Professor Solves Global Warming: Let’s Tax Reproduction
(Hat tip: PB in comments to this post)
From the Hot Air Blog:
... We go … to the root of the problem!A WEST Australian medical expert wants families to pay a $5000-plus “baby levy” at birth and an annual carbon tax of up to $800 a child.[More]
Writing in today’s Medical Journal of Australia, Associate Professor Barry Walters said every couple with more than two children should be taxed to pay for enough trees to offset the carbon emissions generated over each child’s lifetime.
Professor Walters, clinical associate professor of obstetric medicine at the University of Western Australia and the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth, called for condoms and “greenhouse-friendly” services such as sterilisation procedures to earn carbon credits.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Global Alarming Update: Focus on So-Called "Carbon Footprint" Anti-Family
Malthusian Nonsense from "Global Warming" Alarmists