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Congressman Wants Overpopulation Myth To Be Taught In Schools

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Describes idea of limiting global population as “lowest hanging fruit”

Steve Watson
Thursday, Sept 22nd, 2010

A Democratic Congressman has called for schools and centres of education to “promote the agenda” of climate change and the idea that unfettered population growth is killing the planet.

Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) made the comments at a conference hosted by the U.S. Education Department earlier this week.

In an interview with CNS News at the meeting titled “Sustainability Education Summit: Citizenship and Pathways for a Green Economy”, Sarbanes said:

“…whether it’s climate change, whether it’s population growth, whether it’s all these factors that impact the health of our world, raising that awareness early among young people is only going to promote the agenda.”

“… it’s going to raise that awareness of climate change that, in turn, I think, can make them stewards, stakeholders in policy changes we have to make to try to address climate change going forward and so, another wonderful result that you can yield if you do this environmental education.”

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In other words, indoctrinate them when they’re kids, then they will support endless bloated government taxation schemes in the name of saving the planet.

“Like I keep saying over and over again, if you get young people invested in those ideas early on, that will result in those kinds of positive policy developments,” Sarbanes added.

When the CNS interviewer asked the Congressman if he supported White House science czar John P. Holdren’s stated wish to see limitations on world population growth – outlined in numerous writings including his 1972 publication ‘Ecoscience’ – Sarbanes replied:

“Sure, there’s so much we can do in terms of reducing our consumption of natural resources and that’s the lowest hanging fruit right? To implement conservative measures and so forth and again young people are in a position to help drive that new way of thinking.”

Watch the interview below:

As we have continually highlighted, any dangers associated with overpopulation are the stuff of fantasy, cooked up by elite wannabe social engineers such as the Club of Rome.

In reality, by 2020 population will stabilize and by 2050 the global population will start to decline at an alarming rate, with the replacement rate for humans dropping below 2.1. The United Nations’ own studies confirm this to be the case.

The desire to see depopulation instituted as policy has more in common with the discredited pseudo-philosophy of Malthus than it does any basis in scientific fact.

Related Reading: Global Warming Alarmist Calls For Eco-Gulags To Re-Educate Climate Deniers

Related Reading: Most Influential Environmentalists Share Mass-Murder Advocating Green Nazi’s Philosophy


Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor at Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and regular contributor to Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.

This article was posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 10:12 am

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