Environmentalists are slowly but surely coming out of the closet. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has just come out bluntly proclaiming their anti-humanism while denying it as revealed by a story published yesterday in The College Fix which is the newspaper of the University of Wisconsin Madison. The publication describes a so-called population control program by distributing condoms on nearly 800 college and university campuses making the pitch for the effort by linking it to wildlife extinction.
According to CBD spokesperson Leigh Moyer, the group began the 2009 campaign because we realized that even though we at the Center for Biological Diversity are doing great work protecting endangered species and preserving wild spaces, we will always be playing catch up until we addressed the main driver of climate change, desertification, deforestation, ocean acidification, pollution, habitat loss and the sixth mass extinction: an unsustainable human population.
Moyer denies her organization is anti-human but followed up by saying that the human population is growing at an alarming rate, noting almost 300,000 people are born every day. What we want to stress is that limiting the number of children you have and using contraceptives to plan your family is not only beneficial for couples, but for the environment. She said. The real message is that wildlife is disappearing—going extinct—at 1000 times the normal background rate and scientist agree that the sixth mass extinction, the one we are currently in, is caused by humans and human activities.
The claim that humans are the cause of so many disasters and (in this case) animal species extinction is specious at best. Species go extinct for a number of reasons and to state that humans are the cause of deaths of creatures is not only wrong it is immoral. It is based on a long debunked Malthusian premise that resources and Earth space is finite and there is not enough food or space to accommodate increases in population. This idea was the basis of the book The Population Bomb and the ideas in it and its author have been shown to be horribly wrong.
There have been many animal species throughout the Earth’s history that have become extinct and have returned. The Myanmar Jerdon blabber once thought eradicated was discovered during March of this year in which the bird changed its habitat. Humans are part of the environment and, like animals, we are carbon-based life forms. If there was any doubt that environmentalists are anti-human let this news story stand as an example. They may deny they are against humans but groups like CBD do not have mankind’s best interests at heart no matter what they may say.