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What should we do, assuming “nothing” isn’t an option?
One approach is that it’s better to try to tackle the problem, just in case it really turns out to be catastrophic.
The second would be to accept that the climate is changing, for whatever reason, but instead spend the money on technologies that will help us cope with the world in the future.
... and our primary responsibility in my opinion is to do everything in our power to ensure that our actions do not have an adverse impact on the countless other species with which we share this planet.
If you look at government, religious or social policy worldwide, it's mostly about increasing the population.
Quote from: jalfreziT on March 24, 2019, 10:20 AMIf you look at government, religious or social policy worldwide, it's mostly about increasing the population. Not entirely sure that is accurate.
Just taking countries close by here in Europe, governments have gone to incredible lengths to get people to breed more. Russia offered draw entry to win prizes of white goods and cars to parents., Hungary offered zero income tax for life to those who had 4 or more kids, Denmark has had TV advertising to encourage Danes to "breed for Denmark", the Nordics offer large child benefits and subsidised day care. The story is similar in Hong Kong, Korea, India, Japan, etc, etc.
Expanding more, much foreign aid is linked to stopping people dying, reducing childhood mortality, reducing diseases, etc. For sure that's a good thing, but at the same time it does increase world population.