“The worst thing that you or I can do for the planet is to have children.” So begins Alex Renton’s attack on children published last week in The Observer.
It appears the newest villain in the climate change battle is children, particularly in rich countries. According to Renton each new child born in a rich country similar to Britain will emit 11 tonnes of CO2 every year. Therefore, in order to meet emission goals set for 2050, the world population will need to be cut by half a billion people.
How are we going to cut half a billion people in the next 40 years? Simple. Follow China’s example:
“So the richer a country gets, the more pressing the need for it to curb its population. The only nation to have taken steps to do this is China – and the way it went about enforcing the notorious one child policy is one of the reasons the rest of us are so horrified by the notion of state intervention. Yet China now has 300-400 million fewer people. It was certainly the most successful governmental attempt to preserve the world’s resources so far.”
In order to stop climate change, the world should follow China’s one child policy. It may have left China confronting a demographic nightmare that threatens to reverse decades of economic growth, but at least it conserved natural resources.
And how do we follow China’s stellar example? With more contraception, more abortion, and more condoms for under developed countries, for “Are condoms not the greenest technology of all?” And for countries where such services are already available, governments could begin assigning carbon allowances for children, or perhaps they could simply offer rewards, say one child for a trip to Florida.
Read the article by Alex Renton. It shows the radical agenda of those who value nature above human life to be what it truly is: frightening.