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  •  Die-off Isn't Murder (0+ / 0-)

    Failure to prevent die-off because of an unwillingness to deal with "resource depletion, climate change and the like," up to and including the wars that will be attendant to those changes is most certainly an example of depraved indifference and negligence.

    Taking sane precautions is the only way to go in such a situation.

    •  the die-off will be murder (0+ / 0-)

      because from where I sit, we'll do very little. Sure, people in the developed nations aren't really having kids anymore, but not so in the developing world.

      maybe suicide is a better term. At any rate, the only way I see it (other then elevating everyone in the world to first-world standards, which the planet apparently can't support) is paying people to not reproduce. Or, we can go authoritarian, but no one really wants that.

      (+0.12, -3.33) agree w/ me or go to redstate. i'm snarking. too many aren't.

      by terrypinder on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 12:36:06 PM PDT

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