It would be possible to assemble a collection of desperate images, but this one will suffice for now: Its shows a refugee from Guinea hiding under a car bonnet. Note that the caption in The Age likens this to smuggling from East Berlin, but that is a few kilometres. This refugee is reported as from Guinea. He may have hoped to cross thousands of kms hidden that way.
See my forthcoming blog on the "Cornucopian Enchantment" for more references, also my PhD thesis: "Inequality and Sustainability" published in 2002. See especially, Julian Simon, Bjorn Lomborg and D Gale Johnson, as examples of complacency. See Paul Ehrlich, Maurice King and Tony McMichael as counter-examples; far more rational and realistic views shared too by Frank Fenner, though Frank published little on this. See also the Rockefeller Foundation/Lancet commission on Planetary Health.
This refugee crisis could herald civilisation's collapse, but it could presage an awakening to the reality of limits to growth and the associated reality of human carrying capacity. We must not lose hope.