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I remember hearing a UN official a year or so ago saying we needed to have zero CO2 emissions (have not been able to find that story). I am not sure if he realized that to achieve that zero target it means eliminating all animal life on the planet (I guess that means just the non-progressives, since progressives only spout hot air).

Anyway, saw this article today that although not as extreme as the UN official, does place some of the global warming blame and eventual solution on the fact that developed countries need to have fewer children.

National Public Radio (NPR) featured an academic philosopher Thursday who says morality requires Americans to stop having kids, because they will only cause more global warming.

Maybe we should protect our kids by not having them, NPR Travis Rieder, a philosopher at Johns Hopkins University, told NPR. The situation is bleak, its just dark Population engineering, maybe its an extreme move. But it gives us a chance.

Rieder said America produces a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2) per person, and the worlds poorest nations will be most affected by global warming. He suggests rich nations should stop having children to remedy this. Reducing the current birth rate to 0.5 kids per woman could be the thing that saves us, he said.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/18/npr-should-we-be-having-kids-in-light-of-global-warming/#ixzz4LMB8NGcK


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Overpopulation on the whole is going to be more of a challenge to less developed countries. Most of the projected population increase in the next 50 years is expected to be in (currently) under developed nations. The birth rate is already level or declining in most developed countries. While it's true we do produce more CO2 per capita, the easy (and inevitable) solution is to move to cleaner energy sources. It's not a matter of if, but when.


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Overpopulation on the whole is going to be more of a challenge to less developed countries. Most of the projected population increase in the next 50 years is expected to be in (currently) under developed nations. The birth rate is already level or declining in most developed countries. While it's true we do produce more CO2 per capita, the easy (and inevitable) solution is to move to cleaner energy sources. It's not a matter of if, but when.

You are absolutely correct. The birth rate in less developed countries is generally higher than in the developed world. I just get a twinge when I start hearing these learned individuals start discussing population engineering. Brings back memories of Logan's Run. The real question is what is a cleaner energy source? I know, wind and solar are considered clean, but that really only covers their in-use aspect and does not take into account the energy investment needed to make these happen. Water and geothermal seem a bit more reliable, but they have some negative aspects as well relative to cost and environmental impacts not related to CO2 production. I think the best thing is to strike a good balance at this point until and if ever fusion becomes a reality.


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The front and especially rear emissions of babies probably contribute mightily to global warming.


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I see this article was published by the (conservative) "Daily Caller".....so I get the feeling they linked that article in order to make fun of it/lambast it. You know, like "oh the crazy things those liberal philosophers say!" which I mean, they kinda have a point sometimes. :hehe:


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US population would be declining without immigration (mainly the illegal variety). I think our current birthrate is about 2.1. Without the immigration factor it would be 1.8 -1.9 I believe.

I'm not knocking 2.1...in theory its about ideal in terms of population for a country. You wouldn't want Japan's 1.4.


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Mass migration makes all this meaningless.


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I remember hearing a UN official a year or so ago saying we needed to have zero CO2 emissions (have not been able to find that story). I am not sure if he realized that to achieve that zero target it means eliminating all animal life on the planet (I guess that means just the non-progressives, since progressives only spout hot air).

I bet he was probably saying humanity should have zero net emissions. I.e. Our out put of carbon into the atmosphere, should not exceed the earth's ability to absorb said carbon. I know, I know, you have agenda to push and peaky details that interfer with that agenda, must be ignored, trivialised, or ridiculed where ever possible.

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I have heard plenty of discussion on the subject, the requirement is to go beyond zero net emissions due to the pendulum effect of carbon already produced but which has not impacted.


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