When the first Earth Day was held in 1970 the global population was 3.7 billion and prominent environmentalists like Earth Day’s founder, Senator Gaylord Nelson, and many others, were already warning about overpopulation.
As we approach Earth Day 2022, the population of the earth has swelled to 7.9 billion! Sadly, many environmentalists have bowed to political correctness and are no longer will to speak publicly about the environmental concerns associated with overpopulation.
CAPS Executive Director Ric Oberlink said it perfectly,
Large environmental groups have retreated into nests of political correctness, no longer willing to address population growth, globally or locally. It was not always so. The iconic David Brower, the first executive director of the Sierra Club and the preeminent environmentalist of the last 100 years warned us, ‘Overpopulation is perhaps the biggest problem facing us, and immigration is part of that problem. It has to be addressed.’
That’s why, this Earth Day, CAPS is launching a campaign to get people talking about overpopulation. Watch our two videos below and you’ll agree: we must be talking about unsustainable population growth!
Environmentalist Voices Used to Talk About Overpopulation
Prominent Voices Talk about Overpopulation
If you agree – make your voice heard.
Sign our petition calling on Americans to have a national debate about overpopulation!