Monday, May 7, 2007

What About "Mother" Earth?

And on it goes...

According to radical environmentalists, the biggest threat to the earth isn't CO2 emissions or climate change--it's children. A new paper by Optimum Population Trust (OPT) contends that kids are "bad for the planet" and if couples had one less child, they could "cut their family's carbon dioxide output by the equivalent of 620 [cross-Atlantic flights]." Rather than follow their own dreams of having a family, John Guillebaud, co-chairman of OPT, said that potential parents should first consider the environmental consequences. Another eco-militant, Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is calling for a green genocide. In a May 4 editorial, Watson says mankind "is acting like a virus" and appeals for the world to decrease its population by more than five billion. In the past, Watson has come under fire for claiming that humans are "the AIDS of the earth." Rhetoric like this, fueled by profound pessimism about human possibility, is driving demographic collapse in much of the West, where sub-replacement level fertility is on a collision course with pension liabilities, especially in Europe. Even Al Gore, who this weekend spoke to the American Institute of Architects, resorted to calling the alleged bio-threat a "spiritual crisis." In this he is half-right as the key to this eco-pessimism is despair. The "green" campaign, elevated to a fever pitch by Gore and others who advocate a stronger hand for government, is paving the way for the dire messages of organizations like OPT and Sea Shepherd. I have to ask, if we take their advice and quit having children, just who exactly would we be saving the earth for?

For whom, indeed? Without hope in the Lord, despair is the typical result of losing focus on the Creator and Sustainer of this world.

From Family Research Council.

5 comments:

  1. I just read another great little article over at the Liberty Papers about how we need to decrease the world's population to less than a billion people. Who are we to get rid of, I wonder? Rosie says Christian fundamentalists are as dangerous as Islamic fundamentalists. But I think some of these environmentalists are more dangerous than anyone...they are talking about how to kill off 4/5ths of the world's population!

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  2. I wonder if they practice what they preach?

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  3. In America Alone, Mark Steyn points out that many European countries have such low birthrates now that they have to import people to care for their elderly. How sad is that? Those same countries are being overrun by Islamic extremists....someday places like Italy will be just a memory.

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  4. Thanks for this article. I can't believe this kind of nonsense gets airtime!

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  5. ... If people were just more responsible with their consumption then population wouldn't even be a blip on the radar- even to the most staunch environmentalist fanatics IMO.

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Thanks for posting. I really appreciate it.