Prince William has raised concerns over population growth in Africa.
The prince has been working with the Tusk Trust charity and spoke about the problem at a recent event.
Prince William is known for his charitable good deeds, and has taken over from his late mother, the Princess of Wales’ job in reaching out to people in need, especially in Africa.
But his recent comments have attracted criticism due to the apparent inhumane nature that has been read into the comments.
William’s wife the Duchess of Cambridge is currently pregnant with her third child, this fact attracted some interesting comments from opposers.
He said that:
“Africa’s rapidly growing human population is predicted to more than double by 2050 – a staggering increase of three and a half million people per month,”
These comments echo that of his father’s, who warned back in 2006 that it will take a mere 96 months for “irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse, and all that goes with it.”
The comments were flagged sue to similarities with comments made by the prince’s grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, who proposed “voluntary family limitation” to curb rapidly growing populations. It was argued that these comments were insensitive and offended a number of people at the time.
However people chose to interpret William’s comments, there is stark reality in the downward spiral of social and environmental issues in the developing world, and especially in Africa.
There is still a huge problem with hunting, and many endangered species are now at the point of no return.
Environmentalists warn that going the way the earth has, in just a few short years we could see the extinction of many species such as rhinos and orangutans, both have had their habitats depleted due to de-forrestation and have been killed for trivial reasons such as their skins and fur.