BBC 'Ethical Man' Muses on Population and Climate Change



"Who will deliver babies if all the storks die due to global warming?"

Check out the BBC's 'having children is bad for the environment' column! Blasted BBC! Shamelessly promoting the Optimum Population Trust and their brand of neo-Nazism! I hope people can see through this garbage. The BBC's 'Ethical Man' is Justin Rowlatt...

'Normally the birth of a child is a moment of pure celebration. Not for me. When my lovely daughter Elsa was born (our third child) I had to justify her very existence. Her birth came half-way through my year of carbon cutting as the BBC's Ethical Man so my family life was under intense scrutiny.

I discovered that lots of people (who I am sure are very pleasant in their everyday lives) believe very strongly that the world is already full, and new Elsas are simply not welcome. So is the burgeoning human population really the cause of our climate crisis?(...)The distinctly lacklustre deal at Copenhagen suggests that the world isn't going to reduce greenhouse gas emissions anywhere near as quickly as the science says is necessary.

And the population is rising. You'll find no shortage of frightening statistics at the website of the new Malthusians at the Optimum Population Trust, which campaigns to reduce population. It details how world population is expected to swell from 6.8 billion this year to 9.1 billion in 2050...For full debacle click here...

Comments

Physiocrat said…
The problem of over-population is because there are not enough religious vocations, isn't that obvious?

Why haven't these clever-clogs got the message? The Catholic Church has the answer to the three main causes of problems of the environment, since greed is the first, poverty is the second and over population is the third.
Patricius said…
He clearly sees the existence of other people- including his own daughter- as problematic but it hasn't yet dawned upon him that he himself may be surplus to requirements!
pelerin said…
An amusing comment by Patricius.

Whenever the problem of overpopulation is discussed I am reminded of a saying made either by Chesterton or Knox - I forget which.'If you have ten schoolboys and only nine caps, you don't cut off the tenth boy's head but you go and find him another cap.' (Not the exact words by any means but it was along those lines.)