Posted: 20/11/2014 at 11:37
I'm all in favour of children! If couples had less or no children (some countries are perilously close to being under-replacement) who is going to do all the work we require, pay tax, invent things, and do all the things we value?
I was particularly struck by a programme about population growth and the statement that the average birth rate in Bangladesh is two children per family.
As a PS, I'm not sure that vast blocks of forestry are such a good thing. They are usually devoid of wildlife and contribute to acidification of the uplands among other disadvantages.