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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#501  Postby Alan B » Oct 07, 2019 5:25 pm

These XR demonstrations are quite right to bring the plight of our future by the misuse of technology and natural resources to the authorities.
If the world population could be reduced (certainly in the 'rich' countries) it would help to alleviate the problem.

Has anyone asked the 'young things' in these demonstrations, when they get married, how many children will they have?
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#502  Postby minininja » Oct 07, 2019 5:57 pm

Alan B wrote:
Has anyone asked the 'young things' in these demonstrations, when they get married, how many children will they have?

:what:
Do you have any idea how incredibly out of touch you sound?
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#503  Postby Macdoc » Oct 07, 2019 5:59 pm

Yep - he certainly is.
••••
Many will say none...have you seen the birthrate in developed nations....many are WAAAAY below replacement and part of the reason for that is environmental concern.
Even the US is well below replacement and it's not even close to the lowest.
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#504  Postby Fallible » Oct 07, 2019 6:27 pm

Marriage then children, lol
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#505  Postby Ironclad » Oct 07, 2019 9:33 pm

chango369 wrote:It's a social movement. I didn't know about it until KIR's post.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction_Rebellion

ETA: DId I miss the implied /s?
"..to go net zero by 2025, flying would need to be scrapped and 38 million cars (both petrol and diesel) would need to be removed from the roads. In addition, 26 million gas boilers would need to be disconnected in six years".

That was written 18 months ago. I wonder how well we are doing so far.
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#506  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 08, 2019 10:19 am

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49967784

Extinction Rebellion protesters on the streets of London have been labelled "uncooperative crusties" by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The demonstrators - who are demanding action on climate change - should abandon their "hemp-smelling bivouacs" and stop blocking roads, the PM added.


Looks like we're regressing decades in the UK too.

Disturbing parallels between the path Trump plunged down and BoJo's clownery.
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#507  Postby Ironclad » Oct 08, 2019 12:24 pm

Now I know how to spell, bivouac. :awesome:
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#508  Postby Alan B » Oct 09, 2019 2:02 pm

minininja wrote:
Alan B wrote:
Has anyone asked the 'young things' in these demonstrations, when they get married, how many children will they have?

:what:
Do you have any idea how incredibly out of touch you sound?


Fallible wrote:Marriage then children, lol


Produce some figures: How many children are born to 'wives' and how many are born to 'non-wives' each year'?

I would suggest that the former exceeds the latter by a very large margin...
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#509  Postby Sgt Kelly » Oct 09, 2019 2:34 pm

In the UK the proportion was about 50/50 in 2016 (source).

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#510  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 09, 2019 2:36 pm

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#511  Postby Alan B » Oct 09, 2019 2:53 pm

Sgt Kelly wrote:In the UK the proportion was about 50/50 in 2016 (source).

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Interesting. I wonder what the world-wide figures would be? (Some communities allow more than one wife...).
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#512  Postby Alan B » Oct 09, 2019 3:02 pm

Macdoc wrote:Yep - he certainly is.
••••
Many will say none...have you seen the birthrate in developed nations....many are WAAAAY below replacement and part of the reason for that is environmental concern.
Even the US is well below replacement and it's not even close to the lowest.


Sources?

What would be the sustainable world population (assuming that technology has solved the GHG and associated problems)?
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#513  Postby Macdoc » Oct 09, 2019 3:20 pm

Ummm you've been shown that before on here and easy to find.

Sustainable population needs a different thread and more time
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#514  Postby aufbahrung » Oct 09, 2019 3:39 pm

Macdoc wrote:Ummm you've been shown that before on here and easy to find.

Sustainable population needs a different thread and more time


Too few people and the rare exceptionals like Newton become rarer still. Be careful what you wish for. Animals went extinct with stone age tools. Saying, no moral in the story.
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#515  Postby Fallible » Oct 09, 2019 3:50 pm

Alan B wrote:
minininja wrote:
Alan B wrote:
Has anyone asked the 'young things' in these demonstrations, when they get married, how many children will they have?

:what:
Do you have any idea how incredibly out of touch you sound?


Fallible wrote:Marriage then children, lol


Produce some figures: How many children are born to 'wives' and how many are born to 'non-wives' each year'?

I would suggest that the former exceeds the latter by a very large margin...


I see the figures have been produced, but why should I have to? I didn’t make a claim.
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#516  Postby purplerat » Oct 09, 2019 4:08 pm

Alan B wrote:
minininja wrote:
Alan B wrote:
Has anyone asked the 'young things' in these demonstrations, when they get married, how many children will they have?

:what:
Do you have any idea how incredibly out of touch you sound?


Fallible wrote:Marriage then children, lol


Produce some figures: How many children are born to 'wives' and how many are born to 'non-wives' each year'?

I would suggest that the former exceeds the latter by a very large margin...

Rather than suggesting you could have just looked it up yourself. As it turns out it's not a very wide margin. In the UK alone it's nearly 50/50.

https://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/out ... -worldwide
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#517  Postby Ironclad » Oct 09, 2019 5:40 pm

An increase from 8%, in 55 years.
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#518  Postby purplerat » Oct 09, 2019 6:58 pm

Specifically an increase in the percentage relative to total number of births and not necessarily from more unwed births.
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#519  Postby Macdoc » Oct 09, 2019 8:53 pm

Maybe this is a good idea

Thousands show up for the Fridays for Future Toronto climate rally and march at Queen's Park on Sept. 27.
CONTRIBUTORSOPINION
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Re: Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#520  Postby Cito di Pense » Oct 10, 2019 8:53 am

I'm all for letting six-year-olds vote. Most of the electorate operates pretty much at that level. If six-year-olds understood that they stand to die from climate change, they might cooperate less with their minders.
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