Diane Francis makes an intriguing argument for the use of a one-child policy. Forest’s are disappearing, the oceans are being polluted, the ozone is depleting, and the blame rests with the human race. Let us not forget that the atmosphere gets polluted from volcanoes and other sources.
Francis makes the claim that if the one-child law is enforced on the world by 2050 the world’s population will drop from 6.5 billion to 5.5 billion. By 2075 there would be 3.43 billion humans on the earth. Forests, other species, the oceans and the atmosphere would greatly improve. By doing nothing the world’s population would grow to more than nine billion by 2075. Francis has written:
China has proven that birth restriction is smart policy. Its middle class grows, all its citizens have housing, health care, education and food, and the one out of five human beings who live there are not overpopulating the planet.