We must limit human population growth, says David Attenborough. 'It’s not an inhuman thing to say'
LAST UPDATED AT 14:10 ON Tue 22 Jan 2013
NATURALIST David Attenborough has described the human race as a "plague on the Earth" and warned that our actions "will come home to roost" over the next 50 years unless we limit population growth.
The veteran TV presenter told Radio Times that famines in Africa were caused by too many mouths to feed. "Too many people there," he said. "They can't support themselves - and it's not an inhuman thing to say."
He told the magazine: "It's not just climate change; it's sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now."
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