The Carbon Footprint Fear

@suspenseful (40326)
Canada
June 11, 2011 10:34am CST
I hear a lot about the carbon footprint and I believe much of it is about social engineering. For instance, we westerners are told not to have that many children, that our factories are polluting the atmosphere, we have to give up driving cars, and go to a low sustantance level, etc. yet no one is complaining about the Chinese with their businesses, and manufacturing. And then people are saying that the Blacks in America are being decimated by abortions. Well why did they not care when someone who is white gets an abortion in the same intensity? I think this is a continuation about what I head when I was young, to wait until you make a lot of money before getting married, tnot have children until you find a husband with a good job or your husband has a good job so he can afford to buy his own house. The result of this is that I have relatives who only have one child,at least two or three of them, and I have daughters-in-laws who probably would like to have more then one or two children, but since they waited until they were successful before marrying, they would be lucky to get one or two and one of them had a miscarriage before her son was born. . Yet guess who is geting blamed for the carbon footprint? Us. They do not blame the AFricans, Asians, just us. SSo we have to stop driving cars, building our businesses so that we personally do not increase our carbon footprint, but yet there is not as many of us everyone else. I used to watch an episode of Babylon Five where there was a sickness going through a particular alien group and that was because there had been two races or ethnic group on their planet, and one group was eliminated because they were not considered important or desirable. Well are not all ethnic groups desirable and should not they eliminate this carbon footprint because it is only to make sure animals can attack human s or to eliminate that race of humans considered not worthy?
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
11 Jun 11
China's family planning is state enforced. Abortions are forced on women pregnant with their second child. As a result, there is a shortage of women in this generation as Chinese culture prefers sons and many have aborted girl babies if they become pregnant with a girl their first pregnancy. THAT IS social engineering. It has been shown that China's track record on pollution is awful. Many experts have said that we (Americans) use more energy than our fair share, to me that is a underhandeded way of saying we are the main ones at fault, even though we have many laws prohibiting excessive pollution and are ahead of China in that respect.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
12 Jun 11
It is the same with India. In some places, they kill the girl babies. And in America and Canada, we have all these rules, althugh some of the rules down there because of the EPA are designed to make sure that America does not become self-sufficient in gas and oil. Yet no one cares at least officially about the pollution in the other countries, the so called deserving vountries and I bet once car and motor travel and everyone has a cell phone, and electronic equipment, there will not be the hue and cry as is happening to us.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
15 Jun 11
Thank you, I appreciate the BR!
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
16 Jun 11
You're welcome. I read somewhere or was it on Tv, that it costs more to do the wind mill energy and they do not look like that do in the Netherlands, more to produce ethanol. Right now oil and gas are cheaper and we cannot make it easier for enemy nations to produce oil and gas and yet forbid Americans to get drilling. So carbon credits is a form of social engineering. I think it is resentfulness. Those now poor countries were once rich, and because of circumstances, wars, s, they are now poor and they are envious that Canada and the United States who have worked hard are now getting the fruits of their hard work.
• United States
11 Jun 11
We're all responsible for that carbon footprint. The last drop of poison is just as deadly as the first. But, despite ethnic categorizing, we're a lot more alike than we care to admit. We each like our comfort zone and will assume that the problems are 'out there' somewhere so that we can feel safe from change. That's the way it tends to be with movements of any sort. I noted that with my own hippie generation. Folks jump up on their soapbox, wave their signs, make their demands and when done scurry off to the comfort zone to be safe..Until they come out and make another 'you people gotta...' type speech. Regardless of what part of the world it exists in environmental threats will command everyone's attention. Even in the wilds of the Amazon folks who, God knows, haven't destroyed their environment will be just as affected as the producers of environmental destruction. So who produces more or less is not as important as curbing the actions that cause the problem..Enjoy!
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
11 Jun 11
greenfeathers-I agree we all need to watch our consumption of non renewable resources. But I do not agree with Al Gore's reasoning. To many scientists have come out and said it is flawed science. I will not belabor that point here. What I will say is we do need to stop clear cutting of large chunks of the Amazon rainforest. Why? Aside from the obvious, trees absorb CO2. We breathe it out, trees absorb it. PLants NEED CO2 to live, they give us O2 in return. And I do understand your point on 'comfort zone'. But when the government increases the amount of limosines to more than ever before, and guzzles gas to fly to vacations all over the world, I somehow find it suspicious that they're asking us to stay at home and pay extra taxes just to heat our homes. Al Gore being one of the MAIN culprits of over consumption. So, I do my part...and ask others to do their part. I will not back the bad science of Al Gore or support the cap and trade tax.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
12 Jun 11
What bothers me is who is told to cut down and who is blamed. We are told not to manufacture as much and the rules about not polluting are given to us because we have been more sucesssful. We are made to feel guilty because we have much, but is not much of that because of our initiative? Now we here about China polluting its atmosphere, and the factories there some are horrible. And guess who is reducing the population and having one or just two children, voluntarily not government enforced. and no one is screaming about it. When was the last time you heard about the negative growth in Europe?
@Mickie30 (2636)
11 Jun 11
Family planning is a good idea, but only when it is not enforced. I think some people have too many children, but deliberately killing them as in Abortions is wrong. Women who get pregnant too many times should be told that what they are doing is wrong and given some education on safe protection. There is no need to have a large family and people should be happy to have a smaller family that is more intimate.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
12 Jun 11
But who is told to have smaller families and who is making sure they have smaller families? It is the white people. So a lot of that population reduction is mostly racism. For instance, people complain about reducing the blacks or the Asians, but no one cares when the Europeans are getting less. In fact, if there were a study to say that Russian women are aborting most of their children so there is just one child born to a family, not a peep, not like what I read from Lifesite news, etc. when the abortion clinics are setting up in poor black neighborhoods. This is taking on a racial undertone. And I do not like it.