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Pope should know that resisting birth control is bad for the environment

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The pope should be reminded that the most damaging cause of impending crisis is the near-threefold increase in the human population over the last 75 years, says Colin Green. Photograph: UPI/Barcroft Images

While the call by Pope Francis that religions should take far more responsibility for rampant environmental damage is most welcome (Environmental destruction is a sin, says pope, 2 September), he should be reminded that by far the most damaging cause of impending crisis is the huge near-threefold increase in the human population over the last 75 years to more than 7 billion.

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/06/pope-should-know-that-resisting-birth-control-is-bad-for-the-environment

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