Episode 51: "Overpopulation 101 for Politicians"

51 Overpopulation 101 for Politicians Subtitle	What Every Politician Needs to Know

Is an advertising battle brewing? A member of Canada’s parliament has promised to run “pro-family” ads on buses in Vancouver in response to recent ads about overpopulation. Garnett Genuis has a problem with the One Planet, One Child billboard campaign, which supports informed decisions and celebrates small-family choices in the interest of reversing population growth and achieving a sustainable population.

In this episode, the World Population Balance team reviews remarks Mr. Genuis recently made to the House of Commons. We take particular exception to the notion of pursuing population growth in order to raise taxes. It’s been far too easy to get hooked on a pyramid scheme to fund social programs – where each generation must be larger than the last. We review the many reasons this is ill-advised on a full planet, not respectful of humanity, and just plain wrong. Every elected official needs to hear this episode.

Spot the ads and we’ll send you a T-shirt. Genuis has indicated he’ll run this ad on Vancouver buses:

If you spot the ad, please send us a photo and/or video of it. We’ll send a free One Planet, One Child t-shirt to anyone providing us with decent quality photos or video.

Sustainable Population Meetup: Gather virtually with like-minded activists. Saturday, November 14, 2020. More information and registration

Planet in Crisis, a pre-COP event hosted by Scientists Warning Europe: Population is the topic on day three of this free virtual event. Dave Gardner, co-host of this podcast and executive director of World Population Balance, will be one of the presenters. More information and registration 

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This episode was published October 26th, 2020.