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CLIMATE CHANGE … is the real question about Emissions – or the Planets sustainable population level?

– is the real question about Emissions – or the Planets sustainable population level?
Thought of the Day: …
Having a global debate about what can only be termed a secondary or consequence issue – i.e. Climate Change and the emissions responsible – can never be settled until the real cause of the problem is dealt with – that being an agreed global population level. It’s a sensitive debate that nobody wants to have – who has the right to tell you that you can’t procreate …
Any person living the outcome and stupidity of the CARBON TAX/CLIMATE CHANGE debate – has a right to ask the question – why is the planet’s maximum sustainable population not part of the debate?In the last 20+ years the overpopulation debate has been on the agenda across the globe. Yet when the Planet is so focused in finding an answer to the Carbon and Climate Change debate – the only forums talking about population ceilings and what needs to be done about culling population growth are held behind closed doors and at not part of the mainstream media cycle.

The debate is very sensitive and China has to be applauded as the first to make a decision to limit their population growth with their ‘ONE’ child policy. Yet no other Nation followed suit and China now estimate their 30 year old policy has prevented 400 million new births. The China One Child Policy is explained further from the Wikipedia site below:

One-child policy

Wikipedia link to data:
The one-child policy refers to the one-child limitation applying to a minority of families in the population control policy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

The Chinese government refers to it under the official translation of family planning policy.[1] It officially restricts married, urban couples to having only one child, although it allows exemptions for several cases, including rural couples, ethnic minorities, and parents without any siblings themselves.[2] A spokesperson of the Committee on the One-Child Policy has said that approximately 35.9% of China’s population is currently subject to the one-child restriction.[3] The Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau are completely exempt from the policy. Also exempt from this law are foreigners living in China.

The policy was introduced in 1978 and initially applied to first-born children in the year of 1979. It was created by the Chinese government to alleviate social, economic, and environmental problems in China,[4] and authorities claim that the policy has prevented between 250 and 300 million births from its implementation until 2000,[2] and 400 million births from 1979 to 2011. The policy is controversial both within and outside China because of the manner in which the policy has been implemented, and because of concerns about negative social consequences.[5] The policy has been implicated in an increase in forced abortions,[6] female infanticide, and underreporting[7] of female births, and has been suggested as a possible cause behind China’s gender imbalance. Nonetheless, a 2008 survey undertaken by the Pew Research Center reported that 76% of the Chinese population supports the policy.[8]

The policy is enforced at the provincial level through fines that are imposed based on the income of the family and other factors. Population and Family Planning Commissions (Chinese: ???????) exist at every level of government to raise awareness about the issue and carry out registration and inspection work. Despite this policy, there are still many citizens that continue to have more than one child.[9]

In 2008, China’s National Population and Family Planning Commission said that the policy will remain in place for at least another decade.[10] In 2010, it was announced that the majority of the citizens first subject to the policy are no longer of reproductive age and it has been speculated that many citizens simply disregard or violate the policy in more recent years. Still, the deputy director of the Commission stated that the policy would remain unaltered until at least 2015.[11] In March 2011, the Chinese government reviewed the policy and expressed considerations to allow for couples to have a second child.

Any debate of levels of emissions and human responsibility cannot be answered unless the answer to the maximum level of population the Planet can sustain.  China is far ahead of the rest of the World in having a policy that addresses their population growth.

Growth in the last 200 years – and forecast growth over the next 50 years – is un-chartable – records and research show that in 1927 the Global Population was at 2 billion – it was 4 billion by 1974 – and now stands near 7 billion – the forecast for 2050 is 9 billion – source – Wikipedia.

The question is a serious question – China and India – the two most populous Nations on the planet – 2.55 billion between them – and their reality is that they import 50% of their food requirements – other large population Nations are in the same predicament where that do not have the land mass to grow the produce needed to feed their existing population.

Who is going to make the decision – how will the decision be made – and what will happen when the decision is made and people respond against the decision?

These are all questions that no Nation wants to discuss or debate with other Nations.  The UN and OECD have reams of reports and recomendations on this subject and they all remain inhouse and behind closed doors.  The real debate is gong on behind the media’s access and decisions are being made by Global Leaders with no public awareness.

This is why the Emissions debate is the greatest ‘gabfest’ undertaken by global Leadership trying to avoid a more difficult discussion and decision.


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