Prince William argues for urgent depopulation efforts in Africa
According to a new report, Prince William warnedthat the growing population in Africa was a putting a lot of pressure on the natural world and even driving several animal species in Africa is putting a tremendous amount of pressure on the natural world and driving many species of animals to extinction
“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,” Prince William explained in an event hosted by Tusk Trust, a charity dedicated to protecting African wildlife species.
“There is no question that this increase puts wildlife and habitat under enormous pressure.”
Prince Williams continued saying that according to The Telegraph, “Urbanization, 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.”
He further added, “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.”
His father, Prince Charles, has also been vocal about his concerns over the population growth. In a 2010 speech at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, he warned that the world would face monumental problems as the population rockets. He cautioned that the earth no longer has the capacity to sustain every one of us, and at the same time, most of the world’s population is consuming resources at ‘western levels.’
“It would certainly help if the acceleration slowed down, but it would also help if the world reduced its desire to consume,” he said.
Sir Trevor McDonald, the Duke of Edinburgh also spoke on the issue of overpopulation in 2008.
“The food prices are going up – everyone thinks it's to do with not enough food, but it's really that demand is too great, too many people.”
The Duke saying that “It's a little embarrassing for everybody, no one quite knows how to handle it. Nobody wants their family life to be interfered with by the government.”
The idea of placing a limitation on the number of children women are allowed to birth as well as population control runs contrary to that America was built upon; values of liberty and individualism. The United States, as well as several other countries, agree that such an idea should be – and it is for the most part – rejected completely.
While it may not be one of the most pressing issues American politics has to contend with today, population control has unfortunately been a part of the societal thinking for decades largely due to the activities of the progressive left. They have been able to sneakily get the American people to agree with their ideas of population control without actually making any direct call for it. A surprise tactic that seems foreign to them, as they are usually more upfront and direct with whatever agenda they’re planning to see succeed.