David Attenborough, the BBC naturalist and patron of the eugenics group Population Matters, has described the human race as a plague on Earth, demanding that population controls be put in place.
“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now.”
“We keep putting on programmes about famine in Ethiopia; that’s what’s happening. Too many people there. They can’t support themselves — and it’s not an inhuman thing to say. It’s the case. Until humanity manages to sort itself out and get a coordinated view about the planet it’s going to get worse and worse.”
Protect the Pope comment: Why is it that rich and privileged environmentalists such as David Attenborough, Prince Philip and Prince Charles, insist that the world’s poor should limit the size of their families rather than the world’s rich should tackle their waste of the world’s resources, such as the 1.3 billion tonnes of food wasted around the world each year? Is it that forcing condoms and pills on the poor is much easier than getting the rich and privileged to change our self-indulgent life styles?