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Demographic Alarmism.

September 21st, 2010 by G.

Me and a couple of buddies are demographic alarmists. My buddies’ names are Jonathan v. Last and Reality.

It’s bleak, and no real solution is on offer.

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September 21st, 2010 13:41:51
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La Llorona
September 21, 2010

I weep for my forgone .7 children.


agellius
September 21, 2010

Funny that the people sounding the alarm over the debatable danger of global warming, have nothing to say about this well-documented impending crisis — no alarms, no calls for immediate, decisive action.

Well written article by the way. I flinched when I saw how long it was, but before I knew it I was at page 10. The guy can write.


Adam G.
September 21, 2010

Yes he can.


How babies are made, and where adults come from, is a pretty thoroughly understood technology.


Bookslinger
September 21, 2010

To see another view of this topic , look up these countries at Wikipedia, and scroll down to view “population: density (per sq mile)” in the right hand column:

United States
Canada
India
People’s Republic of China
Republic of China.

How might China ask the United States to repay our debt to them? (The debt that they keep buying from our govt).

“Here, take care of our elderly for us. You’ve got plenty of room.”


Vader
September 21, 2010

Birth control is such an inefficient means of altering demographics. Here at Death Star, Inc., we specialize at much more efficient ways of working rapid demographical change.


agellius
September 22, 2010

Adam writes, ‘How babies are made, and where adults come from, is a pretty thoroughly understood technology.’

Yes! and it’s a very low-emissions process, natural and efficient, cost-effective. Heck, it’s not even that hard to do!


Vader
September 22, 2010

Many find the process downright enjoyable in the initial stages.


Adam G.
September 22, 2010

it’s a very low-emissions process

I take it you don’t have children.


agellius
September 22, 2010

haha. Two sons, so I know all about emissions.


Bookslinger
September 22, 2010

A 37-year old solution to the problem of an elderly population that is no longer productive:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_green


Vader
September 22, 2010

Adds a new dimension of meaning to the sympathetic question, “What’s eating you?”


lyle
September 23, 2010

Is depopulation a “sign of the times”?

Agellius: Global Warming folks are often very happy with reduced family size and often also advocate small family policies.


gst
September 23, 2010

Yet, the total world population continues to rise. It’s impolite to ask, who are these people that are still having 5 or 6 kids, and what’s the world going to look like when it belongs to them?


Bookslinger
September 23, 2010

gst: Who are those people still having N number of kids? Nigerians, Pakistanis, poor Muslims in general, and Indians.

—- next topic —

One theory that intrigues me is that the ban on inexpensive freon (it’s inexpensive because the patent ran out a few years ago, and guess who holds the patent for the “environmentally friendly” replacement?) for refrigeration is an attempt to reduce the population of the world’s poor.

Refrigeration of food is a major and _direct_ factor in the death rate of the poor in third world countries. It is _strongly_ correlated. The more refrigeration that is available, the less people (especially children) die. The less refrigeration that is available, more people (especially children) die.

The replacement refrigerant (the new gas) is not only more costly than freon, it’s caustic, and requires costlier equipment, and the equipment doesn’t last as long, and is less efficient (requires more electricity per unit of cooling).

So that puts the price of refrigerators (and freezers) out of the reach of more people, and out of the reach of more food processors and food vendors in third world countries. That reduction of refrigeration (in the hands of the consumers, the processors, and the food vendors) leads directly to lower quality food, more food-borne illnesses, higher costing food (for those who do invest the extra in the new equipment) and therefore less food.

It’s interesting that those who are clamoring for reducing the world population are the same folks who wail about the alleged ozone hole created by CFC’s leaking into the atmosphere.

Then Dupont is more than happy to play that game because they make more money on the new refrigerant gas since their patent expired on freon. Like a drug company which has to discover a new-and-improved drug before the patent expires on the old one.


lyle
September 28, 2010

Adam: More proof of a failure to communicate and engage. Kristof couldn’t be bothered to address Brook’s article directly. So…what is the problem? Too many ppl say the left. Too few ppl say the right. Hm…

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/opinion/26kristof.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss


agellius
September 29, 2010

Lyle write, “Global Warming folks are often very happy with reduced family size and often also advocate small family policies.”

And euthanasia too, eh?

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