Monday, May 07, 2007

Having large families ‘is an eco-crime’

TimesOnline reported Having large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a 4x4 car and failing to reuse plastic bags, according to a report to be published tomorrow by a green think tank.
This is sheer stupidity. For one thing overpopulation is occurring in the third world countries, not in major Western countries, and Muslims are having the largest number of children in them. This stupid suggestion just increases the time when Europe will become Islamic by becoming majority Muslm countries; no force will be necessary to take it over.
The paper by the Optimum Population Trust (OPT) will say that if couples had two children instead of three they could cut their family’s carbon dioxide output by the equivalent of 620 return flights a year between London and New York.

Kim Priestap blogged I don't know what Mr. Guillebaud is so concerned about. Europeans are already breeding themselves right out of existence. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, and Italy have higher death rates than birth rates. The UK's birth rate, which has been in decline since 1975, is currently 10.7 per 1000, making it barely higher than its death rate, which is 10.1 per 1000. I would think that would allay any of his concerns.

However, what Mr. Guillebaud doesn't realize is that by encouraging British and European couples to not have many children, he's encouraging a Muslim majority in Europe.

Dr. Rusty "John Doe" Shackleford blogged Once you identify man's very existence as the cause of the world's problems, then its not such a slippery slope to the introduction of the suicide booth. Or, as David Thompson notes, to the forced drinking of the Kool Aid.

Michael P.F. van der Galiën blogged Goody! Here is another solution: lets just stop helping the poor in Africa and Asia. If we stop helping them, many will not be able to survive: the less people the merrier! Ah, environmentalists, they are always entertaining, aren’t they.

Tim Worstall blogged Now you might think that this would be a gross invasion of the highly personal decisions of others and you'd be right. But just to convince of the moral purity of the exercise, we should consider the following:

Al Gore, environmental campaigner, four children.

Zac Goldsmith, environmental activist, editor of The Ecologist, three children.

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