PERTH, December 11, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Medical Journal of Australia has published a widely-publicized article by a medical professor advocating draconian taxation for parents who have more than two children, in order to offset the carbon emissions the child is likely to generate and contribute to “global warming.” The article is the latest of an increasing number of public statements from global warming advocates calling for world de-population as one crucial solution to the program.

The peer-reviewed article, written by Professor Barry Walters of the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth, advocates requiring the parents to pay an upfront tax of $4,390 USD for each child born after their second child, and up to $700 annually thereafter…

Walters also implies that the infamous “one child policy” used in China, which has resulted in numerous coerced late-term abortions and post-partem infanticides, should also apply to Australia: “I believe we deserve no more population concessions than those in India and China,” he writes…

Australia’s population is only 21 million and its fertility rate is below the 2.1 per family replacement level. As a consequence, the country faces significant immigration pressure from Asian nations…

The appearance of such proposals in a respected medical journal reflects the increasing influence of the theory of catastrophic global warming, promoted by failed US presidential candidate Albert Gore and a host of international agencies, especially the United Nations.

Although a majority of scientists do not seem to believe that possible future warming will have the serious consequences claimed by Gore in his book, “An Inconvenient Truth”, his alarmist campaign has frightened many into accepting the population control agenda that has long been promoted by the United Nations and the major western powers…

Commenting on the proposal in the “full comment” blog of the National Post, a Canadian newspaper, John Turley-Ewart opines that “It’s one thing to want to reduce green house gases. It’s quite another to advocate for a world straight out of Nineteen Eighty-Four that dehumanizes children and casts them in the same light as pollution. If this is the future, I will gladly endure Global Warming.”

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