Date: Mon 09 Dec 2002 - 18:34:29 GMT
> >Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 14:44:57 -0600
> >From: email@example.com
> >Subject: RE: Why Europe is so Contrary
> >Yep, pollution (including ozone layer depletion and global warming),
> >natural resource depletion (including deforestation) and species
> >diversity loss all have as their common denominator human
> >overpopulation. Until this root cause is responsibly addressed, we
> >will be stuck with its disastrous effects.
> It appears true that pollution, depletion and environmental
> degradation are caused by human activity. But, the environmental
> impact of humanity is a function of several factors, only one of which
> is actual population.
> I don't think that linking environmentalism with population control is
> an effective construct to spread the environmentalism meme. Human
> beings, like any organism, are genetically programmed to procreate.
> It is possible to hijack this programming to some alternate end but I
> think confronting it head on is a losing proposition.
> As an alternative, we might consider linking environmentalism to
> quality of life and the future success of our heirs. We could promote
> replicators that programs people to believe that reduced consumption
> will result in more successful and fulfilling procreation ("spending
> more time with the kids is more important than dressing all of us in
> designer clothes").
Either we get responsible about birth control, or, sooner or later, as it does with all other species, the biosphere will enforce death control.
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