Prince William recently warned that the population growth in Africa is putting a tremendous amount of pressure on the natural world and driving many species of animals to extinction.
“Africa’s rapidly growing human population is predicted to more than double by 2050 – a staggering increase of three and a half million people per month,” Prince William explained during a recent event hosted by the Tusk Trust, a charity that is committed to protecting African wildlife. “There is no question that this increase puts wildlife and habitat under enormous pressure.”
According to The Telegraph, Prince William continued, “Urbanization, infrastructure development, cultivation – all good things in themselves, but they will have a terrible impact unless we begin to plan and to take measures now.” He added, “We are going to have to work much harder, and think much deeper, if we are to ensure that human beings and the other species of animal with which we share this planet can continue to co-exist.”
For many, the Duke of Cambridge’s words serve as a stark reminder of what his grandfather once said decades ago: That in order to curb population growth, we may have to resort to “voluntary family limitation.” Others who are too young to remember his grandfather may recall his father, who himself was a staunch environmentalist. In 2006, for example, Prince William’s father warned that the people of earth only had 96 months to save the planet before “irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse, and all that goes with it.”Full Report Natural News