hey, how is everyone that hasn't been directly contributing to the
extinction movement doing?
here are some newslinks that are a little worrisome and should stir up
loads of controversy:
amazon vs humans:
are we at a point of no return?
It seems like if people don't stop acting selfish and don't start
thinking as a group, we are going to get what people are wishing
for in this group (although the term 'voluntary' may not accurately
describe the conditions of extinction).
I think unless governments start imposing rules that discourage such
behavior and tendencies, people will just continue on this myopic
path. Societal awareness of how serious these long term consequences
would be is going to be needed before these reforms will be supported
by a popular vote. Will hell freeze over before americans support a
gas tax (probably so, but let's hope that the oil companies and opec
help us out in the meantime)?
Saving resources and reducing greenhouse emissions per capita are only
going to give us more time, so, smarter population policies will
ultimately be required. Single and no-child family retirement
assistance and incentives would be one thing that should immediately
prove fair and benificial to everyone, but that will only be a start.
I think some countries are already moving towards immigration reforms.
Borders are vital, as countries and populations that have the wisdom
and 'get it' (as Malthus did) and can conceive and implement these
policies should remain separate from those that don't.
Much more awareness and smart policies than those mentioned will be
needed, but delaying extinction is a start.