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Old 02-13-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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COUPLES who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the government’s green adviser has warned.

Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming. He says political leaders and green campaigners should stop dodging the issue of environmental harm caused by an expanding population.

“I am unapologetic about asking people to connect up their own responsibility for their total environmental footprint and how they decide to procreate and how many children they think are appropriate,” Porritt said.

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Gross. I'm on my third kiddo so :P to them. lol I just find this way of thinking so very, very flawed and irrational.
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I say we get rid of the older dumb asses like him before we kill off the innocent. What a dope. Population control is NO good. Look at China. They cannot even care for the elderly who out number the young. It just is not a smart move.
Alternate energy sources like solar and wind, alternate fuel etc. are what is going to save us, not putting a law on the number of children people can have. It makes me so angry that there are people out there who think my 3rd, 4th and 5th child should not have been born because they are burdens to the environment.
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I believe and practice zero population growth.
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my mother believes in zero population as well. I currently only have 1 child, but I do want to have more, and maybe it will be an environmental burden, but my children will also learn to care for the environment, so i think that helps. I also agree with Katie
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It is a complete fallacy that the Earth is over populated. In some places, the population growth is in the negative!

Mother Theresa said: "How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers!" and she was right. Besides, why should some one else get to decide how many children I have. That's between God and my family. In a culture where women have the right to an abortion without the government interefering, ther should be equal rights for those who want to have children.

I cannot believe that a government agency would seek to control its citizens like this at all. Very scary...
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It is a complete fallacy that the Earth is over populated. In some places, the population growth is in the negative!

Mother Theresa said: "How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers!" and she was right. Besides, why should some one else get to decide how many children I have. That's between God and my family. In a culture where women have the right to an abortion without the government interefering, ther should be equal rights for those who want to have children.

I cannot believe that a government agency would seek to control its citizens like this at all. Very scary...
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