Wise Up Journal
China says one-child policy helps protect climate
VIENNA (Reuters) – China says its one-child policy has helped the fight against global warming by avoiding 300 million births, the equivalent of the population of the United States.
Some scientists say that birth control measures far less draconian than China’s are wrongly overlooked in the fight against climate change,
“Population is clearly an important factor,” said Yvo de Boer, head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, at U.N. talks trying to plan a new deal to combat climate change after 2012.
The number of births avoided equals the entire population of the United States. Beijing says that fewer people means less demand for energy and lower emissions of heat-trapping gases from burning fossil fuels.
“This is only an illustration of the actions we have taken,” said Su Wei, a senior Foreign Ministry official heading China’s delegation to the 158-nation talks from Aug 27-31.
avoiding 300 million births “means we averted 1.3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2005” based on average world per capital emissions of 4.2 tonnes, he said.
A country emitting 1.3 billion tonnes a year would rank just ahead of Germany on a global list of emitters behind only the United States, China, Russia, India and Japan.
Beijing introduced its one-child policy in the late 1970s.
“Population has not been taken seriously enough in the climate debate,” said Chris Rapley, incoming head of the Science Museum in London.
Australian medical journal recommends, “parents to be charged $5000 a head for every child after their second, and an annual tax of up to $800. Couples who have more than two children should be charged a lifelong tax to offset their extra offspring’s carbon dioxide emissions. ”
British medical journal recommends, “explain to UK couples who plan a family that stopping at two children, or at least having one less child than first intended, is the simplest and biggest contribution anyone can make”, “Investing in contraception would help in the fight against climate change.”
Daily Mail: “In 2006, there were 201,173 abortions in England and Wales ”
Daily Mail: “Catherine Kent, 27, and her partner Kevin Gray, 28, were devastated when they were told that their unborn baby had died at eight weeks and she was offered an abortion or pills to shorten the miscarriage. But Catherine chose to wait for the baby to pass naturally – and a month later she was stunned when a scan revealed that her child was still alive. ‘How many other people have taken the tablets or had an abortion when their baby was alive all the time?’ ”
1991 – Leading scientists, philosophers, political advisors, former politicians and many other influential bureaucrats and technocrats co-authored a report titled The First Global Revolution [ISBN 0-671-71107-5] in which they wrote, “in searching for a new enemy to unite us [all of humanity], we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself.”
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported, “the average sperm count of a North American college student today is less than half of what it was 50 years ago. The quality of sperm is declining. Eighty-five per cent of the sperm produced by a healthy male is DNA-damaged. The chemical industry has developed more than 90,000 man-made chemicals in the last sixty years.” – 2008
Elitist Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872-1970), a Nobel Prize winner, worked on the education of young children was also an award winner of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s Kalinga Prize. A highly respected man by the excessively rich dominant minority. In his book, The Scientific Outlook (1931) he recommended: “Perhaps by means of injections and drugs and chemicals the population could be induced to bear whatever its scientific masters may decide to be for its good.” – 256
Daily Mail: “Baby bottles containing a controversial ‘gender bending’ chemical are to be barred in Canada, the first country to introduce such a ban. BPA mimics the female sex hormone oestrogen and has been linked to birth defects in boys, heart disease in adults, and lower sperm counts and breast cancer in animals. The chemical is an ingredient of polycarbonate plastic – a lightweight, shatterproof version used for CD cases, drinks bottles, spectacle lenses and food containers. It also crops up in the resins used to line food cans, and make glues, paints and dental sealants. Studies have shown that BPA can leach from plastic bottles into their liquid contents.” – 2008
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: “Synthetic chemicals are now ubiquitous in our lives and widely dispersed in virtually everything we consume and touch. Bisphenol A. It languished until the 1930’s, when it was discovered that it could be used as a synthetic estrogen. In the 1950’s it was discovered that bisphenol-A had the remarkable ability to make plastics more pliable and less prone to crack. Between 1980 and 2000, U.S. production of bisphenol-A grew nearly five times. And it is now a ubiquitous component of clear polycarbonate plastic”
To view your fictitious CO2 life giving gas (to vegetation) output by metric tons of CO2 per person of each country click on the link below from Earth Trends of the World Resources Institute, United Nations collaborator.