Climate-change crowd now targets children

They tax your house. They tax your car. They tax your income. They even tax you when you die.


And now they want to tax you for having children.


Global-warming alarmists are floating the idea of a “carbon tax” on children as they pursue a strategy of “population engineering.”


Such an Orwellian plan is supposedly necessary to stop carbon emissions. Professor Travis Rieder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics argues richer nations should remove tax breaks for parents and penalize them with a progressive income tax.


NPR calls it a “carbon tax, on kids.”


The policy would be part of the transition toward what Rieder calls a “small family ethic.”


Along with Colin Hickey and Jake Earl of Georgetown University, Rieder outlined his proposed program in a paper titled “Population Engineering and the Fight against Climate Change” in the journal Social Theory and Practice.


The authors argue there should be a “global policy response to the threat of dangerous climate change” that must incorporate “population engineering,” the “intentional manipulation of the size and structure of human populations.”


The paper outlines a “progressive, global fertility-reduction strategy” that would explicitly target wealthier nations and individuals.


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