For the most part, green policies are murderous. Actively or passively, the results are the same. Power, even coal and oil, is the only way humans rise out of poverty and slavery.

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Half of children perish in pre-industrial societies. Take your pick: a bucolic, green fantasy world – or one that’s safe for kids.


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There is a scene in the secondLord of the Rings movie in which a distraught king, mourning the death of his slain son, declares: “No parent should have to bury their child.”

This line resonates powerfully with audiences – especially those who happen to be parents. The death of a child is an agony for adults – mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles – as well as for that child’s siblings. It is a sorrow people carry with them to their own graves.

What we modern, pampered, technologically blessed, First World inhabitants have forgotten is that child deaths were once commonplace.

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In 1762, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Emile appeared. It contained these lines:

One half of the children who are born die before their eighth…

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