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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-04 09:11 AM
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2. things we can do
Edited on Fri Nov-19-04 09:12 AM by blindpig
1) stop breeding like rats. And that goes for EVERYBODY except for indigenous populations in danger of extinction. Indeed, we must reverse the growth of human population by encouraging non-breeding and one child families until a carrying capacity level to be determined(perhaps 1-2 billion) is reached.
2)redistribution of wealth. Until the basic needs of the poor are met they will take what they need from the environment. On a global scale we of the West, and Americans in particular, are resource pigs. We're not going to like it but I don't see an alternative.
3)develop a closed system economy. Of course, it will not be a true closed system, considering the sun, but as closed as possible. We must dispose our throw-away culture by making "durable goods" truly durable, lasting decades and recycling everything else from industrial processes to consumer goods. Landfills should become an anachronism.
I doubt that any of this will happen.
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