Fosgate I take it you know about sowing the seed, which is what the RC's did 1000 years ago and with the trade in slaves that were breeding themselves did rather well out of it as well as stealing their natural resources, so that is where the increase in growth came from originally. It then moved into the other areas such as Asia, by much the same means as an influence for a slave workforce in India and China (and the rest of Asia to a point) by British colonialists who had moved from religion to politics to continue the influence. It is why the RC church has the largest following around the world of any of the christian based religions.
You forget there are even more moslems, and their slave trading, plus TFR of double the Roman Catholics. The real geometric rise in population came with the usage of fossil fuels and industrialization. Then technology in medicine gave us less child mortality and longer lives, while wars became insufficient to stop the rise and became non or negatively selective. Religions, cultures, the wrong economic system, and general selfishness and ignorance with lack of foresight were all factors. It has gotten to the point that having any kids is helping us toward mass deaths starting in the 2030s and finishing with about 5% survivors from peak in the 2040s, around 2070. Then a level off while CAGW sets in more and more to AETM and the finish of the ELE started with the Folsom Point.
People will not do enough, in time, to prevent causing their own and millions of other species' extinction. It is sickening to have known since 1967, mistakenly thought better of people, and now come to this conclusion.
If you think rising gas and food prices are bad now, wait until 2015. AGW will keep making its relentless drive, too, faster and faster. Even total numbskulls will see it, but it will be too late to implement the needed changes that should have happened last century. You will see and know chaos.http://www.independent.co.uk/environmen ... 06484.html
and Ann, the moslems are much worse than the catholics who are very bad. Also evangelicals, baptists, and mormons are bad. Plus, government workers are bad. They get an automatic raise with more kids, and free medical.