Socialist Sanders Pushes ‘Population Control’ as Part of Climate Agenda

2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is openly advocating for population control as part of his bizarre agenda to fight global warming.

Earlier this year he was speaking to an audience at the CNN townhall when a spectator asked him about “educating everyone on the need to curb population growth.”

The person inquired, “Human population growth has more than doubled in the past 50 years. The planet cannot sustain this growth. I realize this is a poisonous topic for politicians, but it’s crucial to face. Empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?”

“The answer is yes and the answer has everything to do with the fact that women in the United States of America, by the way, have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions,” Sanders replied, “And the Mexico City Agreement, which denies American aid to those organizations around the world that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control — to me is totally absurd.”

He added, “So I think, especially in poor countries around the world where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies, and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have, it’s something I very, very strongly support.”

Yikes.

PJ Media reports: 

Population control as a measure to save the planet has been shown to be horse manure six ways from Sunday. It’s the old Malthusian nightmare that population growth is potentially exponential while the growth of the food supply is linear. But Malthusianism fails to account for human ingenuity in using technology and improved methods to massively increase the potential food supply.

 

Erlich and Nobel economist Julian Simon made a famous bet about commodities in 1980:

Ultimately, Simon challenged Ehrlich to a wager. Ehrlich believed that population growth meant increased scarcity and, hence, higher commodity prices. Simon believed that “more people meant more brains,” which means better extraction technologies, more efficient methods of production, and the more efficient use of commodities—all of which lead to lower commodity prices.

The bet itself was meant to determine whether commodity prices would rise or fall over the period from 1980-1990. If they fell, that would mean that the commodities became more abundant. If instead they rose, that would have signaled that commodities became scarcer. Simon was willing to bet that over any number of years, inflation-adjusted commodity prices would fall.

Needless to say, Simon won.

Population control is never a good idea. It only paves the way for people like Hitler, who advocate for eugenics, forced sterilizations, and the murder of babies.