Skip to comments.Children come with a high carbon cost
Posted on 03/16/2009 5:17:44 PM PDT by markomalley
If you have a child, he says, you and you partner are each responsible for half its emissions. If that child has kids, one-quarter of their emissions are down to you, and so on. How it adds up depends on population trends and emission changes in the future.
Murtaugh used UN population projections, which say that after 2050, birth rates in all countries will be 1.85 children per woman, on average. Then he took three emissions futures: rising business-as-usual emissions, constant emissions, and "save-the-planet" levels that fall to half a tonne of CO2 per capita per year by 2100.
With rising future emissions, each extra child in the US would eventually result in eight times the lifetime carbon footprint of the average US resident today. Even with constant per-capita emissions, it's nearly six times - or nearly 10,000 tonnes of CO2.
(Excerpt) Read more at newscientist.com ...
After all, it's "for the children!"
(SORRY: forgot the “barf alert” tag on the title)
This goes along with Pelosi’s thinking. Sick.
You would think these Malthusians would give up by now.
And here they expose themselves. They’re not about living more lightly on the earth, they’re about not living at all.
Lead by example.
Boy, that sure wasn’t CO2 my son used to emit!
How does he determine which children are surplus?
And once he identifies them, what does he want to do with them?
Just send them back. My question to this guy is “So what?”
“Children Come with a High Carbon Cost”
An example of a statement from an insane mind.
“Liberals, stop reproducing.
Lead by example.”
Well, the homo’s have...they are essentially a “self-licking lollipop,” so to speak...they kind of make themselves extinct, so, there is that.
added keywords “carboncult” and “junkscience”
Actually we am responsible for all its emissions although I expect grandma will change diapers occasionally.
I think this is a way to give George Tiller “carbon credits” that he can then convert to cash and give back to the politicians as political contributions!
People, we are PAYING for this crap, with our taxes. The government twerps take OUR MONEY and use it to pay for this obnoxious crap.
Save the environment,
kill an environmentalist.
Yes, do it tonight. Then you can call his school tomorrow and tell them he won’t be attending class anymore and how lucky the world will be without a kid who farts and burps all the time.
This used to be an actual scientific mag. Really.
No longer. The monster raving loonies have taken over.
That means my parents are jointly responsible for one hundred percent of my emissions (.5x2). And my grandparents are jointly responsible for one hundred percent of my emissions (.25x4). The way I look at it, that gives me personally a lot of leeway for emissions, since my parents and grandparents are jointly responsible for 200 percent of them.
Paul Murtaugh, a statistician at Oregon State University in Corvallis REALLY NEEDS TO GET A LIFE!!! What a moron. Paul! Go to your room and play with your numbers you idiot!
So how do we calculate the carbon emissions of the Octomom using his formulas?
Today President Obortion signed the new executive order for a $60,000 annual carbon tax on each child, unless they are slaughtered and donated for stem cell research.
Can’t we just buy carbon credits and neutralize all that anyway? I thought that’s the purpose of the carbon credits and Obama’s cap and trade proposal.
Exactly. Of course, I think that’s what the lefties have in mind. Taxing parents for the children that they have. It’s a sick, sick, sick world.
I think you can be forgiven. It's almost built into the title of the article itself. The only time anyone should be excoriated for failing to give a barf alert is when the title doesn't inherently tell you that the article to follow is enraging, nauseating BS.
Thereby absolving my kid of any. Ummm... send me a bill after I'm dead & gone, okay?
Oh by the way, my emissions are my grandparents' responsibility -- same thing applies, got it?
He also hates Bush and loves kayaking with the boys. Draw your own conclusions...
Oh, no, that was the kid you killed as an embryo in the hopes that some grisly experiment on his tiny body would cure your brain cancer?
brain cancer = insert whatever disease or ailment
We will reap what we sow.
Abort them of course.
Meanwhile the Chinese take tax money from their citizenry and make weapons and train their military.
Don’t blame the kitties, they’re innocent. Blame their dumb owner.
Save the world,
Kill a politician!
HeThey also hates think Bush was OK and love s kayaking with the boys FReeping. Draw your own conclusions.
“WHAT is your carbon legacy”
“If you have a child, he says, you and you partner are each responsible for half its emissions. If that child has kids, one-quarter of their emissions are down to you, and so on.”
I cannot believe this BS.
I’m gonna look for ways to increase my carbon footprint.
Also, I would like to welcome the members of the Miscellaneous ping list, which has merged with the Not-A-Ping-List ping list. Your decoder rings and brain-implant microchips will be arriving via FedEx. No need to send contact info; we know where you live.
They have the strength of madness.
Mr. Fierro isn’t obviously gay... so don’t take it too personally.
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