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The above photo and caption come from a December 8 Financial Post op ed by pro-abort Diane Francis, editor at large of the National Post, who wrote…

The “inconvenient truth” overhanging the UN’s Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world.
A planetary law, such as China’s 1-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is 1 million births every 4 days.
The world’s other species, vegetation, resources, oceans, arable land, water supplies and atmosphere are being destroyed and pushed out of existence as a result of humanity’s soaring reproduction rate.
Ironically, China, despite its dirty coal plants, is the world’s leader in terms of fashioning policy to combat environmental degradation, thanks to its 1-child-only edict….

As commenter Michelle pointed out last week, the global warming, environmental, green, and population control movements are all linked by the common thought that people are bad.
population control, copenhagen, china, abortion, save the earth abort a child.jpgChina, which refuses to agree to lowering its pollution rates, now says it is helping stave the supposed global warming plight a better way. After years of being pummeled for its forced abortion and sterilization policy, with the nagging problem of female infanticide, China has now found a gateway to regain moral standing with world liberals, and as the above piece shows, it’s working.
China is relishing this opportunity to bask. According to China Daily, yesterday:

Copenhagen: Population and climate change are intertwined but the population issue has remained a blind spot when countries discuss ways to mitigate climate change and slow down global warming, according to Zhao Baige, vice-minister of National Population and Family Planning Commission of China.
“Dealing with climate change is not simply an issue of CO2 emission reduction but a comprehensive challenge involving political, economic, social, cultural and ecological issues, and the population concern fits right into the picture,” said Zhao, who is a member of the Chinese government delegation….

Many studies link population growth with emissions and the effect of climate change.
“Calculations of the contribution of population growth to emissions growth globally produce a consistent finding that most of past population growth has been responsible for between 40% and 60% of emissions growth,” so stated by the 2009 State of World Population, released earlier by the UN Population Fund.

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Although China’s family planning policy has received criticism over the past 3 decades, Zhao said that China’s population program has made a great historic contribution to the well-being of society.
As a result of the family planning policy, China has seen 400 million fewer births, which has resulted in 18 million fewer tons of CO2 emissions a year, Zhao said.
The UN report projected that if the global population would remain 8 billion by the year 2050 instead of a little more than 9 billion according to medium-growth scenario, “it might result in 1 billion to 2 billion fewer tons of carbon emissions”.
Meanwhile, she said studies have also shown that family planning programs are more efficient in helping cut emissions, citing research by Thomas Wire of London School of Economics that states: “Each $7 spent on basic family planning would reduce CO2 emissions by more than one ton” whereas it would cost $13 for reduced deforestation, $24 to use wind technology, $51 for solar power, $93 for introducing hybrid cars and $131 electric vehicles.
She admitted that China’s population program is not without consequences, as the country is entering the aging society fast and facing the problem of gender imbalance.
“I’m not saying that what we have done is 100% right, but I’m sure we are going in the right direction and now 1.3 billion people have benefited,” she said.
She said some 85% of the Chinese women in reproductive age use contraceptives, the highest rate in the world. This has been achieved largely through education and improvement of people’s lives, she said.
This holistic approach that integrates policy on population and development, a strategy promoting sustainable development of population, resources and environment should serve as a model for integrating population programs into the framework of climate change adaptation, she said.

[HT: administrative assistant Kelli, readers Angel, Suzie A. and Ken B.; photos via Financial Times]

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