The return of the population bombers
AUGUST 6, 2012
Check the environmentalism section of any large bookstore: you’ll find dozens of books arguing that overpopulation is destroying the earth. In New York’s Times Square, members of the Committee to Defend Biodiversity handed out condoms in colorful packages depicting endangered animals, while a huge and expensive video billboard warned that “human overpopulation is driving species extinct.”. At a teach-in during that first Earth Day, Barry Commoner strongly challenged Ehrlich’s views.