Anyone else starting to think this whole Copenhagen thing was a bad idea?December 14, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Population control groups have been using the hype surrounding the Copenhagen climate change conference to promote their solution to hypothetical impending environmental catastrophes. Earlier this month, two pieces appearing in the same edition of the Guardian revisited a report by Britain's Optimum Population Trust (OPT) that suggests that people in wealthy first-world countries should "offset" the carbon cost of their jet-setting lifestyles by paying to prevent the births of poor children in the developing world.
John Vidal, the Guardian's environment editor, wrote that the OPT's report suggesting a "radical" plan to cut carbon emissions was the "best bet" to reduce global warming trends. In August, the OPT issued a report claiming to have made a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis to work out exactly how much "carbon emission" a child born in the developing world costs.
Once upon a time, such a Malthusian outlook on the value of human life was regarded with either suspicion or, more commonly, outright contempt, and for good reason; every single human life is sacred. Now, in today's secularized, de-Christianized culture, such a thing barely makes a ripple.
Even the far-left, normally ones to jump to the third world's defense at the slightest hint of "oppression", have been conspicuously silent. No cries of "Western racism", no calls for boycotts or anything like that. Just silence.
Could it be that radical green rhetoric, with it's near religious devotion to "sustainability" and unspoiled nature and its contempt for human development, if not human existence, be having a negative effect on our culture? I would say it is.
I pray that people come to their senses.