Climate Depot's Marc Morano comments: 'U.S. environmentalists are taking a page from China's mandatory one-child policy even as China abandons the policy. If these wacky climate activists believed their own literature they would realize that 'global warming' may lead to less kids! (See: Climate Change Kills the Mood: Economists Warn of Less Sex on a Warmer Planet) The warmists have now graduated from regulating our light bulbs, coal plants and SUVs to regulating our family size. Let's keep 'global warming' out of the bedroom! Let's give families the freedom to choose how many kids they want!'
NPR article: 'The climate crisis is a reproductive crisis' - Solution? 'A carbon tax -- on kids' - Philosopher claims 'Climate Change" is "affecting the morality of procreation.'
'Scientists warn that a catastrophic tipping point is possible in the next few decades' (Climate Depot note: Really? Earth ‘Serially Doomed’: UN Issues New 15 Year Climate Tipping Point – But UN Issued Tipping Points in 1982 & Another 10-Year Tipping Point in 1989!)
"Philosopher Travis Rieder asks how old they will be in 2036, and, if they are thinking of having kids, how old their kids will be. "Dangerous climate change is going to be happening by then," he says. "Very, very soon."
"Here's a provocative thought: Maybe we should protect our kids by not having them," Rieder says.
"I'm not ready to have children because I don't know what the climate's gonna be like in 50 years'
Bringing down global fertility by just half a child per woman "could be the thing that saves us," he says.
Rieder proposes that richer nations do away with tax breaks for having children and actually penalize new parents. He says the penalty should be progressive, based on income, and could increase with each additional child. Think of it like a carbon tax, on kids.
Sierra Club: 'Childbearing [should be] a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license'