Don’t Shoot Me!

…I’m just the messenger!

These are some of the famous people who have been telling us for a long time that there is a problem that has to be faced.

But is anyone listening?


Martin Luther King50 years ago – in 1966 – Martin Luther King said:

“. . . . the modern plague of overpopulation is solvable by means we have discovered and with resources we possess. What is lacking is the universal consciousness of the gravity of the problem.”

In other word the message is clear but no one is listening


Paul EhrlichPaul Ehrlich – In 1968 was the author of a book he called

“The Population Bomb”

It became the foundation of the “Zero Population Growth”
movement that developed around the world. (including Australia) And in particular he was credited with this quote:

” The Mother of the Year” should be a sterilized woman with two adopted children.”


David SuzukiIn 1975 David Suzuki said

“. . . . of course human numbers are at the very core of our crisis.  The explosive rate of growth simply can’t continue.”

Jacques CousteauIn 1991 Jacques Cousteau said:

“We must solve the two root causes of our environmental crisis – exploding population growth and the wasteful consumption of irreplaceable resources”




Bill ClintonIn 1993 Bill Clinton said:

“To ensure a healthier and more abundant world, we simply must slow the world’s explosive growth in population.”

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough – in 2011 said

“It is an obvious and brutal fact that on a finite planet, human population will quite definitely have to stop growing at some point.”

Bindi IrwinBindi Irwin in 2012

As a 14 year old schoolgirl she was invited to write an essay for US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

In her essay she wrote:
“Conservation is ultimately about us. People. I believe most problems in the world today such as climate change stem from one immense problem which seems to be the elephant in the room which no one wants to talk about.
This problem is our ever expanding human population.”

Hilary Clinton deleted all reference to population from the published article. Why!

Why did she do that!

Kelvin ThompsonIn 2013 – Kelvin Thompson MP

“Victoria has a greater population increase each year than any other state in Australia. It is driven by having the largest migration intake. What on earth is the value of this?”

Fed Member for Wills


David Attenborough, in his address at Population Matters, takes pains to stress his concern that there is a taboo on talking about the world’s population problem. He questions “Why is this so?”

Young 14 year old Bindi Irwin was invited to write her 1000 words for Hilary Clinton but before publication all the references to population growth had been deleted. Why! Why were her population opinions deleted?

Dick Smith, in presenting an address to the Lions International Congress also challenges the taboo, and puts it down to the media interests who, like all business, commerce and industry have a vested interest in keeping the population barrel rolling along. Dick Smith went further though in pinpointing the reason for such a taboo – GROWTH – ECONOMIC GROWTH.

View the next page: The Taboo – Why is there so little said about this looming problem?