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11. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

Likewise, all G8 committees agreed to reduce the percentage of CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the world except USA. (even US's best friend Blair agreed to Kyoto) What is this government thinking all about?

Lee

Our government is NOT thinking!! Unfortunately our leader is an 'oil man' who owes his vast fortune to raping the resources, and he is backed by the same. And for Kyoto to work..EVERY country has to be with it!!

12. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

Quoting CupCake

[quote=Brendan]humans are genetically programed to want THEIR genes in the next generation.

and what gene would it be?

13. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Down to the smalles bacteria, living things are made to make MORE living things. It is a basic function.

14. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

and fyrthermore, do you agree that globalization would widen the gap btw developed nations and 3rd countries, competent economically and politically? Capitalism seems to be one of the major factor to make things even worse? Is capitalism supported by liberalism and democracy?

Make poverty a history by decreasing the number of people and re-structuring our society are almost impossible... our modernised soceity stuctures and systems are based on productivity . This is ctystal-clear in each government's bureaucracy, annual budget and education system.

15. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Just be cause we CAN support twenty billion people does not mean we should. And I think your number is being generous. Perhaps the world could support twenty billion people with the living conditions of indonesia - but you start getting more and more people living like Canadians and United Statesians then your number drops fast.

As far as population reduction: Yes, I agree there is a physical "nature" hard-wired in that compels people to have sex when ever possible - but I think people should be willing to over come that urge. Bacteria certainly reproduce as do rabbits - but rabbits don't rape the natural world and commit mass genocide when things get tight.

cikusang - as far as I can tell it does not matter what the politcal system is. Democracy, Communism, Fascism, etcetera all turn away from their ideals and become corrupt. What we need for a "better" world (and I use that lightly) is compassion. If every singe person had at least the goal of unconditional compassion the world would be a brighter place. And I mean that in every direction. Compassion for the endless universe and the endless self. Is that possible? Yes, I really believe so.

16. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Brendan

As far as population reduction: Yes, I agree there is a physical "nature" hard-wired in that compels people to have sex when ever possible - but I think people should be willing to over come that urge. Bacteria certainly reproduce as do rabbits - but rabbits don't rape the natural world and commit mass genocide when things get tight.

Brendan, I agree with you completely on almost everything you said, but I don't think is is 'willingness'.....I think education and options are key. And animals generally don't rape the natural resources...but they will if their population excedes what is available. Animals are one up on us in a lot of ways....but they do kill each other over territory/resources/mates in many instances.

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