In search of Albemarle’s “optimal population,” ASAP believes in part:
There are limits to growth locally as well as globally. Smart growth is needed in the short term, but at some point bigger is not better. Through education, research, advocacy, and policy formulation, ASAP is working to identify our regions (sic) optimal population and build sustainable communities here in Central Virginia. (ed. note: the missing possessive apostrophe is aggravating)
How far will they take their quest for an “optimum population“?
The paper by the Optimum Population Trust will say that if couples had two children instead of three they could cut their family’s carbon dioxide output by the equivalent of 620 return flights a year between London and New York. …
In his latest comments, the academic says that when couples are planning a family they should be encouraged to think about the environmental consequences.
“The decision to have children should be seen as a very big one and one that should take the environment into account,” he added.
Professor Guillebaud says that, as a general guideline, couples should produce no more than two offspring.
Hat tip to Drudge.