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Should parents be penalized for having ‘extra kids to stop global warming?

Should countries like America penalize parents that have extra kids as a way to help save the world from climate change? As ridiculous as this seems, was a question that Comedian Bill Nye suggested on his Netflix show that saving the world from global warming might entail punishing people in developed countries for having too many children, according to the Daily Caller. At what number would the government set and who makes the decision…Al Gore?

Nye, who has made the suggestion on his show, “Bill Nye Saves the Earth” appeared serious which in itself demonstrates his liberalism on steroids. He asked Travis Rieder, an academic for Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University the question and Reider alarmingly responded, “I do think we should at least consider it,” said Rieder, who happens to believe that limiting the size of families is paramount to fighting global warming.

One nation which was infamous for the penalization of parents who dared to have more than one child was the Peoples Republic of China. The notorious one-child policy was implemented by the Chinese government as a method in 1979 as a means of controlling the population. According to the New York Times, after three decades the policy was changed by the government and the country is now allowing parents to have a second child.

It appears that China is more concerned about its population’s plummeting birthrate than the inconvenient non-truth of climate change being related to size of families. In fact, the impact of the policy change will allow an additional 15 million to 20 million couples to expand their families, according to the government.

Fortunately, the panelists on Nye’s show were not necessarily buying his idea of tying global warming into some fascist notion of forcing developed nations to limit their family size. One of the panelist stressed that Americans should be able to have as many or as few children as they pleased without fear from the government – it’s about human rights.

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