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  • UK population must fall to 30m, says Porritt [if it is to build a sustainable society.....]

    03/22/2009 9:08:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,579+ views
    UK population must fall to 30m, says Porritt Jonathan Leake and Brendan Montague JONATHON PORRITT, one of Gordon Brown’s leading green advisers, is to warn that Britain must drastically reduce its population if it is to build a sustainable society. Porritt’s call will come at this week’s annual conference of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), of which he is patron. The trust will release research suggesting UK population must be cut to 30m if the country wants to feed itself sustainably. Porritt said: “Population growth, plus economic growth, is putting the world under terrible pressure. “Each person in Britain has...
  • World set back 10 years by Bush's new world order, says Blair aide

    04/15/2004 1:58:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 56 replies · 190+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 4/14/04 | Paul Brown
    George Bush has had a "devastating impact" on global sustainable development and set the world back more than ten years, says Jonathon Porritt, the prime minister's senior adviser on the subject, today. Writing in Guardian Society Mr Porritt, who is the chairman of the Sustainable Development Commission, says it is hard to exaggerate the damage done to the planet by Mr Bush's drive for a "new world order". On a whole series of issues including climate change, international aid, family planning, nuclear proliferation, trade and corporate responsibility, "staying true to a discredited model of extreme economic liberalism has set the...