Comments on: A child born today may live to see humanity’s end, unless… http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/18/a-child-born-today-may-live-to-see-humanitys-end-unless/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: isaidhi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/18/a-child-born-today-may-live-to-see-humanitys-end-unless/#comment-1123083 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:22:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41183#comment-1123083 I sure go miss the 80s, when at least we could *mention* population growth as a primary driver.

We are going to need to get the population below the carrying capacity. There are several ways to do that: 1) disaster-generated mass death followed by miserable subsistence level living (the end result of what we are doing now), 10 billion people living with such efficiency that we are still below the carrying capacity (a pipe dream), or voluntary reduction in population combined with increased carbon efficiency. That last option is the humane and achievable course of action, but requires global coordination, and universal education and rights over reproductive health care for women (the two keys to population reduction).

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By: bblackmoor http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/18/a-child-born-today-may-live-to-see-humanitys-end-unless/#comment-1117883 Sat, 14 Nov 2015 19:24:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41183#comment-1117883 Reading the comments on this makes me think the end of humanity would be a good start. Maybe the Coleopterans will be better people.

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By: Mikij http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/18/a-child-born-today-may-live-to-see-humanitys-end-unless/#comment-1104038 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 19:32:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41183#comment-1104038 best quotes ever
And in the end, we were all just humans.. drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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By: mark99 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/18/a-child-born-today-may-live-to-see-humanitys-end-unless/#comment-1070819 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:18:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41183#comment-1070819 It’s bigger than any of us. This life on earth is changing dramatically.
It’s already completely irreversible.

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By: tiggrrrsf http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/18/a-child-born-today-may-live-to-see-humanitys-end-unless/#comment-1067918 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:33:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41183#comment-1067918 Um, how about we stop breeding like Tribbles in the quadrotriticale, or am I making too much sense?

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By: DennisMyers http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/18/a-child-born-today-may-live-to-see-humanitys-end-unless/#comment-1067666 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:04:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41183#comment-1067666 At this point I think the climate denial funding group has won. They have discredited scientists and created the fiction that climate denial is a political, not a scientific problem. That it’s opinion, not math. Nothing we can do can prevent the 2 degree rise, and I don’t think we can do enough to prevent the 5 degree increase, so the 6 degree target, to me, is very likely. Our children will experience the truth at the end of their lives, their grandchildren, those that survive, will demonize our generation. I know in my heart that humanity will survive, but not before being collectively spanked by Mother Nature.

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By: LolaHeavey http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/18/a-child-born-today-may-live-to-see-humanitys-end-unless/#comment-1067507 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:58:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41183#comment-1067507 Great photo, excellent article … but where is the mention of contraception? Oh, I forgot. Francis doesn’t approve it.

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By: star-affinity http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/18/a-child-born-today-may-live-to-see-humanitys-end-unless/#comment-1067082 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:05:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41183#comment-1067082 @UncleSoros

”…and that no warming has in fact been measured over the past 20 years…”

Not true. Educate yourself: http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-w arming-stopped-in-1998.htm

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By: Fordiman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/18/a-child-born-today-may-live-to-see-humanitys-end-unless/#comment-1066838 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:42:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41183#comment-1066838 …but no mention of new nuclear energy. This is odd, since existing nuclear is our only source of grid-stable low-carbon energy.

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By: Pablo_Picayune http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/18/a-child-born-today-may-live-to-see-humanitys-end-unless/#comment-1066642 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:48:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41183#comment-1066642 A child born today may live to see humanity’s end? I doubt that very much. Deplorable doom-laden scaremongering alarmism – anything to sell a newspaper, or in this case sell the advertising on the page. Absolute twaddle.

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