The big solution to climate change

The big solution to climate change

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Jan Hendrik Viljoen

South Africa

#1 Dec 29, 2012
I have little space to say a lot, thus i will keep it concise.
Climate change is well documented by now from many scientists the world over.
The question now should be "how can we reverse this effect?"
Regular, hardworking people and the scietific community alike all tinker with ideas of recycling, reforestation, lowering carbon emissions etc. This is like sticking a plaster on Jimmys amputated leg! We as a species need to address the real problem....US!

We are all consumers that contribute to climate change by producing waste products on a daily basis. And only a fool will try to stop the overwhelming machine of "progress" both economically and fiancially by goverments, companies and individuals alike. So how can we "cure" the disease and not just stick a plaster on it? The key lies im recocnising the cause of the problem, global overpopulation. We have simply outgrown our living space as a species.
Humans are destructive by nature and therefore only a small percentage of individuals will be effective in changing behaviour patterns to produce less waste and reduce their carbon footprint. In my humble opinion as an individual of the human race the key to reversing climate change and preserving our wonderfull living planet is to reduce the numbers of the human race.
I am not advocating war, genocide, suicide or abortion. A workable solution might be to advocate voluntary sterilization. It's quite simple really. Fewer babies born equals less consumers that produce waste products directly as well as indirectly. This will inevitably result in cleaner air, water and soil in the long run.
I realize fully that this is a very sensitive subject and many people will frown upon my ideas. This is not a popularity contest. This is about survival as a species and preserving the other species that share this planet with us. I have not sired any children of my own, rather i have helped raise my stepson as my own. Hopefully others will do the same.(i believe in practising what you preach). We humans, and all the living organisms on this planet are dependant on each other.
The fish in the sea feeds us, the plants produce fruits and seeds we can use and eat, the animals provide us with meat, the soil gives us minerals to build and create machines to better our quality of life. What do we offer in return........?
We are the only living beings on this planet with the intellectual capacity to not only change our surroundings to enhance our living conditions but to do the same for the planet as a whole. Or we can turn a blind eye and face the cosequences in the long run and only try and make a positive cahnge when it is already too late to do so.
So what will you do?
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#2 Dec 29, 2012
May I suggest cutting off the tax dollars that supports the climate change hoax.

Since: Dec 12

Charlotte, NC

#3 Dec 29, 2012
I don't voluntary sterilization is going to work at all.

The problem with overpopulation in places like India and China are simple. They want boys and will continue to reproduce until they have one. Now a harder but more effective way of solving that issue is simply advocating a change in culture. Another would be Sex Selection, more costly, but reduces kids and is a much better alternative than how some places do where they abort the babies when they find out it's not the sex they want.

But importantly it's been proven that Womens Rights leads to fewer children. Also Comprehensive Sex Education has also been proven to be more effective than the idiotic government backed opposition that is Abstinence Only.

But even with a decreased Population the human population still has resource management problem.
Jan Hendrik Viljoen

South Africa

#4 Dec 30, 2012
Mr_Uaintuponthis wrote:
I don't voluntary sterilization is going to work at all.
The problem with overpopulation in places like India and China are simple. They want boys and will continue to reproduce until they have one. Now a harder but more effective way of solving that issue is simply advocating a change in culture. Another would be Sex Selection, more costly, but reduces kids and is a much better alternative than how some places do where they abort the babies when they find out it's not the sex they want.
But importantly it's been proven that Womens Rights leads to fewer children. Also Comprehensive Sex Education has also been proven to be more effective than the idiotic government backed opposition that is Abstinence Only.
But even with a decreased Population the human population still has resource management problem.
I agree that sex selection is also a viable option, though costly as you stated.
With a reduced global population, managing available resources is much easier compared to the total disaster it is at the moment.
Whether we do something about the overpopulation on this planet or nature corrects itself to restore balance is up to us.
We have a choice:
Leave things as they are and continue on our path of anabated consumption and pollution, ignoring all the danger signs. This will inevitably lead to an outbreak of a deadly disease (like the black plague), or global food and water shortages due to climate change (famine in many countries).
OR
Gradually reduce the numbers of the human race to give the earth a chance to come into balance again. Trees are like filters, capturing carbon dioxide in the air and using it to grow, so reducing the levels of carbon dioxcide in the atmosphere, counteracting the greenhouse effect.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#5 Dec 30, 2012
Itís the venture vultures that create the biggest climate issues.

Since: Dec 12

Charlotte, NC

#6 Dec 30, 2012
Jan Hendrik Viljoen wrote:
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I agree that sex selection is also a viable option, though costly as you stated.
With a reduced global population, managing available resources is much easier compared to the total disaster it is at the moment.
Whether we do something about the overpopulation on this planet or nature corrects itself to restore balance is up to us.
We have a choice:
Leave things as they are and continue on our path of anabated consumption and pollution, ignoring all the danger signs. This will inevitably lead to an outbreak of a deadly disease (like the black plague), or global food and water shortages due to climate change (famine in many countries).
OR
Gradually reduce the numbers of the human race to give the earth a chance to come into balance again. Trees are like filters, capturing carbon dioxide in the air and using it to grow, so reducing the levels of carbon dioxcide in the atmosphere, counteracting the greenhouse effect.
That more trees is important, but I think we have to find the root cause of massive deforestation and we all know it's tree based products. So I think the more immediate solution is working through the Free market. Trying to do it through the government will take decades. Not worth it. But if we use our money to support products that use more recycled or waste wood, I think that will make a bigger impact.

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