Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Environmentalists Jump the Shark

Okay, technically they did that a LONG time ago...using one square of toilet paper and all...

"...HAVING large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanor in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a big car and failing to reuse plastic bags, says a report to be published today by a green think tank.

The paper by the Optimum Population Trust 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.

"The greatest thing anyone in Britain could do to help the future of the planet would be to have one less child."

In his latest comments, the academic says that when couples are planning a family they should be encouraged to think about the environmental consequences.

"The decision to have children should be seen as a very big one and one that should take the environment into account," he added.

Professor Guillebaud says that, as a general guideline, couples should produce no more than two offspring..." (source)

I wonder what the Vatican will have to say about this revelation...? I guess this is definitive proof that Environmentalists do value a tree more than human life. If a tree grows in a forest and there's no one here to see it, does it make a sound? Damn, now I have to have another kid so it doesn't appear that I'm conforming...

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