In partnership with the Pulitzer Center and National Geographic, the NewsHour explores how the composition of our society is changing as the world population reaches 7 billion people. Hari Sreenivasan has the details (27 Oct 2011).
Does the increasing human population of the earth create problems??? Does the continuous growth of humanity represent a sustainable strategy for tackling climate change and resource scarcity??? Here is comedian Doug Stanhope telling us why he thinks the world is going to hell in a handbasket.
And putting his money where his mouth is, Stanhope created ‘www.savingbristol.com, a web site dedicated to raising money to pay for an abortion for Bristol Palin, daughter of staunchly pro-life Alaskan governor and Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’ on 11 September 2008, declaring “Rather than sit back and impotently bemoan Bristol’s tragic, lonely circumstance, it is time for us — the silent majority — to unite behind this poor, imprisoned woman and save her from both a tyrannical household as well as the horrible nightmare of a forced childbirth”. On the site, Stanhope pledged: “Even if you cannot take my offer, I will still use my money or money donated through this page to pay for at least one abortion for a disadvantaged teenage girl each year for the rest of my life in the name of your mother. And in my will, I shall have a good portion of my estate turned into the Sarah J. Palin Abortion Fund that will help girls from all walks of life from destroying their lives and our natural resources by having children”. Now this initiative is run through the Lilith Fund, a Texas-based organization dedicated to helping women pay for abortions if they are unable to afford them themselves, lilithfund.org.