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Offset Your CO2: Buy the Pill for the Poor


Green Lifestyle  (tags: population growth, carbon emissons, babies )

Suri
- 1722 days ago - treehugger.com
An investment of $8 a year spent on contraceptives would reduce rapidly accelerating carbon emissions by 10 tons--the equivalent of a flight from London to Sydney, the organization states. And, according to The Guardian, it would take an investment...



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Judy Cross (83)
Friday December 4, 2009, 11:47 am
CO2 was never a problem. Climategate exposes the fraud forever. It's time to dismount the tiger. The last thing we want is world government controlled by Banksters.

"Andrew Bolt
Herald Sun
Friday, Dec 4th, 2009

Rex Murphy of CBC gets it. A lesson for Australian TV talking heads on not just the importance of the scandal, but how it can inspire compelling TV comment, too.

More evidence on Monday of readersí hunger for news that the mainstream media here is running dead on. Itís news Iím rather pleased by."
see the video

http://www.prisonplanet.com/climategate-cbc-on-the-greatest-scientific-scandal-of-our-times.html
 

Anne F. (17)
Friday December 4, 2009, 11:27 pm
Contraception is important. We need to both consider how many children are born and also, why so many people think they need more bathrooms in their houses than they have people living in them. (not original line, but grabbed as a way of saying that restraint is desirable).
 

Jessica S. (1)
Saturday December 5, 2009, 10:43 am
but then all those hormones wash into the watershed.. but an interesting idea
 

Jan Billy Pedersen (44)
Saturday December 5, 2009, 12:48 pm
A good idea.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 5, 2009, 2:22 pm
This is such a good idea that it should be paid by the US tax payers!
All birth control and abortions should be free!
First in the US and then the world.
There is nothing cheaper we can do to solve our problems!
Also all fertility treatments need to be banned!
 

Christoph Wuth (72)
Saturday December 5, 2009, 2:30 pm
Secretly and massively add contraceptives to public drinking water.
 

Kewl Kanuck N. (6)
Saturday December 5, 2009, 2:48 pm
Seems to me that basic common sense (or maybe I should say the lack of) is the biggest problem here and not forcing people to go on the pill just so they won't have any more babies. Maybe my take on it is too simplistic though. I figure women should keep their legs closed and men should keep their stuff in their pants if they don't wanna take the chance they're gonna end up contributing to the population. But that's just my take on it.
 

Patricia C. (96)
Saturday December 5, 2009, 4:35 pm
Interesting thought, but such a complicated issue. No doubt that all problems we face are exacerbated by too many humans; we are the ones who are not good stewards of our environment to the extent of destroying habitats for other creatures. We are either very stupid, very selfish, or both. It has always been alarming to me that the most important thing a human being can do; bringing another soul into the world, can be done so easily and without thought for what happens to that soul in the future.
I believe that fertility drugs should be banned, and that contraceptives should be encouraged and made affordable.
And good grief Judy, this is really a whole different subject from "banksters", and your debunking of climate change.....
 

Amber T. (1)
Saturday December 5, 2009, 6:06 pm
I notice it only mentions poor people, why?
 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Saturday December 5, 2009, 6:07 pm
I really hope the comments about 'secretly putting contraceptives in the water supply', and 'taxpayer funded contraceptives' are jokes.

As Jessica already said, Birth control pills are an environmental pollutant with an extensive history of effecting animals big and small.

In addition, this entire idea smells like population control of the poor by the rich.

I've got a better idea, how about those rich folks stop using ten-100 times their fair share of the world's resources, and let the 'poor' live their freaking lives??!
 
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