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Old 28th September 2011, 08:01 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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Default contraception and CO2 emissions

This type of story is becoming more and more common:
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011...onment-too.php

"The connection between increased access to family planning and greenhouse gas emissions has been covered here before, but since World Contraception Day was this week and we're still so far from where we need to be on both issues, it's worth another look.

"At an Aspen Institute event last week, the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health reminded the audience that if women around the world had access to family planning, up to 15 percent of the carbon emissions reductions necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change would be achieved.

"A 2009 study found that every $7 spent on basic family planning would reduce global CO2 emissions by more than a ton."

So they link contraception to global warning, as a way to promote contraception. Regardless of whether or not the world climate is warming, it is absurd to suggest that decisions about family size should be based on that trend.

I also notice that the traditional Christian morality, on whether or not an act is a sin, has been replaced by certain types of social ideology. Acts are evaluated based on whether or not they offend anyone, or based on how they might affect the environment. But acts are not evaluated based on morality. We could even say that a new pseudo-morality is developing, with fundamental tenets based on the current social agenda, rather than on absolute values of good and evil.
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