posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 02:08 PM
a reply to: Visitor2012
My grandmother died of salivary cancer. My grandfather fought off multiple cancers in his lifetime. Now before you go thinking that this is evidence
of general air or water pollution, I'm also going to point out that my grandfather was an atomic veteran and so the radiation exposures probably are
the actual source of those cancers. In fact, the federal government agreed on that long ago and actually repaid my family for the injuries done. And
that's not easy to do.
People die. That is true. However, not everyone dies of cancer rather like how my other grandmother survived her own cancer (the one that died
to die). Our rates of births still surpass our rates of death and our average life expectancy, contrary to what you're alleging, is
Insert neat little graph of average life expectancy over time:
Neato life expectancy graph over
See? It's increasing. Now, of course, having clean water and clean air are tremendously important to me. How could they not be as I did actually
attend university to become an ecologist? I'd be the weirdest ecologist on the planet if I didn't think those things were important. However, keep
the arguments in reality and with those things that are actually substantiated by evidence. We're not dying out. We're still flourishing and if
there is a decline anywhere, it's not premature deaths but instead in a growing general lack of desire to propagate. More and more young people are
choosing to not have children or have only 1--neither of which is a replacement rate for people.
In terms of sustainability though, a decline of population would actually not be a bad thing for either planet, people or cod. Not all of our
resources are eternal and are instead limited as in taking so long to develop that they are non-replaceable. Additionally, you lessen the number of
people and well, you decrease the need and/or propensity for air and water pollution. That's a multiple win again for planet, people and well, those
pesky cod. Of course, before you suggest it, I'm not suggesting that genocide would be a good thing or is what we need. I think people making smart
choices about the fact that we basically live, breathe, poop, and breed in what is technically a gigantic bubble is, well, good.
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