Sir David Attenborough calls for UK baby limit to stop ‘frightening’ population growth

Daily Mail >> 13th April 2009

Sir David Attenborough today warned British couples to limit the number of children they have to help quell the ‘frightening’ growth in the world’s population.

The veteran broadcaster said the planet is under ‘mounting pressure’ from an ‘explosion in human numbers’.

Sir David, 82, said families in the UK need to control their number of offspring – a policy already adopted by China where parents are allowed just one child.

He said the environmental problems associated with an increasing population needed to be spelled out ‘loud and clear’ before it was too late.

Sir David’s warning comes as the world’s population is predicted to hit 9.1billion by 2050 – a 40 per cent increase from the current 6.8billion total.

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