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Every time somebody tells me "99.9% of scientists believe in AGW," I hit 'em back with "Yes, because 99.9% of scientists are utterly dependent on government grants for their next meal." Cross the funding source, and you can count on having no budget next year. These politicians are hell-bent on taking over the energy sector--which is the whole enchilada, really--and they've got "science" over a barrel.
Our contribution is about like a person pushing on the back of a freight train that is rolling downhill. Does that person have a contribution? Yes. Is it significant? Not in the slightest.
Putting it all together: total HUMAN greenhouse gas contributions add up to about 0.28% of the greenhouse effect
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his is very interesting, because if you took the entire population of the world (roughly seven billion people), and stood them side by side in the state of Texas, each person would have 1000 square feet!
Originally posted by Milleresque
There Are Too Many Human Beings on the Planet.
This is a fact.
Originally posted by Victor03
reply to post by e11888
AL Gore is the ultimate hypocrite. I work in Nashville TN where just one of his homes sits in upscale Belle Meade. The notion that he really cares about anything other than himself flew out the window a while back in this town.
Originally posted by Maslo
reply to post by pryingopen3rdeye
according to the us census bureau the average american birth rate is 1.5 kids per 2 parents,
Source? According to this link, the US total fertility rate is 2.06 per woman, which is considered ideal:
Originally posted by Maslo
Originally posted by laiguana
reply to post by TheOneElectric
It's good to see some common sense thrown out every now and then on the internetz. I have to agree whole-heartedly with this as well...
The amount of stress we are putting on our environment and on the planet in general is unprecedented and gets worse as time passes. Why? Because the human population is still experiencing exponential growth.
The fight for natural resources will only worsen if the human population is not curbed SOON
Gore isn't always the best face for environmentalism, but he's dead on regarding this issue. BTW if I had been 18 at the time of the 2000 election...I would have voted for him.
Unfortunantely, baby boomers have a tendency to ruin everything, including the future of younger generations.edit on 22-6-2011 by laiguana because: (no reason given)
This video explains the dangers of exponential growth. Good to put things into perspective.
Originally posted by TupacShakur
reply to post by lifeform11
I take it as a part of the "NWO agenda" because population control is definitely something that's going to be crucial if one worldwide government is set up, and China passed that one-child policy back in 1978 which has prevented an estimated 400 million deaths (wikipedia'd), and this seems like it's just setting the stage for America to pass something similar.
imo we should never support population control, we should support growth, we should encourage birth all the way up to an worldwide average birthrate of 5, at least, (never will happen) and if it did, then at that point our only next step should be more growth, look into space at all these planets ready and waiting to house life and new societies, that is growth, that is moving on to new frontiers,