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Environmentalist Extremists Call Humanity “Virus”, a “Cancer”, Large Families Guilty of “Eco-Crime”

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By Peter J. Smith and Steve Jalsevac

  LONDON, May 8, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  Environmental extremists are calling for a drastic reduction of the earth’s population to save the planet from global warming, saying the best “carbon offset” is no more carbon-dioxide emitting human beings.

  The 1997 Kyoto accords sprang directly out of de-population advocate Maurice Strong’s Rio conference in 1992, with Strong having a hand guiding the accords to fruition all the way, as a special adviser to the UN secretary general. Blaming increasing human populations and industry for many of the world’s problems, population control groups are now predictably using “global warming”, during cold winter months referred to instead as “climate change”, – a phenomenon many scientists contest is due to natural factors such as sun activity – to support their usual anti-human agenda.

  A report published May 7 by the Optimum Population Trust declared that the best “carbon-offset strategy” was to reduce the number of human beings and thus defeat the “global warming” phenomenon.

“Population limitation should therefore be seen as the most cost-effective carbon offsetting strategy available to individuals and nations,” read the OPT report, A Population-Based Climate Strategy.

  The report claims the climate cost of each new Briton over his lifetime equals roughly £30,000, and so projects the lifetime emission costs of 10 million new Britons by 2074 as over £300 billion. Therefore, the OPT recommends parents to invest in condoms (35 pence apiece) which would yield no children, but a “spectacular” climate savings of nine million per cent.

“The most effective personal climate change strategy is limiting the number of children one has,” the report says. “The most effective national and global climate change strategy is limiting the size of the population.”

“The greatest thing anyone in Britain could do to help the future of the planet would be to have one less child,” John Guillebaud, co-chairman of OPT and emeritus professor of family planning at University College in London told the Sunday Times adding parents ought consider the environment first when they have a child.

  However, Britain has already been experiencing a considerably lower than replacement birthrate for some time and, according to a June 2006 BBC report, is expected to encounter a doubling of the proportion of the population over 65 by 2050.

  The Sunday Times said the report indicated large families constitute an environmental misdemeanor or “eco-crime” as much as 4x4  SUV’s or failing to recycle. The Australian ran the headline “Children ‘Bad for Planet.”

  Radical environmentalist, Paul Watson, founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which tries to increase whale populations, in a May 4 editorial on his website denounced the “human virus” saying “We are killing our host the planet Earth”. See http://www.seashepherd.org/editorials/editorial_070504_1.html

  Watson who has unapologetically called human beings the “AIDS of the Earth”, declared human beings must reduce the world’s population to less than 1 billion people, dwell in communities no larger than “20,000 people and separated from other communities by wilderness areas,” and recognize themselves as “earthlings” dwelling in a primitive state with other species.

“Curing a body of cancer requires radical and invasive therapy, and therefore, curing the biosphere of the human virus will also require a radical and invasive approach,” Watson said.

  Although Watson’s extreme anti-human ideology is disturbing, his thesis is not at all dissimilar of the teachings of former US Vice President Al Gore, a prominent leader of the radical environmental movement.
 
  In the book Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, Gore called for a "wrenching transformation of society" to save the world from man-made ecological disaster. The first principle of Gore’s “Global Marshall Plan or Strategic Environmental Initiative” is to stabilise what he believes is an overpopulated world through the power of government.

  See
  LifeSiteNews.com Extra Special MUST READ Report on Population Control
  Document reveals the why of attacks against life and family over past decades
  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/may/040518a.html 

For more LifeSiteNews.com reports related to this article type into LifeSiteNews search"Gore", "Maurice Strong", "population", "Kyoto" at http://www.lifesitenews.com

See also recent report
  China Boasts One Child Policy has Reduced Green House Gas Emissions
  More confirmation of connection between de-populationists and climate change propaganda
  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/may/07050406.html

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