Sometimes it takes a couple years for these things to surface. It was back in 2013 when Christiana Figueres, a UN official, was interviewed by Climate One, a “public affairs forum” that discusses ways to combat manmade global warming. In her comments, Figueres argued that cutting down on the global population, in addition to taking other drastic measures, would help to fight global warming.
“But isn’t it true that stopping the rise of the population would be one of the biggest levers and driving the rise of green house gases?” [Climate One founder Greg] Dalton asked.
“Obviously less people would exert less pressure on the natural resources,” Figueres answered, also noting that estimates suggest the Earth’s population will rise to nine billion by 2050.
Dalton then questioned whether that figure could in some way be stalled or halted.
“So is nine billion a forgone conclusion? That’s like baked in, done, no way to change that?” he asked Figueres.
“There is pressure in the system to go toward that; we can definitely change those, right? We can definitely change those numbers,” Figueres said in response.
“Really, we should make every effort to change those numbers because we are already, today, already exceeding the planet’s planetary carrying capacity.” she also claimed.
The planet’s “planetary carrying capacity?” And what is that exactly? Who comes up with that number, some UN stooge? How many people is too many for the planet? And what kinds of measures need to be taken in order to bring the population down to a “reasonable” amount, well within the planet’s “planetary carrying capacity?” Mandatory sterilizations? Forced abortions? Why not?
[Figueres] has also repeatedly said that a Chinese style communist dictatorship is better suited than the U.S. constitutional system to fight “global warming.”
Figueres told Bloomberg News last year that the Chinese government (which continues to enforce forced abortions, infanticide and compulsory sterilization) is “doing it right” when it comes to climate change, even though China is by far the biggest emitter of greenhouse gasses.