An article in The Times of London states the following:
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.
“Many organisations think it is not part of their business. My mission with the Friends of the Earth and the Greenpeaces of this world is to say: ‘You are betraying the interests of your members by refusing to address population issues and you are doing it for the wrong reasons because you think it is too controversial,” he said.
Porritt, a former chairman of the Green party, says the government must improve family planning, even if it means shifting money from curing illness to increasing contraception and abortion.
He said: “We still have one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in Europe and we still have relatively high levels of pregnancies going to birth, often among women who are not convinced they want to become mothers.
This is simply astounding to me. Has western culture really become so selfish and blind that they believe killing more babies and controlling the population will solve global warming? This strikes me as incredibly short sighted and extremely irresponsible.
I guess that, in the name of global warming, activists are choosing to ignore the dire results of the plummeting birth rate in the name of pushing an agenda that is far from proven. The same people who are demanding that we have fewer children are also pushing for ever larger government (i.e. expansions in government health care). They are essentially killing the future of their political ideas by pushing for people to have fewer children.
The programs that would expand government care require an ever increasing base of tax payers to support them. If a generation has significantly less children than the population of their own generation, a situation will result like the one currently facing our Social Security system. The baby boomers that are now retiring, did not have enough children to pay taxes into Social Security to support the boomers when they retire. Thus, Social Security is essentially bankrupt. Imagine this on a scale that spreads to nearly every social program in government. The only way they could hope to to continue to fund the programs is through much high taxes and immigration.
The other problem with this idea is that the people who would like to see the demise of western culture will continue to procreate rapidly, ignoring the idea that people should be limited to two children. This will result in a dramatic weakening of western culture as western nations become dependent on foreign immigrants to support their ever aging and diminishing populations.
Ultimately, this idea fails on all levels. If we continue to devalue children as a culture and place more value on global warming than that of human life than it does not bode well for us. As a country and culture if we continue to devalue children, we will rapidly find ourselves sinking into obscurity and the once powerful voices of western culture and ideas will be reduced to mere whispers.
My advice? Be a rebel, have 3+ children. Eventually the people proposing these ideas, if they follow their own guidelines, will breed themselves right out of power.
I leave you with this food for thought: