Sunday, March 22, 2009

UK population must fall to 30 million, says Porritt (currently at 61 million)

I posted an article a couple of days ago referencing a study by Oregon State University that was also recommending population reduction.

If the Liberals and the Green Earth Proponents are so hot on this idea, I suggest they be the first groups to begin reducing their population. Win. Win.

JONATHON PORRITT, one of Gordon Brown’s leading green advisers, is to warn that Britain must drastically reduce its population if it is to build a sustainable society.

Porritt’s call will come at this week’s annual conference of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), of which he is patron.

The trust will release research suggesting UK population must be cut to 30m if the country wants to feed itself sustainably.

Porritt said: “Population growth, plus economic growth, is putting the world under terrible pressure.

“Each person in Britain has far more impact on the environment than those in developing countries so cutting our population is one way to reduce that impact.”
Population growth is one of the most politically sensitive environmental problems. The issues it raises, including religion, culture and immigration policy, have proved too toxic for most green groups.
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