We live in stupid times. Our birthrates are below needed replacement amounts so liberals argue we need immigrants to fill the jobs and do the work while we’re on the cusp of easily replacing half the workforce with automation if it weren’t for humans still being marginally cheaper while liberals argue for $15/hr minimum wages and more paid benefits.
But maybe now they’ll start reading their own press releases and the big Democrat-owned cities will switch from Planned Parenthood to free walk-in sterilization clinics:
Earth Needs Fewer People to Beat the Climate Crisis, Scientists Say
More than 11,000 experts from around the world are calling for a critical addition to the main strategy of dumping fossil fuels for renewable energy: there needs to be far fewer humans on the planet.
Since 81% of the US population is classified urban and living on only 3% of the land, it makes sense to require the large Progressive-dominated metropolises to reduce their populations to environmentally-sustainable levels. It’s only fair, they are the epicenters of the damage. Tens of thousands of square miles of land and also water are drained daily of resources to support these hyper-concentrations whose various effluents and emissions flow outwards to contaminate the entire planet.
Rural people generally have water wells and septic tanks with drain fields, with enough space for solar PV and/or thermal systems, small wind turbine electric systems are available. Plus they have enough space for a garden. Rural people are best poised to lead sustainable lives. Urban people crammed into apartment buildings, not so much. If 4/5 of the population has to go away to save the planetary ecosystem, the obvious quick choice in the U.S.A. is easy to make.
However it’s the urban dwellers who want rural people to suffer. In cold dark winters when it’s -10°F or worse, a heating source is needed, which could be renewable wood. But a dependable backup electricity source is very helpful, normally a generator using a liquid fossil fuel. And car battery performance is severely impaired, it’s not uncommon when that cold to bring a battery inside at night besides plugging in an engine block warmer to keep the oil from hardening to the viscosity of modeling clay.
In conditions like that, with people living perhaps an hour’s drive or more away from civilization under ideal driving conditions, urban dwellers think all vehicles should be electrics to save the planet, of which only getting 30 miles to a charge in extreme conditions shouldn’t be a problem as a round trip to the supermarket is less than that for them.
Living in a big city makes people feel important. A concept known since before The Beverly Hillbillies, being an urbanite is a sign of status, of privilege, and the bigger the city, the better. It doesn’t matter that the cost of living is so much higher that you can live twice as good for half the money in a small town. Sure you’re paying more to rent a one-room third-floor walk-up than you would to buy a house, but you’re in a big city so you are special. Yes, not all feel that way, some will say they are trapped in the city. So drive straight out of the city for a half hour or more. Or take a bus. Lots of places are hiring. If you stay in a big city it’s pretty much because you want to.
The next UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, is about to start in Madrid, runs December 2 to 13. The scientific elite will gather with elite politicians and elite celebrities, covered by elite journalists. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading an all-Democrat Congressional Delegation that’s coming as there’s nothing more important going on back in D.C. They will nearly all fly in on jets, these people who fly on jets often enough to have formed opinions of several different commercial airlines from when not using a private jet. They will agree on the immediate need of strong government control to reduce the carbon emissions of those who might never be on a jet, at most maybe a round trip every year or so. All while wining and dining while whining about the thoughtlessness of others, while evaluating several critical aspects of hookers and blow.
If something like a great plague would suddenly strike Africa and kill all humans on the continent, about 1.3 billion people, while leaving the animals alone to live as they will, would you expect these gathered elite people to publicly decry the unimaginable loss of life, as expected, while privately quietly admitting they’re grateful some of the pressure is off of them to cut back on their own lifestyles and reduce their own carbon emissions? Possibly not so quietly and privately? It seems a given that eventually organizations from Greenpeace to WWF to the Sierra Club will be partying to celebrate the animals being saved from human interference. Hopefully they’ll avail themselves of permanent contraception before getting too involved in the spontaneous orgies.