The return of the population bombers
AUGUST 6, 2012
Overpopulation ideology undermined the environmental movement in the 1970s, diverting social protest into harmless channels. To prevent a similar setback today, we must understand populationism’s conservative role, and why it is attractive to a growing number of green activists. I’d like to say that our arguments were so convincing that populationism has disappeared from the green movement, but of course that isn’t so.