David Attenborough would have you think that we have a serious overpopulation problem. Here is his latest article (Click on the picture), published in
Telegraph. Overpopulation is a myth!
The table below shows that Europe is heading for a serious implosion of population growth with much of Europe well below 2.1 children per woman, which is the replacement level. This is of real concern as it is leading to a top heavy population of older people and too few people of working age.
Some countries with very low population replacement levels are now doing much to try to encourage families to have more children; this would include countries that have used abortion to control population, such as China, Russia and Japan. Many people are not aware that Japan legalised abortion as early as 1949, over a decade before other industrialised countries.
It is true that fertility rates are higher in some parts of the world, particularly many African countries but it is not for the likes of David Attenborough, the Gates Foundation or anyone else to push fertility control on these countries with our superior, paternalistic attitudes and we certainly do not need the highly privileged David Attenborough obnoxiously describing human beings as "A plague on the earth."
There are many factors other than population growth that have led to much suffering in African countries, not least a historical exploitation of those countries by Western nations as well as corruption within, civil wars and more recently, the spread of Islam by terror groups that sees a constant movement of peoples with all the suffering that comes with living in a refugee status.