Diane Francis is one of Canada's leading business writers, as well as the author of several award-winning books and in this speech she discusses overpopulation. Diane Francis considers overpopulation an issue that is entirely arithmetic-related. While politicians and world leaders emphasize the need to find solutions for climate change, pollution and the depletion of natural resources, she believes that overpopulation is a much more serious issue and is actually at the root of these problems.
Diane Francis also argues that overpopulation is a female issue and that an increase in education rates and a decrease in religious oppression can play a very important role in its management. Diane Francis urges her audience to approach overpopulation with a rational mindset, because it not only enslaves women and condemns children, it also has seriously detrimental effects on society, the economy and the environment.