PRI President Steven W. Mosher denounced the myth of overpopulation and the threat posed by the population control movement on human life at the International Conference on Population Control (ICPC) earlier this week. Mosher made it clear that poverty, not the number of people, is the cause of hunger and environmental degradation.
“There is no basis for saying that overpopulation is the cause of hunger,” Mosher said addressing the ICPC, “There is no basis for claiming that overpopulation even exists.”
“We now grow 70% more food on only slightly more land than we grew in 1960. That is to say, we’ve almost doubled food production on the same amount of land over the last 55 years,” Mosher said.
“It’s poverty that’s the enemy of the environment, not people,” Mosher said, “It’s poverty that leads the poor to cut down the last tree as they have in Haiti to use to build their house or cook their food; it’s poverty that leads them to pollute the water that they need to drink because they can’t afford to dig a well or build a sewage treatment plant.”
The Conference aired online to a worldwide audience from October 17-19 and brought together an all-star lineup of speakers to discuss the threats population control poses to life, the Catholic faith, and to fundamental human rights.
Mosher’s talk, titled “Environmentalism and Climate Change as an Avenue for Population Control,” discussed the population control movement’s use—and abuse—of legitimate environmental issues and global climate change to advance an anti-people agenda.
“This is a myth that kills,” Mosher said, “This is ultimately about radical environmentalist thinking…they have seized on global warming as an excuse to justify their war on people, to promote abortion, sterilization, contraception around the world.”
In addition to PRI President Steven Mosher, other featured speakers at the ICPC included His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, Michael Hichborn, President of the Lepanto institute, Fr. Shenan Boquet, President of Human Life International, Judie Brown, President of the American Life League, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, former President of the Vatican Bank, John-Henry Westen, Editor-In-Chief of LifeSiteNews and more.
You can also read a brief summary of some of the highlights from Steve Mosher’s talk at the International Conference on Population Control in an article featured this week in LifeSiteNews.