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originally posted by: neoholographic
The people who talk about population control will be the last ones to volunteer to die to save the planet. These people will deem themselves too important to die so while they get life extending treatments, sadly the useful idiots that buy into this nonsense will be told there heroes for dying to save the planet.
The way you will solve this problem isn't through alarm and fanaticism but through science and technology. Today we have Politicians Hollywood Celebrities that tell us the world is about to end because of climate change but they're still living high off of the fruits of Capitalism. They fly around in private jets, party on Yachts, have 3 or 4 big homes and have a carbon footprint the size of King Kong.
Common sense should tell you, if these people really thought the world was about to end we would see drastic change in their behavior. We don't see Al Gore living in a tiny home and riding around in a rickshaw.
It's just dangerous to say the only way we can do anything about climate change is to give the Government total control over human behavior. It's going to happen though and the world is going to become a very dark place when everything you do has to be controlled by the Government in the name of saving the planet while those in power live the good life.
originally posted by: MetalThunder
Well not the first time I have heard of this ...not the last I am sure
Limiting the population of the earth to 500 million will require the extermination of nine-tenths of the world’s people.
originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: jrod
Barring the current earthly human species turning the planet into a Venusian hot house which would be a lot harder than some scare mongers want to suggest then it remain's a fact that global cooling is potentially a far more dangerous thing than global warming for the species as a whole.
originally posted by: ziplock9000
a reply to: neoholographic
If you think humanity is not killing the planet then you are dumb
originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: bloodymarvelous
The Human race shall survive, we do not need to cull the population and those that spread this HATRED of humanity are people I personally volunteer for them to be the first in the euthanasia booth's if they get there wish, so that when they are gone we can then abolish there idiocy and get back to a sane humanity.
On a side not there is some controversy about the crop variety's cultivated by the meso-american cultures, many of them are superior and far more digestible for the human body than the western supposedly old world variety's and though not much research has been done into it there is a claim they may be evidence of ancient genetic engineering or of a much longer cultivation history than even those crop variety's that arose in the fertile crescent the officially recognized oldest known region of farming, if so then who was farming these south american crop's some of which would seem to be highly unlikely food stuff such as the Tomato which is a relative of the deadly nightshade and yet is perfectly edible when ripe while the nightshade is a traditional poison.
originally posted by: dwrdwrdwr
Population control is certainly one aspect of looking after the environment. What's to stop world population reaching 100 billion and beyond ?
But looking a bit deeper, I don't think genocides and a big body count would do much for the planet, simply because it's the middle class who buy all the cars, build houses, take cruises, use coal-fired electricity, take aeroplane rides, buy too many clothes, eat meat and generally consume as much as possible of anything. Not to mention an ever increasing lifespan. Hell, even our cats are living to 20.
So hypothetically, the only body count that would make a difference would be to selectively target those who consume the most. But, as such people influence who govern, no such unpleasant decisions will ever be made. Though lone wolf environment nuts might try to do it themselves.
originally posted by: JohnProctor
To be clear, I don't buy the climategate agenda, it is a means to extort from the living while reducing population for other reasons. It's aim is incremental global control over all human life and reproduction. The actual polluters (chemicals, radiation, biological hazards) are the corporations and governments who are telling us we need to give them all our money and die. We could argue the bought-and-paid-for science all day long, the solution that's proposed to this "problem" is what I'm focusing on.
However, the first world has already curtailed its population growth. Population expansionism is purely a third world problem. If the Vatican and Mecca would change their position on the issue, the world would be saved. That's all it would take. (Or maybe the Hindus would need to join in also...)