Saturday, July 14, 2007

Killing Babies Will Reduce CO2

“Each new UK birth, through the inevitable resource consumption and pollution that UK affluence generates, is responsible for about 160 times as much climate-related environmental damage as a new birth in Ethiopia.”

Professor John Guillebaud of the Optimal Population Trust calling on the UK government to urge families (order families?) to "stop at two children".

Is this the logical extension of the hairshirt Global Warming crowd?

And here's the Catch 22.

The best way to reduce fertility is through economic development (mothers from rich countries have less babies). But getting to rich country status involves burning more CO2.

via Samizdata