Monday, July 28, 2008

Patio Heaters

A blog claiming to represent Bioethics International suggests that having a baby is equivalent to buying and running a patio heater.

A pair of doctors have said that British parents should have fewer children, because kids cause carbon emissions and climate change. The two medics suggest that choosing to have a third child is the same as buying a patio heater or driving a gas-guzzling car, and that GPs should advise their patients against it.
Solar scientists think we are headed for a little ice age. And how many solar scientists are on the IPCC? Clue: The number is a non-negative integer less than one.

Will the people who came up with this idea suggest that families start turning out more patio heaters if the solar guys are right?

In any case I always distrust these kinds of folks. It is just a short ways from declaring that there are too many people to industrial solutions to the problem. The question then becomes which people will get the industrial treatment?

Cross Posted at Classical Values


LarryD said...

Britain, along with much of Europe, has and has had a fertility rate below self-replacement for how long?

Some people have finally figured out that this is a Bad Thing.

HeatherRadish said...

Do solar heaters grow up to invent and produce things that make life easier/happier for people, or even work for wages for the government to confiscate?

Strange world these people live in.