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This step should have taken place decades ago.

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Remind me again... who uses more resources, an American/Australian/Brit or an Indian/Phillipino/African? Because our ecological footprints are many, many, many times higher in the West we should try to improve our own environmental practices before blaming the third world.

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Eating less meat is certainly the most constructive thing most people can do. I believe about 20% of CO2 comes directly or indirectly from meat farming (land clearing/animals farting/increased water usage etc etc). It's about the same as all the cars put together...

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"Remind me again... who uses more resources, an American/Australian/Brit or an Indian/Phillipino/African?"

Americans use more.

They create, manufacture and invent more. Way more.

What an idiotic question.

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Cow76- I agree with you comments.

Throwing away food products like milk and vegetables in West,is a bad practise for rest of world.

Ecological destructions caused by west/western companies, is many times more as compared to third world nations.

What about adoption of babies from poor nations by west,this also suggest that west needs east,to maintain its population. World population is already being controlled by many factors.

57 milliion deaths or more a year is there in world, the population of world will control itself via nature's aging laws.

If a nation has less in resources,it will reduce population via lack of resources.

If a nation is rich in resources,it can increase its populations,if it has high births.

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I believe this statement most. < :-)

Experts believe that while normal population growth is unlikely to significantly increase global warming that overpopulation in developing countries could lead to increased demand for food and shelter, which could jeopardize the environment as it struggles with global warming.

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Giving contraceptives to people in developing countries could help fight climate change by slowing population growth" no, really?

Eating less meat is certainly the most constructive thing most people can do." Hey, I like you. I've been saying that since 2000. I've been a veg since 2000, but I don't refuse if offered as a guest. Red Meat makes you fat and you take up more space and the amount of space to raise just one cow is amazingly large.

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Skipthesong-I agree with you points,meat eatiing consumes a lot resources,which is wasteful.

More food will be there, if more people eat vegetables,milk protein products,milk and fruits.

The Elephant is huge and strong just on a vegetarian diet.

Humans can be as strong as Elephant, by just consuming lots of vegetarian food.

The elephant's strength is an example of strength in nature,for Asia/Africa.

In cold countries,where there are no elephants,this rule does not apply.

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Western european people will decrease in future,out of every 1000 people ON EARTH, in year 2060, only 98 will be europeans white anglo saxon stock.

In 2060 world populations will be over 10,000 million people(10 times India's population).

This clearly indicates low birth rates among Europeans/American Europeans,and why huge adoptions/migrations from Asia/Africa is happening.

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Giving contraceptives to people in developing countries could help fight climate change by slowing population growth, experts said Friday.

Could? Would? Should? Pure speculation and from an "editorial" in Lancet yet.

If the entire world's population moved to Texas, California, Colorado and Alaska, each family of four would enjoy nine-tenths of an acre of land. The world isn't crowded and we've been in a cooling cycle since the early 90's.

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rejakumar: the gorilla too is a vegetarian in year 2060, only 98 will be Europeans white anglo saxon stock." I'm not Anglo/white at all.

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cow76 - Like you and me cows fart methane, not CO2. I believe the numbers are 9% from human related farming but as methane is a stronger greenhouse gas its regarded as a 20% equivalent. Changing feed and reducing growth compounds would improve cow emmissions no end. Thats not to say we couldnt all do with cutting down meat consumption a bit.

Rajakumar - "Western european people will decrease in future,out of every 1000 people ON EARTH, in year 2060, only 98 will be europeans white anglo saxon stock"

It isnt that western Europeans will decrease in future, its that developing countries populations will increase exponentially.

You cant decry meat raising in one statement and then say people should take more milk, youre contradicting yourself. Meat rasing does take a lot of resource, but meat also delivers very well. Done in a responsible manner meat farming is fine. Its certainly not as wasteful or damaging as the constant drilling out of the water table to raise inappropriate vegetables for export as goes on in India.

Whats been missed here is that in developing nations with little access to contraception, families become large and cumbesome very quickly. This perpetuates poverty and stunts the development these countries need so badly to raise living standards. In fact if living standards could be raised to an acceptable level it would probably alleviate much of the tension that leads to the massive radicalism we see today. Just a thought.

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4thestate - Do you have a point to make or just be abusive? I shouldn't have to point out the inference of my point but I will just for you. If the first world consumes many times more resources per person than the 3rd world then should we not concentrate on the first world? Do you have an opinion?

dontpanic - I stand corrected. Although methane and CO2 are both greenhouse gases, which is the point I wished to make. Cheers.

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This "climate change" hoax is simply more racism from The Left. You-know-who will surely get carbon credits while they attemp to stamp out the opposition.

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