From Population Matters. See http://populationmatters.org/2011/blog/sex-ideology-religion-10-myths-world-population-growth/ where you can download a full copy of the paper by Richard Ottaway.
Sex, Ideology and Religion: 10 myths about world population growth
In 1804 there were 1 billion people in the world, in 1960 3 billion people and this year on the 31st October the world population reaches 7 billion. The world population continues to grow with about 78 million people every year, more than the entire population of the UK.
This new Paper on Sex, Ideology and Religion: 10 Myths about Population Growth produced by Richard Ottaway MP and Genevieve Hutchinson challenges the key misunderstandings surrounding family planning and population growth. The myths:
Richard Ottaway MP said: “The World needs to get wise to the challenges and dangers of mass population growth. The population explosion is not over and it is not too late to meet the unmet need for contraception. The 10 Myths about world population growth has stalled development and all the highly commendable work done to date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals will be in vain if this vital factor is ignored.”
Baroness Jenny Tonge said: “Whether we can end poverty, hunger and deprivation and still live together on a healthy planet depends on policy decisions that are made now in the developing and developed countries, including the UK. We must act now by fulfilling contraceptive needs.”
To read the paper: http://populationmatters.org/documents/ten_myths.pdf