Over in Copenhagen, it's hard to get attention amidst the tens of thousands of politicians, activists, scientists, celebrities, spokesmen, chauffeurs, gourmet chefs, private plane pilots, bag-carriers, prostitutes (metaphorical and actual), to say nothing of the journalists covering it all. So the more clever participants have taken to awarding fake prizes -- "Fossil of the Day" -- to steal a moment or two in the spotlight. No reason the environmental lobby should have all the fun. Step right up, Diane Francis, for your work in the field of enviro-Malthusianism!
Every paper is entitled to have outside-the-box columnists opining on one topic or another. And Francis is often outside -- way outside -- with some of her positions. But this time, she has gone too far. Her 2009 entry is not just about cheap laughs. Calling for a global one-child policy is misguided. If implemented, it would be outright wicked. Full article