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View Diary: Climate Change News Roundup: 23 January 2011 (25 comments)

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  •  You completely do not understand the importance (0+ / 0-)

    of energy to our living standards.

    And the USA is way overpopulated and the world is way overpopulated.

    •  I'm a chemical engineer (2+ / 0-)
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      Ahianne, trashablanca

      and I've been studying the question of energy and our living standards for some time now.

      Here is an introductions to some of the possibilities over on Climate Progress.

      ...it is unfortunate that the opposition to the Democrats in this country now consists entirely of crazy people. - NNadir

      by RunawayRose on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 03:21:35 PM PST

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      •  I glanced through that site (0+ / 0-)

        But if you suggest that the population of the USA can continue to rise while we use less energy without taking a major hit to our standard of living you don't know what you are talking about.

        •  Uh-huh. (2+ / 0-)
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          Ahianne, trashablanca

          More of your "It's hopeless, so let's do nothing!" talk.  There's plenty we can and should do.

          ...it is unfortunate that the opposition to the Democrats in this country now consists entirely of crazy people. - NNadir

          by RunawayRose on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 03:46:35 PM PST

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        •  standard of living ... by whose sttandards? (1+ / 0-)
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          getting fat eating too much, stuck in traffic, living in McMansions difficult to take care of, not knowing one's neighbors, no sense of community where you life no more than a few hundred feet apart from each other ...

          that's not a high standard of living, in my book.

          •  The McMansions are built, The highways are built (0+ / 0-)

            and it is going to take energy to build something else.  If we keep our population stable, possibly we can we expend this energy wisely and lower our energy needs.  We would still need a great deal of energy just to maintain our population.  It would obviously be best if our population drifted lower.

            But in the face of a rising population there is no solution to our energy problem.

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