There is too much ‘over population’ propaganda coming from too many people who really should know better. Yes, people like you David Attenborough. ‘We are a plague on the Earth’??? Is that what you think of humanity?
The ‘Network for Church Monitoring’ (see above link) promote the mantra that ‘religions’ are causing over-population and that poor people MUST stop breeding! Yes, some religions are stupid, some promote breeding to increase their numbers, but they aren’t the main reason people have big families. The main reason is poverty. Parents NEED many hands to forage, grow plants, tend flocks, look after them in their old age, etc, etc.. it is the desperation of poverty that drives population.
More successful countries with better social provision create populations that are not driven by desperation and need less children. To underscore this correlation look at third world countries that begin to prosper and provide, equality, security, social support and you will see that a reducing population follows. Some EU countries are experiencing NEGATIVE population growth and without immigration their economies would COLLAPSE!
The ‘stop breeding’ proponents amongst us have simply swallowed the lies of the 1%, who now own nearly 50% of the world’s resources. They buy up resources, to create artificial scarcity, to ramp up prices to create more profit. Meanwhile, the poorest 50% of the world must try to survive on 1% of the world’s resources! The 1% and their corporate oligarchy are THE major cause of starvation. The 1% starve millions of people to DEATH every year.
TAX the 1% back to being mere millionaires and give the poorest half of the world THEIR half of the planets resources, so they are no longer desperate… and watch the population growth fall.
Humanity is NOT a ‘plague’, we are simply ‘infected’… but THAT is curable.
BLAME THE RIGHT PEOPLE FOR POVERTY AND STARVATION