Editorial by John-Henry Westen

NEW YORK, April 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a wide-ranging hour-long interview on PBS, CNN Founder and billionaire environmental extremist Ted Turner let the cat out of the bag on the real goal of climate change extremists - depopulation.  Pro-life activists who have attended UN environment meetings where such issues were discussed have often been the subject of ridicule and derision for pointing out that the massive movement behind global warming, retooled to ‘climate change’, works hand in hand with the culture of death with the aim of depopulation.

Speaking on PBS’s Charlie Rose program on Tuesday, April 1, Turner stated plainly that next to nuclear disarmament the most pressing world concern is "global climate change" - which he said is caused by too many people.  "We’re too many people. That’s why we have global warming," explained Turner when Rose questioned his comment that we need to "stabilize the population."

Turner, a fan of China’s one-child policy - despite the brutality of forced abortion and sterilizations which are associated with it - proposed similar limits on family size for all.  "We’ve got to stabilize population," he told Rose.  "On a voluntary basis, everybody in the world’s got to pledge to themselves that one or two children is it."

Pro-life activists have been pointing to the connection between the radical environmentalist movement and depopulation for over fifteen years.  Already in 1992 Joan Veon, a veteran UN expert, explained what UN policy-makers meant when they use the term "sustainable development."  During the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development Veon observed: "Sustainable development basically says there are too many people on the planet, that we must reduce the population."

No More HumansLast year China boasted that its one-child policy, which has been criticized by many nations for including forced abortion and sterilization, had reduced greenhouse gases.  Speaking at a meeting in Oslo on the UN’s Kyoto Protocol, Hu Tao of China’s State Environmental Protection Administration said the one-child population control policy has slowed "global warming" by limiting the population to 1.3 billion.  "This has reduced greenhouse gas emissions," he said.

Those nations most keenly facing the dire consequences of underpopulation and aging populations know full well that the proposals of radical environmentalists mean an international death sentence. 

In 2004 Russian presidential economic advisor Andrei Illarionov called the Kyoto Protocol - a UN sponsored treaty to reduce greenhouse gases - an "undeclared war against Russia" since it required depopulation.  Quoting a British team of scientists and government officials Illarionov said, "As long as you reduce your population, you can meet the Kyoto Protocol requirements."

However Turner and environmentalist extremists of his ilk employ cultish fear-mongering in order to promote their religious environmentalism.  Speaking on what would happen if climate change were not addressed (i.e. population were not controlled), Turner told Rose, would be "catastrophic". 

He prophesied an end to civilization, resorting to cannibalism for the few survivors, and more.  He said: "We’ll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals. Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state—like Somalia or Sudan—and living conditions will be intolerable. The droughts will be so bad there’ll be no more corn growing. Not doing it is suicide. Just like dropping bombs on each other, nuclear weapons is suicide. We’ve got to stop doing the two suicidal things, which are hanging on to our nuclear weapons and after that we’ve got to stabilize the population."

The stance of most of the pro-life movement regarding the environment was recently expressed by Czech President Vaclav Klaus in March of last year. "All of us are very much in favour of maximum environmental protection and protection of nature," he said in an interview with the Cato Institute.  "But it has nothing in common with environmentalism, which is ideological and practically attacking our freedom."

Environmentalism is, he said "a way of introducing new forms of statism, new forms of masterminding human society from above."

Watch the full interview with Turner here:  http://www.charlierose.com/shows/2008/04/01/1/a-conversation-with-ted-turner

See related previous LifeSiteNews.com reports

  Ted Turner’s UN Foundation has Given $1 Billion to UN Projects
  Major focus of foundation is population control, condoms, abortion
  http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/oct/06101109.html

  Anti-Catholic Ted Turner Who Mocked Pope JPII Given UN Peace Award
  http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2005/apr/05042107.htm

  Ted Turner’s Gift to Mankind
  http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2000/aug/000828a.html

  New Documentary Explores Global Demographic Crisis
  http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/feb/08020802.html

See also:

  Unsustainable Bureaucracy
  http://www.financialpost.com/scripts/story.html?id=8f24e8a9-6cce-4c57-8c14-368aad56170f&k=46143

  The New Road to Serfdom
  http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=368481