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 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"
By Steven Mosher and Anne Morse My guess is that you, gentle reader, will be as astonished as we were by the top-of-the-website New York Times article discrediting the population alarmism of the past fifty years. In “The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion” the newspaper has finally (several decades too late) thrown population control on …Continue reading "The New York Times Throws in the Towel on “Overpopulation”"
By Marcus Roberts Wow, the New York Times really has come over to the dark side. Last week I reported on an article from the grey lady about the German efforts to arrest its population decline that shows that the problem for so many countries isn’t a population explosion, but a population implosion (albeit in …Continue reading "Overpopulation fears betray an ignorance of human history"
By Wesley J. Smith Anti-humanists claim repeatedly that teeming humanity will soon overwhelm all other life on the planet, requiring immediate steps to dramatically depopulate. In this view, we are a scourge, the AIDS afflicting Gaia. Indeed, the plot of a recent A-List Hollywood movie–The Day the Earth Stood Still–had Keanu Reeves as the alien …Continue reading "The Overpopulation “Crisis” Peters Out"
By Steven Mosher, President Population Research Institute (PRI) We at PRI are proud to announce the sixth episode of our highly popular YouTube cartoon series. Called “Urbanization: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad City?” it talks about why people are crowding into cities in increasing numbers. Over the past hundred years, half the world’s population …Continue reading "PRI launches new POP101 episode on Megacities!"
By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Peter Singer is an Australian moral philosopher and currently Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. He is former editor of the Bioethics journal …Continue reading "Peter Singer backs abortion for curbing population growth"
By Dave Andrusko Before we finish our look at Steven Mosher’s opening address to the 42nd annual National Right to Life Convention, it’s important to remember you can purchase a CD or MP3 of this, and every other general session and workshop from the 2012 convention. To order the MP3 go to http://shop.nrlchapters.org. To order …Continue reading "What is airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Steven Mosher @ NRLC 2012,” Part 5"
By Dave Andrusko As a way of introducing you to some of the great presentations at the 2012 National Right to Life convention, National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias is using this week so share excerpts from Steven Mosher’s opening address. Mr. Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, addressed …Continue reading "What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Steven Mosher @ NRLC 2012,” Part 4"
By Dave Andrusko We are at the mid-week point of a five-part series based on the remarks delivered at the opening session of the 2012 National Right to Life Convention by Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute. He addressed the myth of overpopulation in a manner that the audience could easily follow and …Continue reading "What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Steven Mosher @ NRLC 2012,” Part 3"