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Topics: environmentalism

The Earth is Not “Sick” and Mankind is Thriving as Never Before



As the father of nine children, I am necessarily no fan of “out-of-control consumerism.” On the home front, our “consumerism,” such that it is, is rationed to meet our needs, not our wants. Nor could we be accused of being members of a “throwaway culture”, since we throw very little away. In fact, our unofficial family motto is “Use it up, wear it out; make do or do without.” Our children have to “make do” …

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A War on Maternity Waged in the Name of Mother Earth



I often come across persons who attempt to justify forced abortion, sterilization, and contraception because “We (that is, human beings) are destroying the planet”. They view people as pollution, and argue that it is necessary to violate reproductive rights to protect the planet from the beings who are despoiling it. Yet that logic is intrinsically flawed. Let us put it this way. Which of these do not belong: nitrous oxide, methane, Homo sapiens, or carbon …

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Let’s All Celebrate “Earth is for People Day”



The Population Research Institute is hosting an “Earth is for People Day” event to celebrate people and humanity’s relationship to the environment. The president of PRI, Steven Mosher, will be answering questions on-line and spreading the message that protecting the environment should mean protecting people as well. The event will be on Earth Day at 10am EST and can be accessed here: https://www.facebook.com/events/375309469320756/ “Human beings are not the enemy of the environment, but are the …

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The Numbers Don’t Lie: Babies are Blessings for Everyone



$217,000 is a large chunk of change. You could buy a mining ghost town in California, a new Bentley, or the designer wedding dress of Princess Marie-Chantal for that amount of money. $217,000 also happens to be the net financial benefit to society if you become a parent, according to a recent study by Lee et al. Economists, who have a penchant for coining arcane jargon, call this 217K the net fiscal externality of becoming …

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Population Controllers Tout New Tool: Overconsumption



When a journalist on the panel said he didn’t see “how to get the rich world to consume less,” Ramdas said: “You force it… you can force women to have less children, you can force people to consume less… Suck it up!”

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We’re In For A Scary Halloween (If You Listen to the Population Controllers)



United Nations bureaucrats, demonstrating their usual flair for ham-handed propaganda, have tagged October 31 as “The Day of Seven Billion.” Apparently they want us to view the arrival of the seven billionth person on the planet with the same dread that medieval villagers felt for ghosts, witches and warlocks. We refuse.

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For the Record…



Colin Mason, Media Director for the Population Research Institute (PRI), reacted to a recent Financial Post article which called for a world-wide adoption of China’s one-child policy by saying that its implementation would be suicidal… …“The repeated attempts of certain environmentalists to link climate change directly to human population would be laughable, if it had not already led to such horrendous practices as China’s one-child policy,” Mason told CNA. “As someone who has done extensive, …

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Popcorn: Environmentalism: Just as Boring as You Remember, Except More



What’s the opposite of a fan? Well, I have one of those. For the purposes of charity, we’ll give him a new name: Blake. A year and a half ago, Blake sent me a polite email requesting that we remove a picture that we currently had on our web site—a picture of a happy family with three children. Blake insisted that, “by showing two children in that picture, you present a sustainable future for all …

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