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Solution to Climate Change found – Human Engineering March 31, 2012

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Engineering Humans: A New Solution to Climate Change?

Extract from Live Science
29 March 2012

-Induce intolerance to red meat (think lactose intolerance), since livestock farming accounts for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions.

-Make humans smaller to reduce the amount of energy we each need to consume. This could be done by selecting smaller embryos through preimplantation genetic diagnosis, a technique already in use to screen for genetic diseases. “Human engineering could therefore give people the choice between having a greater number of smaller children or a smaller number of larger children,” they write.

-Reduce birthrates by making people smarter, since higher cognitive ability appears linked to lower birthrates. This could be achieved through a variety of means, including better schooling, electrical stimulation of the brain and drugs designed to improve cognitive ability, they propose.

-Treat people with hormones, such as oxytocin, to make us more altruistic and empathetic. As a result, people would be more willing to act as a group and more sensitive to the suffering of animals and other people caused by climate change.

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1. alex - April 1, 2012

Woah, this is the most fascist idea for solving climate change I have ever heard. You are actually suggesting that rather than people changing their own behaviour, we should engineer better people? Not to break out Godwin’s law or anything, but this is eugenics in drag.


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