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May 7, 2007

And You Thought Sheryl Crow's Eco-bizarre Was Bizarre?

Topics: General Science

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David Thompson has it that readers will be relieved to hear that the green think tank, the Optimum Population Trust, has identified a solution to a new and pressing environmental menace, namely human reproduction. An OPT briefing paper, A Population-Based Climate Strategy, argues that couples having two children instead of three would reduce that family's carbon dioxide output by the "equivalent of 620 return flights a year between London and New York." The paper regards continued population growth as a "failure of courage and leadership" and mulls, albeit hesitantly, on the need for "intervention by the state... in individual freedoms for the foreseeable future."

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Posted by Richard at May 7, 2007 9:10 AM

If I follow the logic correctly, then, massive global warming ala Gore is the best thing we could possible do for the Earth as it would eliminate the Human population.

Ben

Posted by: Ben at May 7, 2007 3:32 PM

You have apparently nailed it, Ben. However, Al would be missing out on all those carbon offsets purchased through the companies he has interests in.

Posted by: Richard at May 7, 2007 5:47 PM



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