Drexel dragonThe Math ForumDonate to the Math Forum



Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by Drexel University or The Math Forum.


Math Forum » Discussions » Education » math-teach

Topic: Re: Historian seeks motives behind climate change douibt-mongering
Replies: 1   Last Post: Dec 7, 2011 10:11 PM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
Ruth Walker

Posts: 244
Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Historian seeks motives behind climate change douibt-mongering
Posted: Dec 7, 2011 3:57 PM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

There is no evidence that there is such a thing as clean coal. The ethanol industry (along with Iowa farmers) claims that those blaming ethanol for higher food prices ignore the fact that distillers grain is fed to livestock. When food prices escalated, it seemed to me more related to high oil prices (thus higher transportation costs) than increased ethanol (which should have decreased fuel prices).

More serious in the ethanol debate is the expanded use of land previously not tilled for corn production. It's going to cause desert conditions, as the Ogallala Aquifer is not being replenished.

cbey.research.yale.edu/uploads/Ogallala_Feb2011.pdf

Worldwide freshwater shortages are going to be serious.

Don't let the naysayers pretend that the rising oceans won't adversely affect poor people. Those really worried about food and energy shortages should look at the poor insulation of houses in warmer parts of the U.S. and the amount of food wasted here too.

Isn't it past time to get serious about the overpopulation problem? From what I've read, the answer to that is education of girls and women. The common wisdom about contraception and abortion of previous eras has been lost. Thomas Jefferson commented on the American Indian women giving birth to only children they could care for (until captured into slavery when they had as many children as the white women):

http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/JefVirg.html Query 6: ?Minerals?:


"They [Native Americans] raise fewer children than we do. The causes of this are to be found, not in a difference of nature, but of circumstance. The women very frequently attending the men in their parties of war and of hunting, child-bearing becomes extremely inconvenient to them. It is said, therefore, that they have learnt the practice of procuring abortion by the use of some vegetable; and that it even extends to prevent conception for a considerable time after."



Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© Drexel University 1994-2014. All Rights Reserved.
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.