Hi everyone, it has been a stunning day here in Auckland over the last couple of days. Summer really has arrived I think! My son Thomas is nearly 8 weeks old and is starting to smile, to interact and to make coo-ing noises in response to his parents embarrassing antics – the poor boy doesn’t yet realise that he has many years of fatherly embarrassment ahead of him. All in all, life is good.

We’ve shared with you a few of these short YouTube videos from the Population Research Institute on the food supply, the magic number of 2.1 children, and population and poverty. Here is another short little cartoon about the making of the overpopulation myth. We’ve already scolded the spreaders of this myth recently, so I’ll just leave it for you. Enjoy!

Marcus Roberts is a Senior Researcher at the Maxim Institute in Auckland, New Zealand, and was co-editor of the former MercatorNet blog, Demography is Destiny. Marcus has a background in the law, both...