Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Problem With People

When it comes to the Earth's climate, many environmentalists make thinly-veiled eugenics arguments claiming it is People who are causing the problem.

Since I am not a self-loathing human, I think this stance is more than wrong. It is evil.

After all, simple geography demonstates that there is a lot more Earth than human beings. Arable land is only about 10% of the entire Earth's surface. And as Bjorn Lomberg demonstated in his book The Skeptical Environmentalist, the entire population of the Earth right now could live in the state of Texas with a population density equal to that of Paris's.

So these claims for the need to stop population control are nothing more than a desire to make sure no new people are born in developing countries where pollution is the worst. Environmentalists calling for this particular solution are oblivious to the fact that it is poverty not population that causes pollution.

Helping developing nations gain access to cheap energy, industrialized infrastructure, and clean drinking water would do far more to reduce pollution than reducing population.

As my husband always replies to these suggestions, "YOU first."

Population growth driving climate change, poverty: experts.

Prince Charles urges people to abandon car in favour of walking and public transport. Definately YOU first prince-y

UN plans 'shock therapy' for world leaders on environment. This one is hilarious because if politicians aren't "reminded" about how "urgent" climate "change" is, then those calling for "action" will become IRRELEVANT and lose their jobs as doomsayers. Golly gosh. I'd hate for that to happen.

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