And there it is again, this time in Rob Grant’s Colony: the belief that babies just … happen (they’re brought by a stork or found in a cabbage patch, perhaps?).
“Everyone finally agrees that global warming is a serious problem, now they’re up to their necks in water. And as the land masses shrink, as resources drown under the swelling waters, the world population has exploded. There are more people alive now than ever lived in the whole of human history. Billions and billions trying to scrape a life from the receding land and its dwindling supplies. More born every day.” (p25).
That SHOULD be “And as the land masses shrink, as resources drown under the swelling waters, men continue to impregnate women. … More made every day.”
‘Now’ is not the time to suddenly deny agency, control, power–all the thing you men so love.