Fight Climate Change With Free Condoms, U.N. Population Fund Says
London (AP) - The battle against global warming could be helped if the world slowed population growth by making free condoms and family planning advice more widely available, the U.N. Population Fund said Wednesday.
Who knew that thing you carried in your wallet throughout high school could save the planet.
The agency did not recommend countries set limits on how many children people should have, but said: "Women with access to reproductive health services ... have lower fertility rates that contribute to slower growth in greenhouse gas emissions...As the growth of population, economies and consumption outpaces the Earth's capacity to adjust, climate change could become much more extreme and conceivably catastrophic," the report said.
It's great that the population control folks want the common man to share the burden of saving the planet. Do they have any particular populations in mind?
The world's population will likely rise from the current 6.7 billion to 9.2 billion in 2050, with most of the growth in less developed regions, according to a 2006 report by the United Nations.
Oh. The planet could be most efficiently saved from global warming by limiting population in third-world countries.
The United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines genocide as:
Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. [emphasis mine]
Well, even if it's genocide to target third world populations for "access to reproductive health services," at least the scientific basis for the use of fertility control as a method of combating global warming is well established...
The U.N. Population Fund acknowledged it had no proof of the effect that population control would have on climate change. "The linkages between population and climate change are in most cases complex and indirect," the report said.
Oh, so they think that genocide might be helpful in saving the planet, but there's no scientific evidence...
...Still, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the U.N. Population Fund's executive director, told a news conference in London on Wednesday that global warming could be catastrophic for people in poor countries, particularly women.
Global warming is a threat to women? The U.N. Population Fund is directly responsible for the most horrific femicide (deliberate killing of girls and women) in history. "Population control" programs endorsed by the U.N. Population Fund and other population control nuts are responsible for the "Missing Women of Asia," first noted by Indian Nobel Laurate Amartya Sen. There are 100 million fewer women than men in southeastern Asia, mostly in China and India, due to sex-selective abortions and female infanticide.
The death toll among women from global warming: zero. The death toll among women from policies advanced by the U.N. Population Control Fund: 100 million.
One analyst seems to understand the unique venality of the population control zealots:
On Wednesday, one analyst criticized the U.N. Population Fund's pronouncements as alarmist and unhelpful.
"It requires a major leap of imagination to believe that free condoms will cool down the climate," said Caroline Boin, a policy analyst at International Policy Network, a London-based think tank.
She also questioned earlier efforts by the agency to control the world's population.
In its 1987 report, the U.N. Population Fund warned that once the global population hit 5 billion, the world "could degenerate into disaster." At the time, the agency said "more vigorous attempts to slow undue population growth" were needed in many countries.
According to Boin, "Numerous environmental indicators show that with development and economic growth we are able to preserve more natural habitats. There is no causal relationship between population density and poverty."
In this month's Bulletin, the World Health Organization's journal, two experts also warned about the dangers of linking fertility to climate change.
"Using the need to reduce climate change as a justification for curbing the fertility of individual women at best provokes controversy and at worst provides a mandate to suppress individual freedoms," wrote WHO's Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum and Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan.
The perceived threat to humanity posed by global warming is based on fraudulent science and is probably minimal. The hypotheticals of the global warming nuts are a joke--"billions and billions will die... polar bears will drown..." But there have been real deaths on a large scale caused by these creeps. The threat to humanity posed by the U.N. Population Fund and associated population zealots is a matter of historical fact, and is ongoing.
The only way that "population control" fights global warming is that it elimininates tens of millions of innocent warm bodies.