Malthusian Nonsense Alert: "Save the Planet — Have Fewer Kids"
From The Chicago Tribune:
LONDON — There are plenty of ways to cut your carbon footprint, whether it's driving less or buying an energy-efficient refrigerator. But the British Medical Journal, in an editorial last month, urged a more controversial one: having fewer children.My Comments:
With 60 million people already living in one of the most densely populated countries in the world, the journal said, British couples should aim to have no more than two children as part of their contribution to worldwide efforts to reduce carbon emissions, stem climate change and ease demands on the world's resources.
Limiting family size is "the simplest and biggest contribution anyone can make to leaving a habitable planet for our grandchildren," the editorial's authors said.
Family planning as a means to reduce climate change has been little talked about in international climate forums, largely because it is so politically sensitive. [ED.: Please. It's talked about quite regularly among many population control zealots and global climate change alarmists, including many NGOs affiliated with the United Nations. See the links below.] China's leaders, however, regularly argue that their country should get emission reduction credits because of their one-child policy, and many environmentalists—and even a growing number of religious and ethics scholars—say the biblical command to "be fruitful and multiply" needs to be balanced against Scripture calling for stewardship of the Earth.
Yes, we should all be just like Communist China.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Deacon Fournier Reviews Population Controllers
Malthusian Nonsense Alert: Babies a Drag on the Economy, Report Says
Darwin Catholic: "Want Sustainable? Try a Family"
Malthusian Nonsense in the Extreme: "When Should You Die?"
Population Control Movement is "Number One Violator of Human Rights," Author Claims
USAToday Columnist: Religion is Killing the Planet
The Pitter-Patter of Carbon Footprints ...
Cardinal Pell Criticizes Australian Medical Ass'n for Publishing Letter Advocating Carbon Tax on Children
Professor Solves Global Warming: Let’s Tax Reproduction
Global Alarming Update: Focus on So-Called "Carbon Footprint" Anti-Family
Malthusian Nonsense from "Global Warming" Alarmists
Cardinal Pell on Global Warming Alarmists: "Scaremongers" and "Zealots"