That is the exact point, and right from the alarmists mouth.<quoted text>
You know the FUNNIEST part of that article (I just read the whole piece)??
It recognizes that unbridled population growth is terrible for the environment. And at the end, the solution is MORE government.
You won the argument but just lost the debate.
".....What's more, the parts of the world where populations are growing fastest are also those most vulnerable to climate change, and a rising population will exacerbate the consequences of global warming—water shortages, mass migration, declining food yields....
....Mankind needs to develop more and cheaper technologies that can enable people to enjoy the fruits of economic growth without destroying the planet's natural capital. That's not going to happen unless governments both use carbon pricing and other policies to encourage investment in those technologies and constrain the damage that economic development does to biodiversity.
Falling fertility may be making poor people's lives better, but it cannot save the Earth. That lies in our own hands..."
The important part of the article is the statistics, the rest is the opinionated nonsense from you alarmists.