Overpopulation scares — now featuring climate

From the 18th century’s Thomas Malthus to Paul Ehrlich’s “Modern Population Bomb”, alarmist warnings about overpopulation have been common; but now it appears the alleged threat of climate change is driving new population worries.

Writer Timothy Benson highlights a growing string of climate population scares. Including Bill Nye asking a TV panel if we should penalize people for having extra kids due to climate concerns and feminist Gloria Steinem saying that women being prevented from having abortions is leading to overpopulation and climate deprivation.

With one green group claiming we not only need a smaller carbon footprint but fewer human feet. It seems fear mongering over climate and Population is only likely to rise.

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David Rothbard

David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.