Whats the biggest issue facing mankind today?
I suspect it is that might be that our intellectual elites do not actually value people.
The idiot of the day award goes to an Australian obstetrician, Professor Barry Walters, who in a letter to the Medical journal of Australia suggests parents should be taxed for having children to offset the effect of their extra greenhouse gas emissions.
He suggests $5000 at birth and $800 each year thereafter.
Walters, an obstetrician, made his proposal in a letter in which he criticised the government's payment of a 4,000 dollar "baby bonus" in a bid to boost the birth rate in this sparsely-populated country of 21 million people.
Paying parents extra for every baby fuelled more emissions and contributed to global warming, he said, adding that the bonus should be replaced with a "baby levy" in line with the "polluter pays" principle.
There it is in black and white folks - a new born baby isn't a blessing it is just another form of pollution.
What does this clown really want - the UN to hand the planet back over to the blue-green algae perhaps?
Like that would make the world a better place.
Another demonstration of how education and academic credentials don't necessarily make you smart.