Americans have always been enamored with the British crown and the lives of the royals despite the bloody separation we forced upon them over two centuries ago.
But every once in a while they remind us of why we bothered with all the mess in the first place: they’re entirely detached from reality.
Enter Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, with his global wisdom this week in which he echoed the Gaia worship tendencies of his tree-hugging father and the Malthusian Kool-Aid drunkenness of his grandfather, who publicly advocated for limiting famliy size to combat overpopulation.
The fact of the matter is global population growth is severely leveling off precisely because few people across the developed world are having kids anymore.
When the Millennials begin to retire, we’ll likely find ourselves in an unsustainable situation in which we need more people, not fewer, to keep the whole thing rolling.
Demographics are falling off the cliff everywhere, Bill. Where’s a good English demographer when we need one?
Here’s more from the Telegraph…
rapidly growing human populations risk having a “terrible impact” on the world, the Duke of Cambridge has warned.
The Duke said that as a result, wildlife was being put under “enormous pressure” and called for the issue to be addressed with renewed vigour.
His concerns echo those of his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, who in 2011 advocated “voluntary family limitation” as a means of solving overpopulation, which he described as the biggest challenge in conservation.
His grandson, royal patron of the Tusk Trust, told the charity’s gala dinner in London that measures needed to be taken to save certain animal populations.
“In my lifetime, we have seen global wildlife populations decline by over half,” he said.