Monday, February 02, 2009

Two children should be limit, says green guru

From The Sunday Times of London:

COUPLES who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the government’s green adviser has warned. Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming. He says political leaders and green campaigners should stop dodging the issue of environmental harm caused by an expanding population. A report by the commission, to be published next month, will say that governments must reduce population growth through better family planning. “I am unapologetic about asking people to connect up their own responsibility for their total environmental footprint and how they decide to procreate and how many children they think are appropriate,” Porritt said.

So, the government will determine who can have children and how many children they can have, all in the name of protecting us from global warming. Here in the U.S., we'll end up with more polar bear and kangaroo rats and fewer children, a sure prescription for a bright future.

I wonder how many federales it will take to enforce this. How do you enforce a regulation that prevents pregnancy? They've been dying to get into our bedrooms, and it looks like global warming may be their ticket. The D's will want a mandate and the R's will want tax incentives. Who will speak for freedom?

I'm exaggerating a little here, but it is scary.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

According to his bbc bio, he is English upper class. I wonder if his decision to limit procreative rights to two children has anything to do with that is the number of children that he has. Wonder if he would feel different if he had 3? Isn't it amazing that the people who say we have to limit population tend to be well to do people in first world countries somewhat past the age where most people have children? If overpopulation is such a problem, they could lead by example by either voluntarily undergoing irreversible sterilization or leaving the planet by voluntary suicide (apologies to Jonathan Swift for extending his modest proposal.)