Sir David Attenborough has expressed his concerns over Earth's ever increasing human population.
The 86-year-old has spent a lifetime exploring the wonders of the natural world but out of all creatures it seems that it is ourselves who pose the greatest risk to the planet. "We are a plague on the Earth," he said. "Itís coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. Itís not just climate change; itís sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now."
Sir David has long been a proponent of better sex education and voluntary methods for controlling population growth. "We keep putting on programmes about famine in Ethiopia; thatís whatís happening. Too many people there," he said. "Until humanity manages to sort itself out and get a coordinated view about the planet itís going to get worse and worse."
The television presenter said that humans are threatening their own existence and that of other species by using up the worldís resources. He said the only way to save the planet from famine and species extinction is to limit human population growth.
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