Overpopulation Issue Overlooked By Presidential Candidates

February 2, 2008 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Alan Kuper for forwarding this.


Thanks to Dave Gorak (WI), Exec. Director, Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration (MCRI), who wrote:

“I almost fell out of my chair when I saw this in this Wisconsin paper.”


I kept thinking that at some point during the long, laborious process to elect our next president it was bound to happen. But now, after more than 20 debates and with the election just 10 months away, it has dawned on me that none of the candidates — or any of the media — is going to bring up what the late Gaylord Nelson, the former Wisconsin senator and governor and the father of Earth Day, felt was the most urgent issue that humanity faces: overpopulation.

“Don’t you get it, Rob? They’re not gonna talk about it,” Tia Nelson, Gaylord’s daughter, chided me in a phone interview last week.

The candidates have talked about global warming, an issue directly related to overpopulation, noted Tia, who is executive director of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands in Wisconsin.

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