Wednesday, June 12, 2019
No one, except lying ideologues, deny causal links exist between these three trends: P1: Increases in oil production can increase the human population and global warming. P2: Increases in population can increase oil production and global warming. P3: Increases in global warming can cause increases in population and more oil production. Because the biosphere is not heating up independently of human activity, we can dismiss P3. Only lying hypocritical ideologues will claim otherwise. We are left then with oil production (P1) and population growth (P2) as fundamental drivers of global warming. We might suspect that they amplify each other. The best strategy to slow, and possibly reverse global population growth, is to provide a global system of socialized prosperity which nearly guarantees individual health, education and welfare.
A single human being without any other support has little chance of survival. The purpose of socialism, is to provide individuals with sufficient quantities of water, food, shelter and energy to carry on fulfilling lives, by reducing the precarious nature of survival. Mortality rates are lowest in highly socialized prosperous societies, and individuals living in them have lower fertility rates.
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