The UK is Going to Kill 30 Million People!
Okay, so maybe not. But 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.” So how much is this drastic change? The country needs to reduce its current population of 61 million (by 2031 it’s said to reach 71 million), down to the 30 million of the late Victorian times.
Porritt says population control can help cut green house emissions, and the population in the UK plays a greater factor in the environment than other developing countries. On the other hand, George Monbiot, a prominent writer on green issues, has “criticized population campaigners, arguing that ‘relentless’ economic growth is a greater threat.”
Many experts believe that, “since Europeans and Americans have such a lopsided impact on the environment, the world would benefit more from reducing their populations than by making cuts in developing countries.”
Now, we all know population control is a very sensitive political topic because it conflicts with religion, culture and immigration groups, etc., so you can imagine how much more complicated this proposal is going to get. If anything, I personally think India should be next up in terms of population control and follow China’s footsteps because those two countries alone have the greatest population than any other country.
What do you guys think about population control? Should the UK be next or should another country do it first? Also, can you think of any better proposals? And no, nuking a country doesn’t count (haha).