As the Copenhagen summit starts, the rise of eco-Malthusianism shows the anti-human, future-fearing essence of climate-change alarmism.
The totalitarian impulse to control people's reproductive lives has received the blessing of sections of the political elite.
In arguing that it’s wrong to have too many kids, Jonathon Porritt has joined the eco-misanthropes who want to reduce human numbers.
The British Medical Journal’s insistence that people should have fewer children speaks to our misanthropic, Malthusian, baby-fearing times.
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.
Blaming Europe’s decline on the fertility rates of fecund immigrants misses the point that the continent is politically, not physically, exhausted.
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.