The co-host of the BBC\’s Springwatch programme said that everyone must do their bit for the environment. \”If I didn\’t recycle and shop locally, I couldn\’t see the point of being human,\” he told the Radio Times.
That\’s Chris Packham.
Art, religion, the beauty of a summer\’s day. love, no, all are worth less than bloody recycling.
Setting out his radical approach, Packham said: \”There\’s no point bleating about the future of pandas, polar bears and tigers when we\’re not addressing the one single factor that\’s putting more pressure on the ecosystem than any other – namely the ever-increasing size of the world\’s population.
\”I wouldn\’t actually penalise people for having too many children, as I think the carrot always works better than the stick. But I would offer them tax breaks for having small families – say, 10 per cent off your tax bill if you decide to stick with just one child. And an even bigger financial incentive if you choose not to have a family at all.
\”I read the other day that, by 2020, there are going to be 70 million people in Britain. Let\’s face it, that\’s too many.
And he doesn\’t seem to realise that that ever expanding population thing is already being solved. As the world gets rich people are having fewer children. We just don\’t need to do anything more than simple economic growth.