In a brilliant move three decade ago, China began a policy to limit population growth. Billed as the “One-Child Policy,” the law was passed that families would be legally limited to one offspring unless a permit was granted.
China says its one-child policy has helped the fight against global warming by avoiding 300 million births, the equivalent of the population of the United States.
That makes total sense.
In the Houston Chronicle:
Yang Zhongchen, a small-town businessman, knows how this works first hand. One night, a couple of weeks before her date for giving birth, Yang’s wife was dragged from her bed in a north China town and taken to a clinic, where her baby was killed by injection while still inside her.
“Several people held me down, they ripped my clothes aside and the doctor pushed a large syringe into my stomach,” says Jin Yani, a shy, petite woman with a long ponytail. “It was very painful. … It was all very rough.”
I think Beijing might be on to something. A majority of China’s power generation comes from coal burning power plants. With the rapid increase in oil consumption, China is one of the top emitters of greenhouse gasses. Less people = less coal burning. Seems rational.
Maybe Beijing should take this to the next level and really help us all. I propose that the CCP outlaw all births in China. A “No-Child Policy.” In just a few decades a majority of the population pressure in China would work itself out.