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Scientific American Proposes Global Warming Solution: Contraception and Safe Abortion
The Business & Media Institute ^ | October 15, 2010 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 10/15/2010 4:38:53 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan

The use of birth control has been an issue debated by ethicists in the United States for over a century. Until now, it’s been a moral issue, and few mainstream voices ever advocated the use of birth control for environmental reasons.

On Scientific American’s website, an Oct. 11 article by David Biello argues that if we were able to lower the growth of the world’s population, the amount of carbon that is expected to be emitted into the atmosphere would significantly diminish. He cited a study from the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research that explained demographic ties to the alleged threats of global warming.

“An additional 150 people join the ranks of humanity every minute, a pace that could lead our numbers to reach nine billion by 2050,” Biello wrote. “Changing that peak population number alone could save at least 1.4 billion metric tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere each year by 2050, according to a new analysis – the equivalent of cutting more than 10 percent of fossil fuel burning per year.”

Biello explained that economic growth was a means of slowing population growth, but feared that the rise of “richer people” could mean more consumption, canceling out the so-called “greenhouse gas savings” from the decreased population growth.

Still, Biello explained that family planning methods could be the solution to curbing the threat of climate change.


“Ultimately, family planning alone – such as the use of condoms and other reproductive health services – in parts of the world with growing populations, including the U.S., could restrain population growth significantly, this analysis finds,” Biello wrote. “It would appear that we're trying, thanks primarily to ongoing efforts to enable women to take control of their own lives through education and other methods. Already, birth rates the world over have halved from an average of five children per woman to just 2.6 today – a baby bust replacing the baby boom.”

However in that paragraph, he linked another Scientific American story from August 12, 2008 he wrote that referenced work by Stanford University scientists Paul Ehrlich and Robert Pringle blaming humans for the extinction of thousands of species. Their suggestion back then: Educate women about “contraception and safe abortions”:

That’s why Ehrlich and Pringle call for educating women, which has slowed or stopped population growth in the developed countries of Europe. "Education and employment – for women especially – along with access to contraception and safe abortions are the most important components," they write. Adds Ehrlich: "The most basic response is to get going on stopping population growth and starting a decline. Second is doing something about consumption. If you don't do anything about those, then you are in trouble in all the others: more people, means more greenhouse gases, which means more rapid climate change."

Although these arguments over the need to promote the use of “birth control” for the environment’s sake raise some ethical questions, there is a belief more radical. Paul Watson, founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 2007 called for the world’s population to drop below 1 billion, meaning roughly 5.7 billion people would have to go away.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; agwdemagogues; antiscientific; birthcontrol; catastrophism; davidbiello; eugenics; euthanasia; genocide; paulwatson; proabortion; roevswade; roevwade; seashepherd; singlepartystatists
Doesn't this arguably demonstrate the genocidal tendencies of the Left? Why don't the radical environemntalists and other types just have a mass gathering and drink their poisoned kool aid...oh no, they'll just assume power and eliminate everyone else.
1 posted on 10/15/2010 4:38:56 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan; bamahead; carolinablonde; SolitaryMan; rdl6989; livius; DollyCali; ...
The various "solution" to AGW myth are always consistent with the leftwing agenda.

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 10/15/2010 4:41:20 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools...”


3 posted on 10/15/2010 4:42:02 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

This should surprise no one. Fifty million dead American babies isn’t enough.


4 posted on 10/15/2010 4:42:34 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Lord help us.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Why don’t the editors of Scientific American show the way by purchasing a .357 Magnum, placing the barrel into their mouths one by one and then squeezing the trigger. The last editor could diall 911 just before his turn.


5 posted on 10/15/2010 4:42:48 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
I agree with ‘Safe Abortion!’

Let's add:

‘Safe Murder’

‘Safe Gang Killings’

‘Safe Gas Chambers’

After all, it's for the children...

Sarc\>

6 posted on 10/15/2010 4:42:58 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Dear Scientific American,

If you wish to reduce the earth population of Humans I suggest you start killing yourselves first...


