Monday, December 10, 2007

I Was Right? Is the World Ending or Something?

Vindication baby! I talk out of my ass so often that I do sometimes wonder if I am contributing to global warming, but today two of my thoughts have been vindicated and I am ecstatic! One through a photo and the other through a single person in Australia, but it’s a start and I will gladly take it.

First, in some weird cosmic synchronicity, this photo appeared in the New York Times showing a large group of people who have lost their jobs due to a prolonged and increasingly petty writer’s strike. It was just last night (I had no idea this photo existed) that I dedicated my “Kanrei’s Sunday Rant” to this very subject and POW, today I get an image to go with my words.

Secondly, I have been constantly fighting with everyone and usually their mothers that the leading cause of carbon emissions are humans. I have said that two people having one child is negative population growth, two people with two children is no growth and two people with three or more is positive population growth. People breathe out CO2, the leading cause of global warming so naturally more people would mean an increase in these gases. Add to it that trees are removed to make room for these new people and trees are one of the few things that filters CO2 from the air if I remember 8th grade correctly and you have a problem; simple logic, right? Today Associate Professor Barry Walters wrote in the Medical Journal of Australia that people with more than two children should be taxed more, not credited to help reduce global warming.

"Every newborn baby in Australia represents a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions for an average of 80 years, not simply by breathing but by the profligate consumption of resources typical of our society."

"Far from showering financial booty on new mothers and rewarding greenhouse-unfriendly behaviour, a 'baby levy' in the form of a carbon tax should apply, in line with the 'polluter pays' principle."

According to Professor Walters, the average Australian contributes 17 metric tons of CO2 yearly. Now multiply that by about 7 billion and the answer should be clear. Anyone serious about global warming, in my opinion, should have less children and support sex education and birth control as well as all the anti-corporation actions Mr Gore and the others desire of you. The solution honestly will lie somewhere in the middle, as it always does.

Now, if I were you, I would wrap up any business you may have because a comet or something is going to destroy us all. Maybe GWB will push the button; I can't say, but when the world is agreeing with yours truly, I would fear for my life.


Serena Joy said...

I don't think the world is ending. Or maybe it is. Things are weird all over. As the Rev. Bob would say, things are happening. Nonetheless, you are vindicated, oh great Lemming Lord. And I'm doing my part to save the world by having no more babies.:)

VE said...

I've been encouraging couples to give birth to trees; it's a win-win!

Kanrei said...

OMG! That is awesome VE. You probably need to buy my boss a new keyboard since mine is covered in Diet Coke now.