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  • Ultimate Global Warming Seriousness Test

    (Not a John Reece post)

    Do those who assume that anthropogenic global warming/cooling/climate change/doesn't matter is true take the logical next step to their philosophy?

    Originally posted by Steve Sailer
    Of the millions of Greenies who claim to be deadly serious about Saving the World from global warming by limiting carbon emissions, how many are really sincere?

    There`s one surefire test of sincerity: Do they demand reductions in immigration to the U.S.?

    Answer: almost none of them do.

    A Google search for “carbon emissions“ brings up 3,680,000 web pages. (August 8, 2010). Add “immigration reduction“ to the search, however, and the hit count falls to 114.


    The causes of global warning are disputed, but let`s assume for the sake of analysis that human output of “greenhouse gases” does indeed cause global warming. It ought to be close to self-evident that immigration to America increases this country`s—and the world`s—output of those gases.

    The logic is very simple: If immigrants from poor countries successfully assimilate to American norms of earning and consuming, they, and their descendents, will emit vastly more carbon than if they stayed home.

    According to the UN`s International Energy Agency, residents of America in 2007 put out an average of 19.1 tons of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, by fossil fuel combustion—e.g., by driving around, by being warm in winter and cool in summer, and by watching TV.

    In contrast, the residents of Mexico each emit 4.1 tons per year. In other words, the typical inhabitant of America churns out 4.6 times as much carbon dioxide as the typical inhabitant of Mexico.

    So, if an average Mexican immigrates to the U.S. and fully assimilates to average American patterns of earning and spending, he will emit 4.6 times as much carbon dioxide as if he stayed home in his own country.

    Of course, it`s also important to remember that not all immigrants come from Mexico. Many Americans don`t realize it, but by Third World standards, Mexicans on average aren`t particularly poor. According to the CIA World Factbook, there are no less that 5,366,204,659 people living in countries with lower average per capita incomes than Mexico.

    To put it another way, 79% of world lives in countries poorer than Mexico.

    (Of course, the Mexican average is a little skewed by the World Richest Man, Carlos Slim, major creditor of the New York Times, and his fellow oligarchs.)

    It`s commonly implied in the MSM that Mexicans immigrate to the U.S. to avoid seeing their children die of starvation. Yet, life expectancy in Mexico (76.3 years) is now essentially as high (97.5 percent) in the U.S.

    No, Mexicans don`t immigrate to America to live longer—they immigrate to live larger: to have a large vehicle, a large house, a large TV, and a large family. All of which equate to large carbon emissions.

    In most other immigrant-exporting countries, the carbon emission immigration multiplier is substantially higher than that of Mexico. For instance, if a normal Dominican immigrates to America and successfully assimilates his carbon emissions would increase 9.7 times. For most Central Americans, the Immigration Multiplier is around 20X. For Haitians, it`s 79.3X.

    Moreover, the more you think about the impact of Mexican immigration, the worse it is for carbon emissions. Immigration contributes both directly and indirectly to sprawl. Mexican immigration to cities tends to drive Americans, including blacks and American-born Hispanics, to the exurbs to find decent public school districts—at the cost of long commutes for parents. For example, immigration into Los Angeles, with its mild climate, spawned an enormous housing bubble in the hot Inland Empire, where air conditioning costs are high.

    As Joel Kotkin has often pointed out, most immigrants in the 21st Century want to spend as little time in the inner city as possible and instead move directly to a suburb or exurb.

    Finally, Mexican immigrants tend to have higher birthrates in America than they would have had if they stayed home. In California in 2005, foreign-born Latinas were having babies at a rate of 3.7 children per lifetime versus about 2.4 for women in Mexico and 1.6 for American-born white women in California.…
    Until such time as the global warming acolytes publicly treat the impact of immigration from Third World countries with the same level of seriousness and attention to detail that they claim to dedicate to reducing carbon emissions, they can be safely dismissed.

  • #2
    Hey you can not expect consistency from idiots, Epo.
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Epoetker View Post
      Until such time as the global warming acolytes publicly treat the impact of immigration from Third World countries with the same level of seriousness and attention to detail that they claim to dedicate to reducing carbon emissions, they can be safely dismissed.
      So when are you planning on joining us?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
        Hey you can not expect consistency from idiots, Epo.
        You're Alaskan. You receive direct subsidies from the oil companies. Right? And now you're joining hands with the board racist, because of those subsidies.

        Consistency doesn't provide much protection from idiocy.

        The math is wrong, too.

        As ever, Jesse

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        • #5
          "Climate Marchers Leave Trail of Trash EVERYWHERE."
          http://www.tpnn.com/2014/09/21/clima...he-top-tweets/


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          Last edited by Darth Executor; 09-22-2014, 08:06 PM.
          "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

          There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lao tzu View Post
            You're Alaskan. You receive direct subsidies from the oil companies. Right? And now you're joining hands with the board racist, because of those subsidies.

            Consistency doesn't provide much protection from idiocy.

            The math is wrong, too.

            As ever, Jesse
            pthbbbb!
            Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lao tzu View Post
              You're Alaskan. You receive direct subsidies from the oil companies. Right? And now you're joining hands with the board racist, because of those subsidies.

              Consistency doesn't provide much protection from idiocy.

              The math is wrong, too.

              As ever, Jesse
              The only subsidy I get is taxes. You get those also, just not as directly.
              Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lao tzu View Post
                You're Alaskan. I bow respectfully before you and other energy-producing states such as Texas and North Dakota, which allow me to indulge my pathological altruism and doublethink toward net consumers whom I think will appreciate my non-muscular self that couldn't do those jobs if my life dependent on it, all while living the First World lifestyle that it makes possible.
                Wow, I had to edit that quote a LOT to filter out all the ingratitude!

                The math is wrong, too.
                I think you was missing some numbers in that reply, city slicker. Those I'm not going to find for you.

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