Father Raymond J. de Souza, National Post
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