The "inconvenient truth" overhanging the UN's Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world.
A planetary law, such as China's one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is one million births every four days.
I'm sure that wasn't her intention but that is exactly what she advocates. She wants the children of the poor third world ground up so the environment can be saved.
She also mixes in a little anti-religion with her eugenics as well
Unfortunately, there are powerful opponents. Leaders of the world's big fundamentalist religions preach in favor of procreation and fiercely oppose birth control. And most political leaders in emerging economies perpetuate a disastrous Catch-22: Many children (i. e. sons) stave off hardship in the absence of a social safety net or economic development, which, in turn, prevents protections or development.
You thought the Muslim world hated the West before? Wait until people like Ms. Francis are trying to force birth control and abortions on them in order to "save the planet." They will be literally bombing these people to keep their unborn children alive.
I really think that this attitude that environmentalists have that they can impose totalitarian control to prevent something that might happen in 2050 is despicable. Think about how much more advanced we are from the 1950s. Who's to say that by 2050 we won't have vat grown beef and super foods that can be grown on half the land and yield 10 times the calories that they do now? The idea that technology would not change in 50 years is ludicrous.
In any case, people like Ms. Francis should keep writing op-ed pieces and we should pray that she never becomes Prime Minister or holds any kind of policy making job. That would be far more dangerous to third world children then any famine or war.