The term "emitters" in the report, titled, "Fewer Emitters, Lower Emissions, Less Cost," refers to human beings. Roger Martin, chairman of the Optimum Population Trust at the LSE, said, "It's always been obvious that total emissions depend on the number of emitters as well as their individual emissions - the carbon tonnage can't shoot down as we want, while the population keeps shooting up."
It might seem that the only honourable and unhypocritical thing to do for the authors and supporters of such a report is to become like human lemmings and march en masse over the nearest cliff into the nearest sea. ;)
But then Telegraph columnist Gerald Warner enters the discussion as a voice of reason...
Warner commented,... "Having generated highly profitable mass hysteria and sidelined honest scientists who point out that the Arctic ice-cap is growing, not shrinking; that the polar bear population is increasing, not dwindling; and that the total human contribution to atmospheric CO2 is miniscule, making adjustments in its size irrelevant, the warming fanatics are learning the joys of coercion."
The equation of "overpopulation" with increased "carbon emissions" and therefore man-made "climate change," is heavily contended within the scientific community, with many denouncing it as ideologically inspired junk science. (emphasis mine, JK)
I have long thought it a sign of a certain human arrogance to think it is in our power to solve any problem we encounter, even one as large as this one of 'global warming' is popularly seen to be. It is the attitude that we are the highest power in the universe and it is not only within our power and capability, it is our duty to attack and solve every and all issues that we perceive to endanger not just our survival but even our comfort, our convenience or our desire.