Wednesday, 22 April 2015

It is not true that more people equals more pollution

Steve Mosher
" ... It is simply not true that more people equals more pollution ... " writes Steve Mosher and Anne Morse of the Population Research Institute (PRI) in a powerful, instructive, article A War on Maternity Waged in the Name of Mother Earth.

"We have twice as many people living in the United States as we did in the early seventies, yet the skies over our major cities are clearer now than they were a half century ago. This is because the internal combustion engines that power our motor vehicles are no longer spewing out thousands of tons of particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and other pollutants into the atmosphere as we drive. And this in turn is because we made a conscious decision to switch to cleaner burning fuels and install catalytic converters downstream from our engines ...

" ... No one can guarantee that any given infant will grow up to be a good conservationist, any more than any one can guarantee that any given infant will grow up into a happy well-adjusted adult. Everyone ... enjoys free will ... "

Population Research Institute has one of the best-informed, best-referenced websites in the world. It covers a huge amount of what all of us need to know and fully to understand in our struggle against the culture of death.

As I write this blogpost PRI is hosting an "Earth is for People Day" event where people can ask the president of PRI questions about the environment and population. PRI is answering questions from 10 am to 4 pm EST on Earth Day (i.e. from 3 pm today). SPUC's Fiorella Nash is tuning in. .. You can access the event here:

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