Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I wrote about global warming at a chess.com thread which was started by a science denier.


2) Overpopulation
To fully grasp how badly the “population bomb” predictions failed, you have to realize that the biggest demographic challenge today is declining population. Japan faces a demographic death spiral in which declining population and fewer workers leads to economic stagnation, which discourages people from having kids, which makes the problem worse. After decades of a “one child” policy, China’s working age population is also starting to decline, and it is conventional wisdom that the country is going to “grow old before it grows rich.”
What you wrote doesn't change the fact that the population of humans is increasing rapidly. They are crowding out other species. Some people have made wiping out entire species their career.
There are plans to drill for oil in the Artice Circle which used to be immossible. There is much less ice up there than before. People don't notice the big changes because so far it's mostly at the poles. Glaziers are disappearing. Global warming is for real. And obviously the human race is causing it, especially thanks to China where the pollution is way out of control.
The solution? I'm against wind power because the turbines are wiping out birds. Solar is OK but not useful up north in the winter. I suggest natural gas is the way to go, it's much less polluting than oil.

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