The Other Side of the Coin
I am as 'green' as any of my readers but I do not ascribe to or support half-measures or piece-meal remedies to the global environmental problems caused by human population growth. I believe in looking directly at the problem, assessing it and taking action to either remedy the problem at its source or accept it for what it is so that we can begin to live with it.
One of the first lessons of microbiology is unlimited growth in limited resources. In a flask in the laboratory, the results are always the same. Reproduction at a logarithmic rate, followed by competition for scarce resources and finally by death of the colony. This is the problem humanity has to deal with because they connot change the laws of nature and especially the laws of their own nature.
An example of this lies at our feet today. The combination of Science, Law, education, agreements between nations or good intentions have not been able to make a dent in CO2 production on a global scale. You can't tell 10 billion people around the world how they are going to live. Nations that cannot agree to stop killing each other cannot agree to limit their way of living. Is it fair for you to drive a car and have people in India ride a bicycle? I believe Indians would think not. Have you given up riding in cars? I think not.
As this blog progresses, I will discuss how we are deceiving ourselves with the assumptions that underlie our 'green actions' and what outcome if any, this will have.```````````
I will start with the topic of Population Growth / Control, Global Law/ lawlessness, followed by Environmental Destruction / Restoration. In each of these discussions I hope to cover Green Remedies both effective and ineffective. In the process I hope to advance the understanding of my readers as well as myself.