Tuesday, March 24, 2009

UK Green Advisor: Population Must Be Cut 50%

JONATHON PORRITT, one of Gordon Brown’s leading green advisers, is to warn that Britain must drastically reduce its population if it is to build a sustainable society. Porritt’s call will come at this week’s annual conference of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), of which he is patron. The trust will release research suggesting UK population must be cut to 30m if the country wants to feed itself sustainably. Porritt is winning scientific backing. Professor Chris Rapley, director of the Science Museum, will use the OPT conference, to be held at the Royal Statistical Society, to warn that population growth could help derail attempts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Rapley, who formerly ran the British Antarctic Survey, said humanity was emitting the equivalent of 50 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. “We have to cut this by 80%, and population growth is going to make that much harder,” he said. This is part of the thinking behind the OPT’s call for Britain to cut population to 30m — roughly what it was in late Victorian times. Britain’s population is expected to grow from 61m now to 71m by 2031. Some politicians support a reduction. Phil Woolas, the immigration minister, said: “You can’t have sustainability with an increase in population.”...London Times

Global Warming = Population Control.

Who is going to exercise this control? You can bet it will be the Politically Superior Ones.

1 comment:

John E. DuBois said...

Personally, I am for it. A 50% reduction could easily be accomplished by killing all British females regardless of age. This program could be called "Green Termination With Extreme Carbon Footprint Reduction." The remaining all male population will die out in a single generation and the United Kingdom will become truly Green as plants and wildlife take over the entire island. The UK could then be renamed "Greenland #2" and given to France to use as a waste dump site. Everybody wins.