Prince William pushed a message of population control during a gala Thursday in London, England.
The Daily Mail reports the British royal family has been advocating for population control during the past decade, claiming the world will face “monumental” problems if the human population continues to grow.
The century-old claims about a depletion of resources and other dire circumstances resulting from the earth’s growing human population have not come true; but that has not stopped some of the world’s elite from continuing to push the message.
Speaking during the Tusk gala Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge said the growing human population is damaging the environment, and more must be done reverse the trend.
“In my lifetime, we have seen global wildlife populations decline by over half,” Prince William said. “We are going to have to work much harder and think much deeper, if we are to ensure that human beings and the other species of animal with which we share this planet can continue to co-exist.
“Africa’s rapidly growing human population is predicted to more than double by 2050, a staggering increase of three and a half million people per month.
“There is no question that this increase puts wildlife and habitat under enormous pressure. Urbanisation, infrastructure development, cultivation—all good things in themselves, but they will have a terrible impact unless we begin to plan and to take measures now.”
Interestingly enough, Prince William and his wife, Kate, have faced criticism from population control groups for having children. The royal couple is expecting their third child next spring.
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Christine Rousselle, a web editor with Townhall.com, wrote earlier this year:
According to data from the World Bank, the U.K. and the rest of Europe is currently reproducing at below replacement-level fertility, which means that there’s no chance that the continent is going to be overpopulated at any point in the near or distant future. If anything, it’d be a positive thing for Will and Kate to give birth to a station wagon full of tiny royal babies–the nation needs more people in order to stay financially solvent. (Looking at you, Japan.)
Overpopulation is a myth that largely is spread mostly by the world’s elite. They have been predicting a depletion of natural resources and destruction of the environment for more than a century, but their predictions have not come true yet. At the same time, resulting population control measures have led to horrendous abuses, including forced sterilizations and forced abortions. Some of the worst abuses come out of China, where, under its one child policy, women are forcibly sterilized and forced to abort their unborn babies through all nine months of pregnancy.