Population Matters welcomes Lionel Shriver
June 22nd 2011
American journalist and author Lionel Shriver has accepted the invitation of Population Matters to become its latest Patron, joining a growing and diverse group of supporters who include Sir David Attenborough, Jonathon Porritt, James Lovelock and Dame Jane Goodall. In accepting, Lionel said, “I've been a passionate supporter of population growth reduction for decades, and this issue is close to my heart.
The world population will pass the seven billion mark this year. It’s a frightening landmark. From biodiversity
loss to food and energy security to climate change
, the damaging impact of our growing numbers on our fragile little planet is clearer than ever.
The solutions – good reproductive health for everyone, women’s empowerment, relieving poverty and encouraging smaller families - are widely accepted; but they lack the political support needed to ensure sufficient funding. We need to recognise that slowing population growth is one of the most cost-effective and reliable ways of easing pressure on our environment and securing a sustainable future for us all.”
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