One child policy can save the world

One child policy can save the world

One child policy can save the world

At the United Nations Climate change Conference held in Copenhagen, Chinese representatives presented the “One child policy” as a solution to climate change.

A recent ONU study showed that the population’s accelerated growth from the last period of time contributed to the rise of carbon emissions with 40%-60%. The carbon emissions are the biggest factor that contributes to the climate change and the greenhouse effect.

This is the first time that the politicians take into account the population growth, suggesting that a limitation could have a positive effect over the climate change. China started to apply the “One child policy” in 1979 in order to diminish social, economic, and environmental problems. Chinese authorities claim that over 250 million births were prevented between 1979 and 2000.

The family planning policy, as is referred by the government, requires that married urban couples can have just one child, with just few exceptions: rural couples, ethnic minorities, and parents without any siblings.

Zhao Baige, vice-president of the Family Planning Commission, encouraged world leaders to seriously take into consideration the large scale implementation of the population control policy. The biggest advantage is the low cost of implementation, making it the cheapest solution to the climate change problem.

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