'The real problem we face is sustaining population. The replacement fertility rate is 2.1, and in certain places where they fail to meet this threshold -- parts of Europe and Japan, for example -- they've suffered economic and cultural stagnation. Here in the United States we have, for a variety of reasons, long struggled with this problem, as the Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Last has argued. The success of developing nations also portends a similar slow-down. Here's a provocative thought: Maybe it's the best time in history to have children.'
Scientist Dr. William Briggs mocks: 'The promised destruction of our littlest ones is why NPR and a group of academic philosophers say we should “protect our kids by not having them.” Protect our kids by not having them? That’s like saying the way to protect your house from fire is by not building it, or that the way to protect against crop failure is to cease farming.
Wash Times features Climate Depot: The activists insist that they are not advocating a coercive, government-imposed solution such as China’s much-decried one-child policy, but Climate Depot’s Marc Morano said that’s the logical extension. “U.S. environmentalists are taking a page from China’s mandatory one-child policy even as China abandons the policy,” Mr. Morano said in a Friday statement. He noted that climate-change groups have also touted the argument that people may have sex less often on a warmer planet, which would presumably lower the birthrate. “The warmists have now graduated from regulating our light bulbs, coal plants and SUVs to regulating our family size,” Mr. Morano said. “Let’s keep ‘global warming’ out of the bedroom!”