Short claims that human activity is outstripping the natural world's ability to cope. The reason, he says, is exploding and uncontrolled population growth.
In his book “Towards a Theology of the Environment”, Fr. Paul Haffner, said this kind of anti-human thinking is typical of what he calls the materialist “ecologism” ideology that values “the earth” or the environment more than human life.
Mean while there are massive population drops in Germany and across Europe. Vice-president Walter Rademacher with the Federal Statistics Office said, Germany’s downward spiral in population is no longer reversible. The birthrate has dropped so low that immigration numbers cannot compensate. “The fall in the population can no longer be stopped,” The European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat has predicted an overall drop in Europe’s population of 7 million people by 2050.
Last year the United Nations released its global population estimates, revealing an alarming population shift that will have serious worldwide consequences within the near future. The blame lies on the rapid spread of abortion, contraception and sterilization in the past century.
The report projects that by 2050, those aged 60 and over will comprise one third of the population in developed regions. These numbers will have a serious effect on the working population, which will be forced to bear an increasingly heavy burden of retirees. Global aging, combined with plummeting birth rates, is a catastrophically dangerous menace that only a few people seem to be waking up to.
Despite this drastic drop in population Professor Short is calling for a vast increase in the availability and use of contraception to slow the birthrate worldwide, and says only one country — China, through its one-child policy — has shown the way to future stability and sustainable environmental and economic growth. Professor Short said China had relatively few young people in relation to those of middle age and older.
Professor Short fails to acknowledge that womens rights are being violated in China through forced abortion. Stephen Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute related how while living in a Chinese village he had witnessed women, some his personal friends, who became pregnant with an “illegal” second child and who were subsequently forced to have an abortion. Those mothers who refused were arrested and jailed and underwent daily propaganda, or brain-washing sessions, until they agreed to abort their child. Those who remained in prison until they went into labour “were taken to the abortion clinic crying, by force, and they were given a poison shot.”
After a generation of China's one child policy, there are now 25 million young men who will go without wives, the buying and selling of women both nationally and internationally, an increase in homosexuality, labour shortages, and a rapidly aging population.
Professor Short will deliver the opening address at today's 25th "Foetus as a Patient" international congress in Sydney, which focuses on the care of pregnant women and their babies.Jonathan Porritt chairman of Britain's Sustainable Development Commission said that couples who have more than two children are “irresponsible.”
Abortion and Contraception: the causes of Global Aging