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Source of climate change being ignored

Editor: With the world wide climate change protests on last Friday (Sept. 27), and the young Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg making her world tour, everyone is now finally concerned with global warming.
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Editor:

With the world wide climate change protests on last Friday (Sept. 27), and the young Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg making her world tour, everyone is now finally concerned with global warming. Unfortunately all of this will not make one bit of difference in the long run.

Why? Because every world leader, head of state,  politician, environmentalist, activist and concerned person is ignoring the one cause that is driving every single environmental problem facing mankind (sorry Justin, "person kind"). Over population. 

At the start of the industrial revolution, there were virtually no environmental standards and yet there was no global warming problems.

That’s because the earth's population was a fraction of what it is today.

It’s no coincidence that the population explosion of the last 10 years coincides with the rapid increase in global warming.

If we could implement every environmental initiative, get rid of fossil fuels and petroleum products, stop eating any kind of meat, go to nothing but solar and wind power worldwide, when the world's population explodes to 40 billion, we will still have pollution problems.

It’s so politically incorrect no one dares to mention it though, because to do so brings immediate scorn and ridicule.

Last year the French president, Emmanuel Macron, said the migrant problem in Europe is partly do to un-planned birthrates in the middle east and Africa. He was immediately attacked as a bigot and a racist.

The very left wing U.S. politician, Bernie Sanders, recently said population control should be part of tackling climate change. People went apoplectic, some accusing him of wanting to kill “brown babies.”

If we don’t address the over population issues around the world and keep sleep walking towards the cliff, everything we do will be nothing more than feel good exercises and we will be just kicking the can further down the road to generations to come.

Tom Duke,

Canmore



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