08 May 2007

A Spiritual Crisis

In reference to "Global Warming," Al Gore has said:

It's in part a spiritual crisis. It's a crisis of our own self-definition — who we are. Are we creatures destined to destroy our own species? Clearly not.

Come on, Al, stop thinking small! We can do anything we set our minds to! In all seriousness, I feel compelled to spend some more time on Global Warming and the folks that have called it, among other things, "The Greatest Threat to Face Mankind!"

In this post (on RWP) I referenced a possible end to the Global Warming crusade:

Call me a crackpot or a paranoid, but I couldn't agree more. It may only be a matter of time before Global Warming idealogues move from mandating what kind of lightbulbs we buy to when we procreate. Wouldn't limiting population limit greenhouse gases? Is it so far for them to go? Once they assume control and we cede certain freedoms over how we live, for good or ill, we open the door to the permanent restriction on our freedoms.

I didn't have to wait long for the realization of this concern:

HAVING large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a big car and failing to reuse plastic bags, says a report to be published today by a green think tank.
The paper by the Optimum Population Trust will say that if couples had two children instead of three they could cut their family's carbon dioxide output by the equivalent of 620 return flights a year between London and New York.

Yeah...I think this decision is between Lacy and I. Thanks for the input though. There are more extreme proponents of population control. I won't quote this guy, because he's an idiot.

Be on the watch. Government mandated efforts to combat "Global Warming" will mean less personal freedom and it will start with "minor" things.

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