that lead you to this point.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.