What was NOT publicized so much was the second part.
Just prior to the Copenhagen summit, Britain's Optimum Population Trust launched a carbon offset scheme, reported the Guardian newspaper on Dec. 3.
As explained by John Vidal, the paper's environment editor, this allows rich consumers to offset their jet-set lifestyle by paying for contraception in poorer countries.
According to Vidal, the trust's calculations show that the 10 metric tons of carbon emitted by a return flight from London to Sydney could be offset by preventing the birth of one child in a country such as Kenya.
It seems neo-colonialism is still alive in the attitudes of some environmental activists who don't see any problem in urging developing nations to curb their population so that the carbon emissions of richer countries can be offset.Kinda reminds one of the Rich White Folks' ban of DDT. Scientifically, it was just as stupid as the AGW "crisis": and the cure--banning DDT worldwide--only killed off people in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
Helluva trade for the Rockefeller bunch, no?