opinion in the Financial Post about the need for population control when discussing global warming and man's effect on the environment. I guess conservative troll Laura Ingraham went ballistic on O'Reilly yesterday over the column and blasted any plans to either discuss the issue or implement ZPG. Ingraham happens to be a converted catholic.
I raise this issue on the heels of a story this morning about a reality show matriarch/breeder who just had her 19th child. I don't watch television so I don't know the ins and outs of the situation but think that having that many children is excessive in a world where resources are so obviously stretched. I don't know the theological bent of the woman.
I saw a bumper sticker recently that said "keep mythology and government apart - maintain the separation of church and state." And I largely agree. We have a clash of world views here - a canon that says that the good lord will provide all that we need if we merely have faith, running square into a reality where too many inhabitants of the planet go to bed hungry each night due to malnutrition. In places like North Korea or Somalia. Where water, air and soil are tainted across the globe. We can't move forward without assessing the ability of the planet to support the exponential growth curve we are witnessing.
Jim and wife Janis are republicans with major environmental awareness and concerns. Sort of a rare breed I think. He told me that it was his opinion that population growth has to be on the table at Copenhagen. Sounds reasonable and responsible to me as well.