via Junk Science
Two doctors, writing in the British Medical Journal, suggest that doctors should talk to their patients about climate change and encourage them to think about the consequences of having a big family.
doctors should help to bring family size into the arena of environmental ethics,
They also pointed out that The Optimum Population Trust calculates that ‘each new UK birth will be responsible for 160 times more greenhouse gas emissions . . . than a new birth in Ethiopia’.
Whether this is enacted or not, this time, is no more important than that it is being proposed without an expression of universal revulsion. Bit by bit, piece by piece, whether by leaps and bounds or baby step by baby step, all the independent components of society are being drafted to push the one unified message of the nasties; and ultimately it won’t matter what that message is.
Now seems a good time to repeat this -