If men went through the pregnancies, abortions etc., would world population start to decline?
It is difficult not to conclude that it would, since men would then have much more to lose as a consequence of their sexual activities.
#LaudatoSi is moving and important, but 7.25 billion people is not sacred: the Plague of Homo Sapiens
Is it tragic that the Pope cannot acknowledge that his revolutionary vision will never be realized in a world crowded with 7.25 billion of the largest species ever to infest the earth? His vision is likely not possible even with half that number, but it would be exponentially closer to being achievable.
Beware the hubris of lunatic science. What will your children be useful for?
Do we really want what this offers to the next generation? Will the only function of most men be to entertain themselves?
Forgotten equation: Half the number of people want half the energy?
The people in picture one likely use less energy per capita than those in the second picture. However, they want to use just as much.
Message to Paris: Research into safe social and technological ways for woman to avoid pregnancy is even more important than research into renewable energy.
A twitter feed enforces brevity of expression and sometimes that means that things are left out. Here the point is that women will not be able to do much to control human population if they are subject to the sexual whims of menfolk. Therefore, there will need to be some substantial rewards for men to persuade them to give up on their heretofore dominant sexual rights.
Message to Paris: finding safe, humane ways to curb irresponsible fatherhood is at least as important as ending the use of fossil fuels.
Do you think that all these men would buy into a one one child per fertile woman policy? It might help if we could find ways to make sex more pleasurable protected than it is unprotected. It is worth noting that this picture comes from the 1995 Million Man March which was called to focus on ways for these men to pay more attention to their domestic responsibilities. We need to bear in mind that one child per fertile man is surely the logical outcome of a one child per fertile woman policy.
Message to Paris: Give women real authority to manage the wise, rapid reduction of our worldwide population.
These wonderful young women would be amenable to a one child per fertile woman policy. Let's get women talking about how to achieve this goal.
Co2: a miracle, not too retentive of radiant heat, stable in the atmosphere for a millennium, perfect without us.
So far as life on earth is concerned carbon dioxide is a miracle gas. It captures some radiant heat, but nothing like as much as water and methane, both of which are very short lived in the atmosphere relative to carbon dioxide. On the other hand its long retention in the atmosphere means that overall, temperature will only fluctuate very slowly. The gas even offers some protection to the biosphere in the face of changes to the earth's axis, the ellipsis of its orbit, and the gradual increase in the sun's radiant power.
The biosphere has evolved an almost unbelievably complex carbon cycle to maintain the balance of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere within the incredibly narrow range that is conducive to life on earth. With astounding arrogance and stupidity we have upset that balance by pumping vastly too much carbon dioxide into the biosphere. We now have no choice but to work with nature to restore that balance as quickly as possible.
Smart doggy, wise humans: The sooner we give up on preferred racial purity, the sooner racial prejudice will wither away.
This is a sensitive, complex issue. It is possible that gene pools are enhanced by mixing gene pools in any species, including homo sapiens. There is, however, no doubt that the dog pictured above would be the match for any purebred in such things as intelligence, health, longevity, and agility. The situation with regard to breeding between us and our favourite companion animal is not exact, but it is suggestive. More important, when families like those pictured above become accepted worldwide as normal, it is hard to see how the supreme folly of racial prejudice could have much purchase.
Children are the commonwealth of everyone. A safe, fulfilling childhood should be guaranteed to all children.
Who is to say with certainty, but these children all appear to be happy and fulfilled. With a one-child-per-fertile-woman policy, worldwide, we should be able to make it an international priority to guarantee a happy and fulfilling childhood to all children.