Wednesday, May 02, 2007

One-Child Policy = Less Global Warming?

Even if true, I don't think it justifies all the sociological problems the policy will cause:

Poor nations brake greenhouse gas rise: U.N. draft
"China is already doing a lot," said Hu Tao, of China's State Environmental Protection Administration.

He said China's one-child per couple policy introduced in the early 1980s, for instance, had a side-effect of braking global warming by limiting the population to 1.3 billion against a projected 1.6 billion without the policy.

"This has reduced greenhouse gas emissions," he told a conference in Oslo last month. China is the number two emitter of greenhouse gases, mainly from burning fossil fuels, behind the United States and ahead of Russia.


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