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Fight climate change by limiting everyone in the world to one child? What do you think?

NYT:
Ironically, China, despite its dirty coal plants, is the world’s leader in terms of fashioning policy to combat environmental degradation, thanks to its one-child-only edict…
China has proven that birth restriction is smart policy. Its middle class grows, all its citizens have housing, health care, education and food, and the one out of five human beings who live there are not overpopulating the planet.
For those who balk at the notion that governments should control family sizes, just wait until the growing human population turns twice as much pastureland into desert as is now the case, or when the Amazon is gone, the elephants disappear for good and wars erupt over water, scarce resources and spatial needs.

 
grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 11:36 AM on Dec. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I don't agree with any such restrictions on the family. It is tyranical. The problems that would arise in our society from such restrictions are too mind boggling to count. If global warming is such an issue it would be more practical for everyone to back to farming, making their own clothes, living like the Amish do with no electricity. Limiting the amount of kids one can have is not really going to fix anything, it is just giving more control to the agencies that have too much power and have abused every bit of it already.
    NikkiMomof2grls

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 2:34 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/opinion/09friedman.html?_r=1


    2007: Climate Change Activists urging Brits to go green by having fewer children


    2007:a call for a tax on reproduction by an Aussie environmentalists

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:37 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • I'd rather them outlaw motor vehicles and go back to horses and carriages to help the planet.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 11:38 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:39 AM on Dec. 13, 2009



  • All we need is for Michelle Duggar to keep her legs shut and the whole global warming thing will go away. Amazing!
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 11:43 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:44 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • actually i don't think they have a good policy. I recently read an article on how China has a huge problem with kidnappers and traffickers kidnapping the only boy child of chinese people. They sell them to people who can't have kids or who want a boy. i think it's sad that they make people only have one child. Do you have to wait for that one child to die to have another? also, it makes it very difficult for girls... when rules like this apply, people tend to favor having boys...what do they do with unwanted girls? and from a relgious point of view..it is against what God has commanded ..which is to have many children.
    Aasiyah

    Answer by Aasiyah at 11:45 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • If you agree whole heartedly with the Gore School of Climate Change, then do these thoughts of forced abortions, population control, reproduction taxes make sense to you?


    If not, where do yo draw the line. How far will you go? Are you willing to let a government determine where the limits and lines are drawn?

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:47 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • If we did that, the human race would eventually die out.

    And since I am from Arkansas and know Michelle Duggar I think you need to close your legs so you don't bring anymore kids that are being raised by an idiot into this world! She is one of the nicest people you'd ever meet.
    SaraP1989

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 11:48 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • i hart. .LOLOLOLOL.. love t hat comment. lololol. What we need to do is not use so much. i for one know i have a problem with keeping my lights on and the water running. so it's something i have to work on.. if we all looked at our individual faults im sure we can all find ways to help . stop making harmful chemicals then dumping them into our oceans.... perhaps stop even flushing our feces and urine into our oceans.. and instead use it as fertilizer... like horse manure.(sp)
    Aasiyah

    Answer by Aasiyah at 11:48 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

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