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Old 09-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #918 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Occasionally6 View Post
They all depend on climate change being addressed. You can't have access to food and water if land that was once capable of supporting crop growing or acting as water catchment has reduced yields because the rainfall has gone away, or is now flooded with salt water twice a year.

You can't protect forests, rivers or oceans if the climate has altered so much that the plants and animals that once lived there are no longer able to.

Trying to address any of those things without addressing climate change is a tail chasing exercise; the very definition of uneconomic growth.

It's too late to avoid some of the effects of climate change; we've already seen several. It's not too late to avoid it being a complete catastrophe (at least for human beings).
Man is not killing the earth with CO2, we are killing it because of the way we use its resources. The population will continue to soar, meaning larger cities, more developed countries, more resources needed, etc. A new construction project that levels out a forest area is much more of a threat to the earth than our CO2 emissions. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but switching to renewable energy and reducing CO2 emissions won't solve our problem.

The once beautiful places in our country and across the globe are gone because man develops cities and theme parks, not because of CO2. Species go extinct because of mans continuing expansion into their habitats, along with over hunting and poaching, not because of CO2.

Whether or not you believe in man made global warming is irrelevant and not worth arguing over, because in the end the outcome isn't based on our CO2 emissions, it's the expansion of the human population that requires more space, and more resources to live our increasingly needy lives.
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