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Why am I ridiculous? The ecosystem is always a delicate balance.

It's not an opinion, it's a scientific fact. Have you study microclimates? A slight change can have disastrous affects. Does that mean we can't do a better job with fuel emissions / petrochemicals? Sure and I'm all for it ... but that's not the ultimate solution.

In 1800, there were 1 billion people on this planet. In 1927, there were 2 billion. In 2023, there are projected to be 8 billion people. What the heck do you think is going to happen to a self contained system like the earth when there is an imbalance? Things are going to change regardless.

People refuse to acknowledge the obvious because it's uncomfortable. It's the same thing with racism ... people don't want to talk about it because it's uncomfortable. That doesn't mean that it doesn't exist.

No amount of conservatism is going to save us from the exponential population growth until we tackle it head on. We see it in nature all the time. If a bacteria multiplies so much so that it destroys its host .. it ceases to exist until something else takes over. Conservationists understand the delicate balance of nature / the ecosystem. It's why we're so careful to introduce invasive species to a specific habitat ... or cull certain animals when it gets too much for a certain environment.

We can talk about the needless use of plastic bags / use of private planes, etc. I get that. I don't have a problem with that debate. However, that doesn't change the fact human overpopulation is the biggest problem our current environment faces.

[Post edited by Blah at 08/08/2019 4:04PM]

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