UK Daily Mail
April 5, 2011
BBC wildlife expert Chris Packham has warned the only way to protect the future of the planet is to curb population growth.
The Springwatch presenter suggested offering Britons tax breaks to encourage them to have smaller families.
He effectively endorsed China’s controversial one-child policy, which sees couples who adhere to the rule given a lump sum on retirement.
But he stopped short of suggesting people should be penalised for having too many children.
Packham, 49, who has no children of his own, told Radio Times: ‘By 2020, there are going to be 70million people in Britain. Let’s face it, that’s too many.’
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