Perhaps people born since the 70’s have been so brainwashed that they are unaware of, or are critical of, the need to fight back against vast population disaster swallowing our planet.
There are many forms of denial; denial of human overpopulation is coming into vogue. Get a load of this OP/ED in today’s L.A. Times, reminiscent of 1984:
Now that China has laid to rest its infamous “one-child” rule, it’s time to retire the “population bomb” fears that inspired it.
The one-child rule grew from a population panic in the 20th century, when human numbers were growing at a faster rate than ever before (or since). The increase conjured a dystopian hell of environmental destruction, resource shortages and massive human suffering.
[Not to mention, non-human species extinctions. Then there’s carbon pollution (both of which Paul Ehrlich mentioned in his book and are directly related to overpopulation) . Has this editor tried to drive the LA freeway lately?…]