"Your idea of zero footprint deserves debunking. I had implied that with my habitat displacement comment early on. No biologist or ecologist I know of would agree with your claim. It is widely known in the life sciences that humans are a "Patch…"
"And when the rate of growth reaches zero, the growth also reaches zero.
So you seem to agree, as I do, that population growth has declined due to environmental pressures, but the story will be different as we increasingly eliminate our…"
"If the energy you claim is available, then there is a quote you should see:
Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich: If we were to tap cheap, inexhaustible energy, he said, it would be "like giving a machine gun to an idiot child."
"Well, I can say the same. You haven't replied to my points, except to be merely dismissive, which is not an argument. Not helpful.
Most of what I said in my reply was in direct response to your claim that "Every human, no…"
"Do you believe it is impossible to achieve the goal of Zero Footprint? I suspect you do, and hence people become a problem just by the numbers. But it is relatively simple to show that we can achieve Zero Footprint, and we must do so if…"
I'm unsure if classifying resource usage as being net positive or negative is the right approach. In our lifetimes we will leave some resources depleted (breathe in oxygen) and leave others more plentiful (breathe out CO2). A…"