• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: population

Treating human beings as little more than carbon

As the Copenhagen summit starts, the rise of eco-Malthusianism shows the anti-human, future-fearing essence of climate-change alarmism.

New King Herods target babies as potential polluters

The totalitarian impulse to control people's reproductive lives has received the blessing of sections of the political elite.

Why the British elite is so scared of babies

In arguing that it’s wrong to have too many kids, Jonathon Porritt has joined the eco-misanthropes who want to reduce human numbers.

Ignore this missive from our downbeat doctors

The British Medical Journal’s insistence that people should have fewer children speaks to our misanthropic, Malthusian, baby-fearing times.

David Cameron’s demographic determinism

In claiming the UK is overpopulated by migrants, the Tory leader has shown himself to be a fully paid-up member of the New Malthusians.

The end of Europe?

Blaming Europe’s decline on the fertility rates of fecund immigrants misses the point that the continent is politically, not physically, exhausted.

Really Bad Ideas: Population control

Alongside today’s respect for human life there is the increasingly popular idea that there is too much human life around, and that it is killing the planet.