Skip to comments.How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change (Obama's America)
Posted on 03/12/2012 5:53:12 PM PDT by kristinn
Liao: Well one of the things that we noticed is that human ecological footprints are partly correlated with size. Each kilogram of body mass requires a certain amount of food and nutrients and so, other things being equal, the larger person is the more food and energy they are going to soak up over the course of a lifetime. There are also other, less obvious ways in which larger people consume more energy than smaller people---for example a car uses more fuel per mile to carry a heavier person, more fabric is needed to clothe larger people, and heavier people wear out shoes, carpets and furniture at a quicker rate than lighter people, and so on.
And so size reduction could be one way to reduce a person's ecological footprint. For instance if you reduce the average U.S. height by just 15cm, you could reduce body mass by 21% for men and 25% for women, with a corresponding reduction in metabolic rates by some 15% to 18%, because less tissue means lower energy and nutrient needs.
Liao: That's right. It's been suggested that, given the seriousness of climate change, we ought to adopt something like China's one child policy. There was a group of doctors in Britain who recently advocated a two-child maximum. But at the end of the day those are crude prescriptions---what we really care about is some kind of fixed allocation of greenhouse gas emissions per family. If that's the case, given certain fixed allocations of greenhouse gas emissions, human engineering could give families the choice between two medium sized children, or three small sized children. From our perspective that would be more liberty enhancing than a policy that says "you can only have one or two children."....
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...
Read the entire article to see what the Obama left has planned for you and your family to 'save the planet' from you and your family.
May God save us from these Nazi freaks.
H/t to Marc Morano at ClimateDepot.com
I believe we just need to start eliminating these kinds of people, just like the other nazis we took care of.
How about 4 or 5 lilliputian size kids? This has to be the dumbest idea I've head this month. Maybe this was an article for April 1st that got released early.
Of course, the commissars get to keep larger bodies... it’s the little people that have to get littler.
Eating turnips, driving donkey carts, living in caves, and shrinking down to the size of Hobbits... that’s what the commissars want for The Rest Of Us.
Toto, I don't think we're in the Kansas any of us knew any more.
The utilitarian/Hitlerian vision of an improved human being, created by man, not God, is still alive and well. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, saw herself as superior to “the Negro,’ whom she hoped to exterminate.
Leftists are anti-human. They always have been.
What about the carbon footprint of short people who fart a lot?
Dang it, you're supposed to ping me if you're going to talk about me on thread... :-(
Reducing illegal immigration will greatly reduce global warming.
How does allowing the poor to flood across the border to buy 10 MPG clunkers help the ozone?
Their carbon footprint was much less South of the border , when they walked everywhere.
Using science to serve and justify an ideological end. Just another group of Nazis.
Genetic engineering and hormone therapy are too expensive to administer. A more cost-effective alternative would be just to ration food so that children are mildly malnurished in their childhood, and grow up with stunted growth. I mean, this is where all of this war on food stuff is going, right?
They can KISS MY biomASS.
Liao and his ilk are freaks of the first order.
I'm doing my part to keep us warm!
I'm obviously public enemy number one (or two) to the warmists.
Never mind that I have a very small carbon footprint, not because I give a damn about AGW, but just that I believe those who can conserve should.
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