Tuesday, February 16, 2010

PRI Follows Up Overpopulation Cartoon with Second in Series

by Colin Mason
PRI has released the second in its series of short, humorous YouTube cartoons designed to refute the myth of overpopulation. Click here to watch PRI's hilarious new cartoon!

This short cartoon is the sequel to the cartoon released in the middle of last year

This second video follows up on the first installment in the series, available here. This latest video, just over two minutes long, deftly refutes the common misconception that world population is exploding, demonstrating how fertility rates all over the world are shrinking.
"No one who views this video will ever be taken in by the myth of overpopulation again," says Steven Mosher, PRI's president.
"The videos also have an accompanying web site: www.overpopulationisamyth.com, which presents the facts behind the video in a little more detail," says PRI's Joseph Powell, who developed the project and did most of the animating. "This site, while factual, still remains accessible, with links to scientific sources."
"We're very excited about this site," explains Joel Bockrath, PRI's Vice President for Operations. "All of our science is backed up by credible sources and downloadable. We think this could be a valuable resource for students and teachers especially, who may feel alone defending a sometimes unpopular position."

Colin Mason is the Director of Media Production at Population Research Institute.