This comes from the left end of the political spectrum and presents what may simply be rhetorical posturing, or a harbinger of the next big issue.  Aside from a one-child policy we can expect it to trickle into areas having to do with euthanasia, health care, etc. 

China has recently been calling for an international one-child policy as an answer to global warming, with perhaps the most chilling observation from http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/10/content_9151129.htm, being a statement from Zhao Baige, vice-minister of National Population and Family Planning Commission of China (NPFPC), "Although China's family planning policy has received criticism over the past three decades, Zhao said that China's population program has made a great historic contribution to the well-being of society. . . . . 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."

The issue of "gender imbalance" in China has occurred as female babies are disproportionately aborted in response to the policy. We will be watching these developments closely.  RLTV Editor

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The fix is simple. It's dramatic. And yet the world's leaders don't even have this on their agenda in Copenhagen. Instead there will be photo ops, posturing, optics, blah-blah-blah about climate science and climate fraud, announcements of giant wind farms, then cap-and-trade subsidies.

None will work unless a China one-child policy is imposed. Unfortunately, there are powerful opponents. Leaders of the world's big fundamentalist religions preach in favor of procreation and fiercely oppose birth control. And most political leaders in emerging economies perpetuate a disastrous Catch-22: Many children (i. e. sons) stave off hardship in the absence of a social safety net or economic development, which, in turn, prevents protections or development.

China has proven that birth restriction is smart policy. Its middle class grows, all its citizens have housing, health care, education and food, and the one out of five human beings who live there are not overpopulating the planet.

For those who balk at the notion that governments should control family sizes, just wait until the growing human population turns twice as much pastureland into desert as is now the case, or when the Amazon is gone, the elephants disappear for good and wars erupt over water, scarce resources and spatial needs.



Read the full article at: http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=2314438

 

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