China’s too lenient: we need a no-child policy

With the swarm of human beings expected to hit nine billion by 2050, it’s time we discussed tough remedies.

Nathalie Rothstein

Topics Politics

Such are the general levels of ignorance today that the recent news that Britain’s population is expected to rise to 70million by 2029 was shrugged off by most people as an unimportant fact or something we can do nothing about. Yet add into the mix the fact that the world’s population is expected to grow from 6.7 billion to 9 billion in the next 40 years, and it’s pretty clear we are facing a population timebomb that will make the literal bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki look like sideshows in the circus of human suffering. Tough measures – far tougher than China’s – are required to deal with this spectre of spawning.

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