Ok, most of you know there is a U.N. sponsored meeting happening in Copenhagen Denmark right now to discuss Global Climate Change with world leaders.
If you haven't been following the story, the leaders are trying to come to some sort of agreement whereby all the developed, developing, and third world countries can come to the table and try to reduce the amount of CO2 being pumped into the atmosphere trapping heat and thus contributing to climate issues all around the world.
Now I'm no climate scientist.
I don't know the ins and outs of CO2 emissions.
I surely can't predict the impact of humans on the global climate.
But what I do know…
We should take care of the environment.
We should be careful how we use the resources afforded us.
We should be 'good stewards' of the earth God created.
But this is OUTRAGEOUS!!
Today in the China Daily Newspaper there is a report concerning population growth as a serious danger to global climate change. The comments from Zhao Baige, vice-minister of National Population and Family Planning Commission of China, are totally irresponsible.
"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. 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 per cent and 60 percent of emissions growth,"
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.
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.
Now we're talking about population control in terms of CO2 tons?
Not to mention all the issues China is dealing with right now…
1.) And Aging population
2.) Overrun orphanages with little girls no family intended on keeping
3.) Millions of deaths of children born to families who already had a child
4.) Incredible social pressure for people that didn't hold to the one child policy
5.) Homogeneous population. Gender issues, now that they see too many men and not enough women for generations.
6.) Increasing sexual issues, i.e.homosexuality, bi-sexuality, and transgender confusion
7.) Labor issues, Women's rights, Human rights violations
Not to mention, China is one of the most polluted countries in the WORLD!! I've been to Beijing. That city is GROSS!
To hear the global climate change people revert to this terrible argument of population control is to forget so many other issues that we can help change.
Population certainly isn't the problem.
It's the greedy way people continue to wastefully use the resources outside of their own communities. You can travel 500 miles in any direction from where I'm sitting right now, and you can find enough room to live, fertile ground to grow food, and plenty of clean air.
Maybe some of these population control people ought to step up to the plate and sacrifice their own selves for the greater good of the planet, rather than dictating how anyone else should live their life. Maybe they should fall on the sword of honor, rather than try to abort, euthenise, or commit brutal acts of infanticide so they can feel 'green.'
This is absolutely ridiculous.