Mentioning the environment is ok, but you can't talk about the elephant in the room of above replacement population growth. I thought only George W. Bush though birth control was evil?
Hillary Clinton tries to silence Bindi Irwin on population growth | News.com.auThe young conservationist, daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, was asked to write 800-1000 words on why she had chosen to devote her life's work to wildlife conservation.
The piece was supposed to be published in the December issue titled Go Wild Coming Together for Conservation as part of Secretary Clinton's endangered species initiative.
But after writing exactly 1000 words urging society to address overpopulation, the former first lady's department returned it for final approval with most of it edited out.
She's completely right too. Overpopulation is leading to famine and resource conflict in areas where there is massive population growth. For example, in sub-saharan Africa the population was 100 million in 1900, 700 million in 2005 and is projected to reach 2 billion before 2050. If poverty is already an issue then that's hardly sustainable? As David Attenborough points out:
Making contraception available and educating women should be a priority for aid agencies. Otherwise there will be major resource conflict ahead.Sir David, who is a patron of the Population Matters, has spoken out before about the “frightening explosion in human numbers” and the need for investment in sex education and other voluntary means of limiting population in developing countries.
“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.”