You see, for environmentalists, people are the basic problem.
James Lileks takes on this despicable nonsense in his latest screedblog.
[C]hildren, to some, are not bundles of joys, but bundles of sticks whose inevitable combustion harms the planet. It doesn’t matter whether reducing the population might deprive the world of another Mozart or a scientist who can cure cancer; the latter would just mean people living longer and going more harm....Lileks..., nobody does it better.
Read it here.