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Slowing population growth a vital step in saving the planet If you take global warming seriously, you must consider how to deal with it effectively. For example, a sustainable energy policy requires a sustainable population policy. With the world well on its way to 9 billion residents by 2050 — all of whom will be wanting food and using resources — all the solar panels and windmills that can be built will not suffice to ...


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wmarincic
December 5, 2012
8:42 a.m.

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Fred Barney,
We have come to the tipping point in the evolution of mankind where as a people we are regressing. The irresponsible and ignorant are pushing out babies as fast as they can, while the intelligent and responsible are only having one child that they can afford. Our graduation rates are under 60% and our children have no social skills. At the rate we are going, monkees will be smarter than us in the next 2000 years.

tonijean613
December 5, 2012
9:10 a.m.

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To Edward Jones- The best solution out there to Welfare is the Green Party - "Green New Deal" solution modeled on President Roosevelts NEW Deal - it would create EMPLOYMENT CENTERS - where you stop by and get matched with a job best suited to your talents and the needs of the community. Presidential Candidate Jill Stein (who was on the ballot in nearly every State) unfortunately, was deliberately shut out of all the debates so the GREEN NEW DEAL - did not get the attention it should have. So please review the Green New Deal on www.jillstein.org and see how simple it would be to eliminate welfare checks while providing services our community needs that are productive to society. The Green Party has solutions that the 2 party establishment does not offer.

bostonredsoxfan
December 5, 2012
9:11 a.m.

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Parades and trees are not part of the sacred tradition of Christmas for Christians. Christmas trees, in fact, likely have their origins in European pagan traditions, and were adopted and reinterpreted by Christians somewhere about the 15th or 16th century. The only parades that have sacred tradition in Christianity center around the events of Palm Sunday and Good Friday. Santa Claus may have origins in Christianity, however he is certainly not part of our sacred tradition. Perhaps Christians should spend a bit more time learning about our own traditions of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, rather than working so hard to muster righteous indignation over meaningless secular observances of the season.

tonijean613
December 5, 2012
9:57 a.m.

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Mr. Barney- Why put the burden and blame on "immigrants" and the elderly who are the people using the least amount of resources causing pollution? Big families, big houses, big cars-and endless American consumerism are the bigger problems- all of which can be easily solved with Free birth control, (which ObamaCare law now provides), specific excise taxes on low mpg SUV's, Hummers, minivans, to discourage these SUV's and other gas guzzlers, offer lower cost public transit and incentives to use buses and trains, and place higher rates on home energy consumption which gives each household a "free" amount of basic needs electricity and gas-then charges a much higher rate for consumption beyond basic need. At the moment there is no incentive for people to use less electricity and less heat and less air conditioning- and the millions of people with McMansions, central air, heated pools- and commercial office buildings with lights/equipment left on 24/7 is a much bigger polluter than residential . Please stop blaming the people living in poverty.

albright1
December 5, 2012
12:33 p.m.

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tonijean613,

you would be wasting precious time with using all these "incentives" and "fees" to encourage people to live their lives the way you want them to. The government should demand that it's "subjects" conform to the will of the government or be imprisoned or sent to camps.

wmarincic
December 5, 2012
2:18 p.m.

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tonijean, Green party? What a surprise, one of the largest frauds ever is global warming, Al Gore made hundreds of millions off of it.

Newsworthy
December 5, 2012
9:18 p.m.

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Here we go, again - another trip down that Egyptian river "denial".

ronzo
December 6, 2012
4:54 p.m.

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wmarincic: I never thought that you and I would ever agree on anything. But today is that day. I believe that you are spot on with you comment about slowing population growth to save the planet. Congratulations.

wmarincic
December 7, 2012
7:33 a.m.

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See ronzo, just because we are different politically we can agree on social issues in some cases.

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