UK green: Cut population in half

March 23, 2009

The Sunday Times reported on Mar. 22 that,

JONATHON PORRITT, one of Gordon Brown’s leading green advisers, is to warn that Britain must drastically reduce its population if it is to build a sustainable society.

Porritt’s call will come at this week’s annual conference of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), of which he is patron.

The trust will release research suggesting UK population must be cut to 30m [from 61 million currently] if the country wants to feed itself sustainably.

The 30-million goal is about what the UK population was in late-Victorian times.

Steve Milloy’s new book Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them spotlights green efforts to ration people.

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