The Prince of Wales has called for greater population control in the developing world and hailed the success of “family planning services” in some countries.
He said more needs to be done because of the “monumental” problems that face the environment as population numbers “rocket” and traditional societies become more consumerist. There needed to be more “honesty” about the fact the “cultural” pressures keep the global birth rate high.
The Prince also said the traditional religious views of the sanctity of life, which are often used to oppose the use of condoms and other contraceptives, must be balanced with the imperative to live within the limits of nature.
His comments, made in an important speech on Islam and the environment, will be seen as controversial within both the green lobby and some religious circles.
Although the heir to the throne is a long-standing champion of ecological causes and the benefits of faith, some believe that Western commentators do not have the right to tell residents of less wealthy nations that they should have fewer children or consume less in order to keep carbon emissions down. Many of the world’s great religions, meanwhile, oppose the widespread use of contraception.
First telling us to follow the 'Islamic way' to save the World, and now telling people in the developing world to stilt their populations with birth control, and (be spiritually in the dark). This man is unreal.
The overpopulation myth is one of the most heinous myths ever put on the human race, right now not only is the world not overpopulated it has the opposite problem, because all the fertility rates are falling dramatically, precisely cause of abortion and contraception which enters these cultures which changes their mentalities towards marriage and family, we don't have any country in the world that is overpopulated, poor, yes, but poverty is not the cause of overpopulation, a lot of people blame overpopulation as the cause of poverty but in reality poverty is caused by corrupt governments, lack of correct distribution.