Skip to comments.Bioethicist: The climate crisis calls for fewer children
Posted on 09/11/2016 8:27:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin
NPR correspondent Jennifer Ludden profiled some of my work in procreative ethics with an article entitled, Should we be having kids in the age of climate change?, which summarized my published views that we ought to consider adopting a small family ethic and even pursuing fertility reduction efforts in response to the threat from climate change.
Perhaps many of us in rich countries (the us who might be reading this) will be largely protected from these early harms; but that doesnt make them less real to the vulnerable citizens of, say, Bangladesh, Kiribati or the Maldives. In fact, it escalates the injustice, as the global wealthy have benefited from and contributed to climate change the most, while the global poor will be hurt first and worst.
The problem here is that we have a finite resource the ability of the Earths atmosphere to absorb greenhouse gases without violently disrupting the climate and each additional person contributes to the total amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. So although humans will hopefully save us (we do, in fact, desperately need brilliant people to develop scaleable technology to remove carbon from the air, for instance), the solution to this cannot be to have as many babies as possible, with the hope that this raises our probability of solving the problem. Because each baby is also an emitter, whether a genius or not.
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Fewer “bioethicists” would also work.
I suggest he start talking to the 3rd worlders first since they are the ones breeding like rabbits.
I have no intention of doing without so that someone elses progeny can have resources in the future.
Well then aren’t these white folks from industrialized societies who refuse to have children in the vanguard of saving the planet??
Start with the Muslims.
There is no “climate Crises” It is a lie by leftists to get your stuff. Reject it and keep it out of your child’s school. There is no proof — no data no measurable criteria!! What is it? . It is all made up.
Yet they want to import breeders by the millions from the third world who’s one and only goal in coming to the west is not only to expand their carbon footprint by an order of magnitude or two for themselves, but also for as many immediate and distant relatives as possible, then to breed even more
Too bad his parents didn’t know about it
Let’s take them and their kids away first.
Gotta nip this crap in the bud right at the source.
Not only that, but the 3rd worlders daily gather up wood and burn it constantly for cooking purposes, polluting the air and diminishing brush and forests. Then there's the specter of washing clothes, bathing, and dumping in rivers and other waterways, polluting the water and endangering wildlife and fisheries. 3rd worlders are the biggest polluters on Earth. Cut back their birthrates, and diminish pollution. The only climate crisis is the climate of fear thrust on us by liberal leftist idiots.
Tell that to the f’n Moooslims who all have 10 or 12 kids. I dare you.
So this gamma male Travis Rieder would have more intellectual honesty if he killed himself
If a “bioethicist” wasn’t out there stirring up the bull****, what would they do for a living?
These people have been saying this stuff since I was a kid.
But they never seem to take their own lives.
They’ll just import Muslims to do the Breeding
longer growing seasons are bad - don’t you Know ?
Invent sterilization drugs?
We are already having fewer children. What next? Kill-offs?
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