The Myth of Overpopulation

One of the frequent cries of many on the left is that the world is overpopulated.  The latest hysterical outburst on this matter came from Sir David Attenborough, a recent patron of "The Optimum Population Trust."  The 86-year-old Attenborough, who has a degree in natural sciences and is a former senior manager of the BBC, is a high priest among earth-worshiping liberals. Attenborough, famous mostly for his Life documentaries, declared, "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[.]" Nothing could be farther from the truth.  When it comes to "sheer space" and "places to grow food," we have barely touched what the earth has available.  Given that the earth contains just north of 7 billion people, the entire population of the planet could easily fit into...(Read Full Article)

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