So I stumbled upon this site that calls itself an "ecosocialist journal, expressing the viewpoint of environmental Marxism." (Um, what?) The Green Left. (Uhhh...) I might agree with some things they say if I could be bothered to be interested in what they are saying. (Eh...) The article that caught my eye was all concerned with population control and why it was the WRONG answer for climate change. Amused, I had to read it. I'm all up in the whole climate change thing. Now, I get to tear it apart point by point. This will take a few entries.
They say population control measures would actually hinder the movement.
Oh, DO, go on, say I, leaning forward with an eager expression, chin in my hands. This ought to be GREAT. Please... do tell.
Their first point in the article by Simon Butler is that population does not cause climate change. No, of course it in itself does not. The author's view in this is that reducing the population is focusing on one symptom of a bad system instead of dealing with the root cause.