An Australian obstetrician and obvious environmentalist wacko is recommending that all parents who have more than two children be required to pay a baby tax to “save the planet.” And that’s not all. Take a look at what other measures he recommends:
Writing in today’s Medical Journal of Australia, Associate Professor Barry Walters said every couple with more than two children should be taxed to pay for enough trees to offset the carbon emissions generated over each child’s lifetime.
Professor Walters, clinical associate professor of obstetric medicine at the University of Western Australia and the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth, called for condoms and “greenhouse-friendly” services such as sterilisation procedures to earn carbon credits.
And he implied the Federal Government should ditch the $4133 baby bonus and consider population controls like those in China and India.
Professor Walters said the average annual carbon dioxide emission by an Australian individual was about 17 metric tons, including energy use.
“Every newborn baby in Australia represents a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions for an average of 80 years, not simply by breathing but by the profligate consumption of resources typical of our society,” he wrote.
“Far from showering financial booty on new mothers and rewarding greenhouse-unfriendly behaviour, a ‘baby levy’ in the form of a carbon tax should apply, in line with the ‘polluter pays’ principle.”
So, what kind of population controls is this guy recommending? Forced abortions or forced sterilization for parents who fail to adhere to population control regulations? He insists that the earth can’t survive if humans continue to procreate at current rates, but he If he really believes population control is the answer to global warming, why don’t he and the others with his agenda begin with themselves?