She must be joking. Diane Francis writing for the Financial Post wants to adopt China’s One Child Policy. I’m looking for the Jonathan Swift A Modest Proposal-like satire here, but I’m not finding it.
China, long concerned about Carbon emissions (yeah right) is making the claim that they are helping to do their part with their strict family planning guidelines. Zhao Baige, vice-minister of National Population and Family Planning Commission of China (NPFPC) said, “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.”
China admits they’re not solving 100% of the problems. They’re facing huge gender imbalances (female babies are often aborted or abandoned) and the society is aging fast. Well, that’s what happens when you knock off your little ones. China has ‘prevented’ 400 MILLION births, which is in turn preventing the emission of 18 million fewer tonnes of CO2 every year. Hooray!