Voluntary Human Extinction Movement founder said the biosphere will 'have a chance to recover' if humanity stops procreating - An advocate of human extinction Tuesday called on everyone to voluntarily stop having children for humanity to die out and give the biosphere a "chance to recover." Tuesday's Dr. Phil episode focused on the ethics of procreation and the debate over overpopulation where Voluntary Human Extinction Movement founder Les Knight delivered a variety of shocking statements. ...
Knight went on to illustrate his proposition, "My plan is for everyone to think before they procreate, and if people really think about it, think it all the way through, and have the wherewithal not to procreate - which is a really big problem all over the planet - and if people think about it as you mentioned, 44% of young people are saying ‘no I don’t think I wanna do that,’ just because they’ve thought about it."
By HÜGO KRÜGER AND JOEL KOTKIN: Rather than an engine of justice, climate reparations will exacerbate the growing separation between the West and everyone else. Even as the West sends green-wrapped bribes to developing countries, Russia isn't playing the blood money card. Neither is China. ... Environmentalism is creating deep alienation from the West in the Global South, and it will only grow. Instead of submitting to green poverty, African countries, likely with Chinese help, will seek to boost their energy resources, including hydrogen, nuclear and natural gas, irrespective of the well-fed green Cassandras...
Since 1945, the U.S. economy has fallen from of 50 percent of Global GDP down to 20 percent as of today—which is almost the same as China's. Europe's downturn has been on a similar trajectory from almost a 30 percent share in 1980 to merely 16.5 percent in 2016. By 2050, only two EU economies—Germany and the UK—will join America the top 10 economies worldwide as measured by GDP. ... As non-Western countries seek to grow, they may see the West as simply a convenient source of guilt money, rather than as a dependable business partner. China, Russia and India could well emerge their natural allies. Russia after all is the world's largest exporter of grain, which forms the stable diet of many African countries, while China remains the World's largest factory, able to supply products more easily than the steadily deindustrializing West.
Video from 2017 of Apple's CEO, Tim Cook: TIM COOK: "China has done an unbelievable job of lifting people out of poverty. They've done an incredible job and far beyond what any country has done. We were talking about 19, mid-90’s to today, the biggest change is the number of people that have been pulled out of poverty by far and we should all applaud that and we should all feel good about it and so there are, and the environmental leadership today, is very clear and it aligns completely with Apple's values."
QUESTION: "The Chinese environmental league, the government?"
COOK: "Yes, I mean they're very fixated on doing the right things to avert climate change."
Via: SEVERE WEATHER EUROPE: Snow extent in the Northern Hemisphere at the end of November represents an important parameter for the early winter forecast. This year snow extent is running much higher than average and according to existing global estimates, it is now beyond the highest ever observed so far..Northern Hemisphere snow extent is currently indeed very high, now at about 41 million square kilometers, according to the NOAA/Rutgers Global Snow Lab. The most recent snow cover information is given in the image below.