Monday, July 17, 2023

Kamala Harris says to Reduce Population

The London Daily Mail reports:
Vice President Kamala Harris made a verbal slip on Friday that fed a frenzy of conspiracy theories, after she spoke of the need to 'reduce population' instead of pollution.

'When we invest in clean energy and electric vehicles and reduce population, more of our children can breathe clean air and drink clean water,' Harris said during a speech in Baltimore on combatting climate change.

The White House official transcript of the remarks corrected the obvious error, crossing out the word 'population' and adding 'pollution' in brackets to indicate what Harris intended to say.

If you want to combat climate change, it is not clear that electric vehicles will do any good at all. Maybe in 50 years, but not now.

The activists like to look long-term, such as to the year 2100. On that scale, the best things that can be done are to reduce population, and stop immigration into developed countries.

I have heard people argue that the CO2 contributions from countries like India and Nigeria are neglible compared to rich Americans. But it is just not true. By 2100, they will have contributed much more. Population growth and migration are the big problems.

Update: Here is the video. "The clock isn't only ticking, it is banging." It is pretty dopey, even when corrected.

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