December 7, 2010
WELL, HE'S CERTAINLY RIGHT...:
Ted Turner Calls for Global One-Child Policy (Steven W. Mosher, 12/6/2010, Population Research Institute)
Ted Turner, the founder of CNN, called on world leaders Sunday to address the global warming crisis by drastically reducing the number of people on the planet. Maintaining that the very future of humanity was at stake, Turner urged immediate action: "If we're going to be here [as a species] 5,000 years from now, we're not going to do it with seven billion people," said Turner, who went on to propose the immediate adoption of a global one-child policy.
The media mogul has long been infatuated with Chinese-style "family planning." Appearing on National Public Radio on May 7th of this year, he praised the Chinese government for "wisely institut[ing] . the one-child family policy, . put[ting] in penalties, tax penalties and so forth, for people that have more than one child."
Now the father of five, who has often publicly regretted having so many children, wants to extend China's policy to the rest of us.
...that we aren't going to have 5,000 years of population stasis. Posted by Orrin Judd at December 7, 2010 6:08 AM