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How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change(YGTBSM)
The Atlantic ^ | Mar 12 2012 | Ross Andersen

Posted on 03/12/2012 2:43:50 PM PDT by Texas Fossil

The threat of global climate change has prompted us to redesign many of our technologies to be more energy-efficient. From lightweight hybrid cars to long-lasting LED's, engineers have made well-known products smaller and less wasteful. But tinkering with our tools will only get us so far, because however smart our technologies become, the human body has its own ecological footprint, and there are more of them than ever before. So, some scholars are asking, what if we could engineer human beings to be more energy efficient? A new paper to be published in Ethics, Policy & Environment proposes a series of biomedical modifications that could help humans, themselves, consume less.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: 21stcenturyobcession; climate; climatechange; engineering; human; humanexperiment; insanity; manisgod; reengineerhumans
Utter Insanity. Leftist lies and dribble.

but was on Drudge. Yes, I know he is no longer a good source.

1 posted on 03/12/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: TheOldLady
A new paper to be published in Ethics, Policy & Environment proposes a series of biomedical modifications that could help humans, themselves, consume less.

That trick NEVER works.

2 posted on 03/12/2012 2:49:57 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Texas Fossil

If we turned ourselves into algae ...


3 posted on 03/12/2012 2:50:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Control freaks on parade, probably with enforcement powers.


4 posted on 03/12/2012 2:54:11 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Texas Fossil

The idea of this article smacks of eugenics. Margret Sanger and Adolf Hitler would be so proud.


5 posted on 03/12/2012 2:54:54 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Texas Fossil
Code for:"How BRAINWASHING the Human MIND could combat global warming."

GWCRAP

6 posted on 03/12/2012 2:55:10 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: Texas Fossil

....and liberals will volunteer the poor to be the test subjects.


7 posted on 03/12/2012 2:55:26 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


8 posted on 03/12/2012 2:59:52 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: TigersEye
Maybe they could turn us into batteries.


9 posted on 03/12/2012 3:00:00 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Texas Fossil

Just strap on a pair of methane capturing Depends. Problem solved.


10 posted on 03/12/2012 3:06:31 PM PDT by bigcat32
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To: humblegunner
Yes, it always works. There a number of populations of smaller humans all over the world. How they got that way is a good question, but they exist.

You start turning the Sa'ami dwarves, the San people, Negritos in the Philippines, and several other groups loose and they could DOWNSIZE the greater part of humanity in a generation!

Give a Sa'ami guy a tumble, eh! He'll be a willing worker I am sure.

11 posted on 03/12/2012 3:10:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Texas Fossil

Can someone send them the memo that AGW is fake. The email must have gone to their spam list.


12 posted on 03/12/2012 3:16:53 PM PDT by nixonsnose (Let's see all you lawyers argue your way out of hell.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Maybe they'll let us experiment on prisoners again, Master!?! You know how I love that. Eh, heh heh.

13 posted on 03/12/2012 3:17:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: muawiyah

Meh.

I keep midgets in a shed as pets.


14 posted on 03/12/2012 3:20:13 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Texas Fossil

We could just use people for bio diesel. Take God out of the equation and all you are left with is hell.


15 posted on 03/12/2012 3:29:03 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: TigersEye
I think they already started.


16 posted on 03/12/2012 3:35:08 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Texas Fossil
but was on Drudge. Yes, I know he is no longer a good source.

Not a good source, yet we learn about it on Drudge?

17 posted on 03/12/2012 3:35:56 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: UCANSEE2

Dr. Mengele? Dr. Mengele! 0bama’s Environment Czar for you on line #2.


18 posted on 03/12/2012 3:41:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Smaller people...hmmmm...has anyone contacted the NBA to get their take on this?


19 posted on 03/12/2012 3:43:49 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: UCANSEE2; TigersEye

Woof!

20 posted on 03/12/2012 3:44:04 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: humblegunner

I say “bring out your women, let’s see if this works”


21 posted on 03/12/2012 3:44:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

NO! Not the Zombie Woof!?!

22 posted on 03/12/2012 3:50:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Texas Fossil

“What follows is my conversation with Liao about why he thinks human engineering could be the most ethical and effective solution to global climate change. “

How are scientists going to engineer humans to be part of “solving global climate change” if they can’t even figure out how to pull Liao’s head out of his butt?


23 posted on 03/12/2012 4:27:51 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: humblegunner
It depends on which "biomedical modifications" they're planning.

A brief cardiectomy, and the person will consume nothing.
24 posted on 03/12/2012 4:46:52 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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