Environmental alarmists are trotting out the tired trope that growing human populations threaten the end of the world. In this case, they’re not claiming overpopulation threatens humanity due to using up finite resources, but rather because human greenhouse gas emissions are causing catastrophic climate change. Today’s guests, Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak, are authors of the book “Population Bombed!: Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and Climate Change.” The authors explain why population growth is not causing dangerous climate change nor is it bad outright.
In reality, an increasing population with longer average lifespans only improves humanities rate of discovering new resources to use and technologies to improve lives. Plus, environmental stewardship will improve as a result.