7 posted on 10/15/2010 4:42:58 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: beethovenfan

How about offing yourself and your believers. This will solve the problem


8 posted on 10/15/2010 4:43:53 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (The tides coming in)
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To: steelyourfaith

The next argument will be: “If reducing the birth rate can slow global warming, then eliminating some people can roll it back.”


9 posted on 10/15/2010 4:45:20 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Mrs. Don-o
My position has always been 1) Abortion is mass murder that has resulted in the destruction of over 50 million unborn babies (over one million a year) wrought by homicidal mothers and carried out by evil practitioners operating with legal sanction given by the Federal Government (Supreme Court, Legislators, etc.) and is poised to become the greatest Holocaust in human history. 2) Abortion unequivocally destroys the sanctity of human life through death clinics operated coast to coast in the United States that operate a billion dollar industry soliciting murder often among the most disadvantaged people in the poorest communities.

Someone called be a "militia nut" for expressing such a position on a debate forum.
10 posted on 10/15/2010 4:46:26 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan (I am defiantly proud of being part of the Religious Right in America.)
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So it’s now “Kill your baby, save a tree”?


11 posted on 10/15/2010 4:49:12 PM PDT by ZRicochet
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan; Willie Green; Liz; AuntB; Fee; okie01

A very effective way to help the environment would be to build a wall on the Mexican border. Illegal aliens are terrible litter-bugs.


12 posted on 10/15/2010 4:49:22 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: wagglebee

How’s this for a slogan- “save the environment, kill a baby”? These people are nuts!


13 posted on 10/15/2010 4:51:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

and if the masses do not comply, they will FORCE them.


14 posted on 10/15/2010 4:51:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Absolutely!!


15 posted on 10/15/2010 4:57:35 PM PDT by Adder (Note to self: 11-2-10 Take out the Trash!!!)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

So, some scientists are back to worshiping Moloch, huh?

http://www.moloch.us/


16 posted on 10/15/2010 5:03:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Does this “advice” apply to cultures that don’t permit women to be...educated?


17 posted on 10/15/2010 5:05:26 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
5.7 billion people would have to go away

You first, Soylent American!

18 posted on 10/15/2010 5:07:36 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Instead of killing innocent babies... let's kill all of the leftists... works for me! (only a little /s)

LLS

19 posted on 10/15/2010 5:09:11 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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I have traveled for a living for over 18 years now.
It used to be that I looked forward to the new issues of sci-am, and discover for reading material on the endless planes.

I started getting really annoyed with both magazines around 2000. I finally had had it during the election of 2004, when an article went on and on and on about how horrible bush was for the environment and how awesome kerry was...throughout the article, every time president bush was referred to, it was simply “Bush”, whereas every time Kerry was refered to, it was always “Senator Kerry”.

At the time, pretty much every article in each magazine, no matter what it was about always had to reference the impact of global warming. Kind of like the wonderful shows on the discovery channel that are on today, where it is very interesting, but you absolutely must turn the show off 10 minutes before it ends, because the last 10 minutes are always a diatribe about how the incredible nature things you have just seen are super-endangered from global warming.

Makes me sick


20 posted on 10/15/2010 5:14:06 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

“Scientific American” is neither “scientific” or “american”.


21 posted on 10/15/2010 5:19:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: dsrtsage

They have jumped the shark.


22 posted on 10/15/2010 5:30:35 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

They want to use the Magnum on 3 billion people....they just are not going to own up to it (yet) until they get total control of the world. Then all hell will break loose and their mask will be removed and you will see the face of Satan.


23 posted on 10/15/2010 5:39:30 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Instead of terminating the lives of the innocent, wouldn’t it be better if all the Warmists did the honorable thing and stopped emitting CO2?


24 posted on 10/15/2010 5:42:06 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Life is a gift of God. They hate God, they hate life, they hate anyone who loves life. I’m living a good life even when we are in the middle of an depression that was caused by these same stupid people.
We, conservatives love God, His Son Jesus Christ, our Constitution, our great country, our families and ourselves. That’s is what really wee-wee’s them off. We will not be shaken nor moved. It is great knowing that we are right. Someday these fools will be held accountable, it will not be pretty. Something about gnashing of teeth...........


