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Contraception and abortion must be at the heart of Global Warming Policy

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by sacase, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. sacase

    sacase Well-Known Member

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    http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article5627634.ece

    Two children should be limit, says green guru


    COUPLES who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the government’s green adviser has warned.
    Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming. He says political leaders and green campaigners should stop dodging the issue of environmental harm caused by an expanding population.
    A report by the commission, to be published next month, will say that governments must reduce population growth through better family planning.
    “I am unapologetic about asking people to connect up their own responsibility for their total environmental footprint and how they decide to procreate and how many children they think are appropriate,” Porritt said.
    "I think we will work our way towards a position that says that having more than two children is irresponsible. It is the ghost at the table. We have all these big issues that everybody is looking at and then you don’t really hear anyone say the “p” word.”



    The Optimum Population Trust, a campaign group of which Porritt is a patron, says each baby born in Britain will, during his or her lifetime, burn carbon roughly equivalent to 2½ acres of old-growth oak woodland - an area the size of Trafalgar Square.
    The British population, now 61m, will pass 70m by 2028, the Office for National Statistics says. The fertility rate for women born outside Britain is estimated to be 2.5, compared with 1.7 for those born here. The global population of 6.7 billion is expected to rise to 9.2 billion by 2050.
    Porritt, who has two children, intends to persuade environmental pressure groups to make population a focus of campaigning.
    “Many organisations think it is not part of their business. My mission with the Friends of the Earth and the Greenpeaces of this world is to say: ‘You are betraying the interests of your members by refusing to address population issues and you are doing it for the wrong reasons because you think it is too controversial,” he said.
    Porritt, a former chairman of the Green party, says the government must improve family planning, even if it means shifting money from curing illness to increasing contraception and abortion.
    He said: “We still have one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in Europe and we still have relatively high levels of pregnancies going to birth, often among women who are not convinced they want to become mothers.

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    Things could be worse I guess...We could live in Europe.....
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I don't know about curbing population to help in the area of global warming...but I do wish some people would use contraceptives in order to reduce the number of idiots in the world.
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I can think of one family in Ohio, I think, that need to be taken out of the gene pool. The ones that named their kids Adolf Hitler and Arian Nation. :bang2:
  4. DaBoys4Life

    DaBoys4Life Benched

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    Global Warming is a myth. Abortion used as a means of birth control is a joke....
  5. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    been around the world and found
    that only stupid people are breeding
    the cretins cloning and feeding
    and i don't even own a tv
  6. DaBoys4Life

    DaBoys4Life Benched

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    LoL so much truth in that.
  7. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    The Wanting Seed is a great book from the '60's, with totalitarianism crap like this as the catalyst for a very messy world, taking place ironically in the UK, but referencing the broader world.

    Pretty amazing.
  8. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    :lmao2:

    We are so on the way out of here!

    Too funny.
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I'm not sick...but I'm not well
    And I'm so hot...cause I'm in hell.

    Loved that song
  10. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    was gonna pull a bp and post the video, but there's not one. found some blonde chic doing a remake out of her closet, but i had to pass.

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