Oh how I love environment fundamentalists and their whacky ideas. This morning's Sunday Times carries a piece about the chair of the Government's Sustainable Development Commission, who says that it is irresponsible for people to have more than two children because they're going to kill the planet. No doubt next there will be calls for enforced abortions of people trying to have a third child.
What I find most amusing about this nutty comments is that the people making them claim to be environmentalists, and yet they seem to miss the trick that nature is pretty damn good at curbing populations itself. In fact, climate change, if one chooses to accept its validty, is actually a brilliant example of nature at its best.
After all, if climate change is real, and it is going to cause untold devastation to the population of the planet, then that is a pretty good example of nature curbing the population of the planet when it gets out of control and starts messing things up. You don't need a Chinese style policy to stop people having kids - put aside the fact that the rate of reproduction in the UK is going backwards I think.
All you need to do is let nature take its course, and if these environmentalists are right, climate change is precisely that.