I have heard it all now!!
Apparently having large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a big car and failing to reuse plastic bags, says a report to be published today by a green think tank.
The paper by the Optimum Population Trust will say that if couples had two children instead of three they could cut their family's carbon dioxide output by the equivalent of 620 return flights a year between London and New York.
[quote]John Guillebaud, co-chairman of OPT and emeritus professor of family planning at University College London, said: "The effect on the planet of having one child less is an order of magnitude greater than all these other things we might do, such as switching off lights.
"The greatest thing anyone in Britain could do to help the future of the planet would be to have one less child."[/quote]
Oh Pulllease, this is what comes from labelling CO2 as a pollutant when every human being emits it as we breathe.
These fricken greenies are getting dumber by the day.
Meanwhile Michael Cullen denys basic biology and utters in parliament complete inanities like this;
[quote]I was very interested to receive a report from television last night, indicating that Mr Key is determined to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from livestock. Given that livestock do not emit carbon dioxide, that may be one goal he will be able to achieve.[/quote]
Hulloooo Michael, anyone home, livestock do emit CO2, when they breathe, just like you, fool!!