The Case against “Culling the Herd” By John Stonestreet with Roberto Rivera According to news reports, there’s at least one bright spot amidst all the COVID-19 bad news: The planet is beginning to heal itself. With those pesky and invasive humans stuck at home, animals are reclaiming wild spaces (and even city streets) and, of …Continue reading "Fewer Humans Won’t Heal the Planet"
A Call to Love, Sacrifice, and Hope By John Stonestreet with G. Shane Morris A recent open letter from the Alliance of World Scientists began this way: “We declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world…that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.” The letter is filled with urgent language and what …Continue reading "“The Gift of Children” confronts calls for state-run population control"
By Steven W. Mosher, President, Population Research Institute Editor’s note. This article originally appeared on the New York Post  and is reposted with Mr. Mosher’s permission Bernie Sanders is a real blast from the past. Not only does the aging pol peddle failed socialist ideas that are better at producing tyranny than prosperity, now …Continue reading "Why Bernie Sanders’ ‘overpopulation’ theory is total bunk"
Politicians are backing a bill which orders civil servants to stop at two By William Huang On August 15 Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped out to the Red Fort in the Indian capital of New Delhi as a newly empowered man, after the landslide election win of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). His …Continue reading "India is obsessed with over-population. It should learn from China’s mistakes"
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks that childlessness may be a good thing By Michael Cook New York’s celebrity Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently told her 2.7 million followers on Instagram that it was a “legitimate question” to ask whether they should have children in an age of looming climate disasters. “Our planet is going to face disaster …Continue reading "75,528 reasons why AOC is wrong about not having kids"
Editor’s note. The following editorial appears in the January issue of The Interim, a prominent pro-life Canadian publication, and is reposted with permission. We recently reviewed Population Bombed: Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and Climate Change in these pages (“Persistently incorrect population worries,” October), in which authors Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak argue that concerns …Continue reading "Eliminate humanity for the good of the planet?"
By John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris No one wants their kids to grow up to become criminals. But for some, their crime is simply existing. Children are some of the greatest blessings in life. They teach you that the world doesn’t revolve around you, they bring endless joy and opportunities for character development, and …Continue reading "Banning Babies? Humans Are the Solution, Not the Problem"
This discredited shibboleth won’t die By Marcus Roberts One of the ideas that this blog is trying to combat is the doom-mongering of those preaching the overpopulation panic. Although it has died down a fair bit since Paul Ehrlich published “The Population Bomb” in the 1960s, and indeed even since we started writing on this …Continue reading "Shock! Horror! Arghhhh! Overpopulation!"
By Matthew Balan On Monday’s Today, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie and Tom Hanks boosted the supposed crisis of overpopulation, which is part of the plot of the actor’s new movie, Inferno. Guthrie touted “Malthusian theory” during the interview. Hanks revealed that a former professor of his introduced him to “the concept that eventually, the world will …Continue reading "NBC’s Guthrie, Tom Hanks Hype Overpopulation: ‘The Math Does Add Up’"
By Dave Andrusko Over at clinicquotes.com, one of my favorite pro-life sites, Sarah Terzo quotes Garrett Hardin, an ardent and influential pro-abortionists in the 1960s and 70s [“Abortion – or Compulsory Pregnancy?” Journal of Marriage and the Family 30, 1968, 250] Hardin said “Whether the fetus is or is not a human being is a …Continue reading "Alive, dead, it’s all a matter of opinion, famous pro-abortionist insists"
By Wesley J. Smith Scientific American has actually published a column that supports a proper morality. And by Michael Shermer, no less! Shermer identifies Malthusianism as one of the most destructive forces ever to infect science. From, “Why Malthus is Still Wrong”: On the negative side of the ledger are the policies derived from the …Continue reading "Yes, Repudiate Malthus"
A fascinating history in old news report footage. By Shannon Roberts Editor’s note. The New York Times describes the mission of its “learning network” blog as “offer[ing] rich and imaginative materials for teaching and learning using New York Times content. Every weekday we offer new educational resources based on the articles, photographs, videos, illustrations, podcasts …Continue reading "Population panic"