Copenhagen: China Says Population Control Key To Global-Warming Deal
According to the free speech bastion “China Daily – China’s Global Newspaper” worldwide population control is the key to striking a deal on a global-warming treaty.
Ah…Copenhagen. I’m sure the Danes are proud of their global-warming summit, but the rhetoric is getting pretty scary.
Zhao Baige is a member of the chinese delegation in Denmark, and she’s proud of her nation’s population control laws. “Dealing with climate change is not simply an issue of CO2 emission reduction,” she says, “but a comprehensive challenge involving political, economic, social, cultural and ecological issues, and the population concern fits right into the picture.”
As I pointed out a couple days ago, every living human is a veritable CO2 factory. Folks like China’s dictators, and Obama’s science advisor John Holdren, see that as a problem we can fix with forced sterilization, forced abortion, and governments who confiscate children.
The United Nations is in agreement. According to a 2009 report from the UN Population Fund, “Calculations of the contribution of population growth to emissions growth globally produce a consistent finding that most of past population growth has been responsible for between 40 per cent and 60 percent of emissions growth.” The report goes on to claim that if we could just halt population growth, “it might result in 1 billion to 2 billion fewer tons of carbon emissions.”
For years, China has had stringent laws in place aimed at reducing the population growth by limiting the number or children a family can have, and aborting pregnancies that would result in the birth of more girls.
Zhao Baige defends her government’s practices. “I’m not saying that what we have done is 100 percent right, but I’m sure we are going in the right direction,” she said, “now 1.3 billion people have benefited.”
Unfortunately, the “benefits” provided by the draconian measures seem to be minimal at best, since despite them, China is still the world’s number one polluter.
So, just to sum up, the world’s most polluting nation wants to limit the number of kidsyouhave, Obama’s science advisor has a plan to help with that, and if you want twins, you’d better hurry the hell up. The world has no intention of indulging your selfish, planet-destroying, multi-child wishes.
- Robert Laurie
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