I thought that the purpose of environmentalism was to preserve the world for future generations. This "population policy" makes the future generations the problem-- which is just flawed. We should limit consumption, not people.
This is just a rehash of Malthusian ideas, which have racism at their core--because it is only 'certain' people who 'that many' children, not the 'educated, well off people.' It is the global north putting its problems on the global south.
The management of resources has more to do with policies rather then quantity of people-- food policy that is rediculous, development policies that mandate a certain number of parking spaces per unit rather then land to grow food within the city, etc.
the Pacific Institute has rescently shown that our water consumption is delcining, even though population is increasing--so it doesn't necessarily mean that greater population means greater consumption. This is a very shallow assumption, and I'd like to hear some real figures--not just assumptions. All I've heard so far is just a dressing up of Malthus and not much more...
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