Thursday, September 06, 2007

Population Scaremongering and the Human Future

Colin Mason of the Population Research Institute (PRI), in an article posted at, analyzes why some prominent environmental groups are obsessed with population control issues (tied to contraception and abortion), even while this 'over-population threat' has no basis in reality.
Why do environmentalists consistently promote population control? In part this is yet another holdover from the radical sixties. Paul Ehrlich's risible "population bomb" thesis lives on in the minds of these aging activists, whose remain in thrall to doomsday scenarios of total environmental collapse caused by burgeoning human numbers. They remain oblivious to the countless demographic studies that have proven such fears baseless.

And as I've written here before, the resources of the Solar System and beyond are a blessing for us to provide for the countless members of future generations.

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