25 posted on 10/15/2010 5:48:44 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

BTTT!


26 posted on 10/15/2010 5:51:55 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

It’s auto-genocide (or geno-suicide.) And those who see and speak the truth are called crazy.


27 posted on 10/15/2010 5:52:40 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Lord help us.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Perfect solution for everyone.

Let the liberals drink the koolaid.

The world would be improved by 80% overnight.


28 posted on 10/15/2010 5:57:01 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
If the leftoids really, really cared about reducing mankind's impact on the natural world they would do their part to save the planet.


29 posted on 10/15/2010 6:01:57 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

If they are trying to cut the population, then UNSAFE abortions would be even better with both the mother and the child dying. And then probably more husbands would kill themselves and their teenage kids would do the same. Just what they are looking for! Also, take the seatbelts and airbags out of cars and take down all traffic signs, guard rails, bridge railings, and get rid of brakes on cars.


30 posted on 10/15/2010 6:02:03 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: mkmensinger

I believe that Agenda 21 calls for a 90 percent reduction in the world’s population. They have big plans for us.


31 posted on 10/15/2010 6:46:29 PM PDT by Josephat
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Doesn't this arguably demonstrate the genocidal tendencies of the Left?

Yep. Another reason I haven't bought an issue of Scientific American in decades.

It's so silly, really. Surely we could identify some un-likeable people somewhere on the planet, nuke them out of existence, let the land go back to pristine nature, and the extra particulates in the atmosphere would help bring the tempearture down. Just lather, rinse, and repeat until the desired result is achieved. This would also achieve the leftist goal of eliminating nuclear weapons (well, some of them, anyway.)

What's not to like?

(/mega sarcasm)

Actually, the Left prefers killing the helpless one baby at a time, impoverishing the survivors, and tormenting the living for the 'crime' of existing. It serves their master better.

32 posted on 10/15/2010 7:40:10 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Dear Scientific American,


33 posted on 10/15/2010 8:02:09 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Smokin' Joe
Just lather, rinse, and repeat until the desired result is achieved.

They wouldn't go for that solution, because it would only give some extra work to the "militarists" while doing nothing to enhance their own revenue stream. Abortion, OTOH, is a gold mine for them.

They will not be in favor of any "solution" that leaves them with less power or privilege, and that is the bottom line.

34 posted on 10/16/2010 8:06:01 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; BBell; ...
Thanks Conservative Coulter Fan for the topic, and thanks neverdem for the link.
"An additional 150 people join the ranks of humanity every minute, a pace that could lead our numbers to reach nine billion by 2050," Biello wrote. "Changing that peak population number alone could save at least 1.4 billion metric tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere each year by 2050, according to a new analysis -- the equivalent of cutting more than 10 percent of fossil fuel burning per year."
Let's start saving -- Biello and the editors and publisher of so-called "Scientific American" can give up their livelihoods and ways of life and be sent to an island for the rest of their lives, as Napoleon was.

35 posted on 10/17/2010 7:46:54 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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whoops.
 
Catastrophism
 
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36 posted on 10/17/2010 7:47:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
but feared that the rise of “richer people” could mean more consumption

The left hates rich people. They think if they could eliminate 90% of the world's population, their envy level would be brought down to a manageable level. The city dwellers could also lower their envy by moving out of their anthill to the country where humans are used to living, where their nearest neighbor with a shiny new car is a mile away.

Human life is Earth's greatest achievement. Leftists always ignore how new technology solves problems. Because of humans no plant or animal alive today will ever go extinct again, and many that have gone extinct will be brought back to life.

37 posted on 10/17/2010 8:10:12 AM PDT by Reeses (Now is the autumn of our discontent.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Evil. No other word for that guy but evil.

Just my opinion of course.

38 posted on 10/17/2010 9:59:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

I stopped buying Scientific American when, between it’s environmentalist articles and it’s anti-religious articles, it became clear that left-wing politics trumped science there.


39 posted on 10/17/2010 3:36:12 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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