POPULATION GROWTH IN AUSTRALIA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNh6ApXa_KM Bob Carr, former Premier NSW, introducing “Overloading Australia” by Mark O’Connor and William Lines. Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FtoSqStdTU&feature=related Bob Carr introducing “Overloading Australia” Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J7BAGdS_3k&feature=related Mark O’Connor speaking on “Overloading Australia” Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J7BAGdS_3k&feature=related Mark O’Connor speaking on “Overloading Australia” Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQKNouysjKE&feature=related Clive Hamilton on Population, Peak Oil and climate change Part 1 at a SPA conference
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmX8Mv-sBIU&NR=1 Clive Hamilton on Population, Peak Oil and climate change Part 2 at a SPA conference
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO92kV6Z6HE&feature=related Clive Hamilton on Population, Peak Oil and climate change Part 3 at a SPA conference
These seven you-tubes demonstrate that, at least in Canada, we are not making effective use of this medium. People are weighted down with text, and can’t budget enough time to read what they aspire to read. One speaker here, Clive Hamilton, expressed his disappointment that his audience consisted of mostly “baby boomers”. We must therefore embrace the media that the young generation, with shorter attention spans, favours. A 4-10 minute you-tube can make quite an impact, and is more enticing to our target audience.
Unfortunately, many of the other SPA videos, although valuable in content, suffer from poor audio quality, so were not included here. But these are outstanding, and are of great relevance to Canada.
My instinct is to forward these, not to interested parties, but those who are paid by taxpayers to be interested, but aren’t. Specifically politicians of the centre-left like Canada’s NDP leader Jack Layton and the rest of his terminally stupid caucus. Attached would be some questions. Questions like “Why do you think Canada’s population overshoot is any less serious than Australia”s?” Or, “Do you even know what ‘carrying capacity’ means?” Or “Why is it that social democrats like Bob Carr and Kelvin Thomson grasp the concept but you and your brain-dead colleagues don’t?”. Or “Why is a so-called social democrat like you buying into the corporate agenda of expanding Canada’s population base?” Or “Are you the MP for Toronto-Danforth” or the MP for the United Nations?” But alas these questions would be directed to the wrong address, Parliament Hill. The place where people take no time to do their own research or thinking. The kind of people who only count votes and pander to the identity groups they believe deliver the votes for them. No, the people who need to see these you-tubes are the public at large, the electorate. Only the grass roots can form a constituency large enough to force MPs to listen.