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Berkeley declares ‘climate emergency’ worse than World War II, demands ‘humane’ population control

The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday night declared what it called a “climate emergency” with more global significance than World War II, and demanded an immediate effort to “humanely stabilize population” and “reverse ecological overshoot.”

The resolution, which invokes the global conflict between the Axis and Allies, charges that Americans bear an “extraordinary responsibility to solve the crises” facing the environment.

“[D]uring World War II, the Bay Area came together across race, age, class, gender and other differences in an extraordinary regional mobilization, building and repairing Liberty ships, converting car assembly plants into tank manufacturing facilities,” the resolution reads.

A similar effort is necessary today to confront an even greater threat, according to the document.

“[W]e can rise to the challenge of the greatest crisis in history by organizing politically to catalyze a national and global climate emergency effort, employing local workers in a mobilization effort building and installing renewable energy infrastructure,” the resolution says.

More than 60 million people died during World War II, according to most estimates — a huge portion of the global population.

But according to the Berkeley City Council, another thinning of the herd might be needed.

The resolution notes that “reversing ecological overshoot and halting the sixth mass extinction requires an effort to preserve and restore half Earth’s biodiversity in interconnected wildlife corridors and to humanely stabilize population.”

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The resolution, introduced in the ultra-progressive city by councilwoman Cheryl Davila, then invokes Pope Francis’ comment that humanity is on the verge of global “suicide” and that “God’s creation” is at stake.

Davila’s resolution also calls for a global climate summit in San Francisco in September and a push to “educat[e] our citizens about the climate emergency.”

The document’s most substantial promise is for Berkeley to become a “carbon sink” by 2030 — a term that means the city’s greenhouse gas emissions will be in the negative.

In addition to population control and a national mobilization effort, according to the Berkeley City Council, residents should avoid “consumerism” and “narcissism.”

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32 Comments on "Berkeley declares ‘climate emergency’ worse than World War II, demands ‘humane’ population control"

  1. JuanP on Thu, 14th Jun 2018 2:13 pm 

    Goaaaaaal! Goooooooooal! Goooooooal! Goooooal! Gooooooooooooooal! Go Russia!
    Russia 5 – Saudi Arabia 0
    What a great day for Russia, Russians, Putin, and the world! Russia couldn’t possibly have asked for a better result. The Russians beat the crap out of the Saudis. Russia wins the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup opening game in Moscow earning 3 points and a positive 5 goal difference. I couldn’t be happier right now. I am going to troll the board’s imperialists like crazy for a day and rub this amazing triumph on their faces. GO RUSSIA!

  2. Cloggie on Thu, 14th Jun 2018 2:29 pm 

    Yesterday Europe announced it will speed up its energy transition and now aims for 32% renewable primary energy as early as 2030, up from 27%:

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jun/14/eu-raises-renewable-energy-targets-to-32-by-2030

    The European parliament even wanted 35%.

    Europe now openly says it wants to be the #1 in all things renewable energy. As we all remember, being #1 in a new form of energy, usually means you are where all the action is:

    17th century – Holland, wind
    19th century – Britain, coal/steam engine
    20th century – USA, oil
    21st century – Europe, renewable energy

    Perfectly matches this:

    https://goo.gl/images/wmjbmV

  3. GregT on Thu, 14th Jun 2018 2:35 pm 

    Tucker Carlson? Faux news?

    It just doesn’t get anymore dysfunctional, or ridiculous.

    LOL!

  4. Davy on Thu, 14th Jun 2018 3:02 pm 

    “It just doesn’t get anymore dysfunctional, or ridiculous.”

    except when the groupies have their play time

  5. Davy on Thu, 14th Jun 2018 3:05 pm 

    “Yesterday Europe announced it will speed up its energy transition and now aims for 32% renewable primary energy as early as 2030, up from 27%:”

    Neder, 5% increase and not until 2030??? Big deal and that just shows how lame the effort is. You cannot project out that far with reliability.

    “Europe now openly says it wants to be the #1 in all things renewable energy. As we all remember, being #1 in a new form of energy, usually means you are where all the action is:”

    What Europe wants and what happens is two different things.

  6. Ted Kaye on Thu, 14th Jun 2018 3:57 pm 

    Laughable. Europe has a long way to go. The U.S. already produces more than 200% renewable energy than Germany, which is the highest producer of renewables in Europe.

  7. Cloggie on Thu, 14th Jun 2018 4:21 pm 

    “Laughable. Europe has a long way to go. The U.S. already produces more than 200% renewable energy than Germany, which is the highest producer of renewables in Europe.”

    The US is 4x Germany, so Germany is per capita twice as far as far as Germany, if your figure is correct.

    The US and China both have governments that have put a brake on the transition. Most US renewable energy is based on biomass, a sector that won’t grow much more. All growth needs to come from wind and solar.

  8. Jeffrey Leavitt on Thu, 14th Jun 2018 5:44 pm 

    Soylent Green is Berkeley Grads

  9. BobInget on Thu, 14th Jun 2018 6:38 pm 

    One ’emergency’ follows the next.
    Iraq, Iran, Ecuador are all OPEC voting to keep
    the same level of production next week.

    Saudi Arabia needs CL over $80. So, in spite of KSA warnings of shortages, export quotas will remain untouched. Unbelievable hot weather is fast approaching, more oil will be needed at home.

    Trying to take down Iran, Qatar, Yemen
    all in the same day, gonna cost ya.

    So Far; oil wars doing great jobs limiting populations. Saudi coalition and USA are going ahead with plans to starve into submission seven million Yemeni, thereby bringing in Iran directly.

    Once Iranian weapons, forces face Israel and KSA
    in Yemen, US military stop being advisors and join in the killing.

  10. Boat on Thu, 14th Jun 2018 8:35 pm 

    Bob

    The middle east population has been exploding since the 60’s. Wars or no wars.
    Israel has been facing Iran in Pakistan, Jordan and Syria for decades and basically kick their ass. Except for chanting and mob dancing. Iran wins that.

  11. DMyers on Thu, 14th Jun 2018 9:27 pm 

    I don’t want to hear anything about “culling” the population unless the advocate steps up and takes the first shot, into his/her own head. These people want a lot of other people to die, so they can have a bigger piece of the pie for themselves. I’m not taking a partisan position on the issue. I’m saying anyone who is honest with himself can see that this is the game. Lead the way, Berkley, or shut the fuck up.

    And of course, as always, the aspects of the cure that are as bad as or worse than the disease are completely ignored. Population control, which means fewer humans, is seen as a unified solution. The fact that modern civilization collapses from fewer humans as it does from too many is treated as an inconvenient truth, not to be mentioned or considered. Stick to the dogma, always politically correct. Berkley is no more original than Bob Jones University.

    And of course, this suggests the true meaning of “humane” population control. It is humane to the advocate when the advocate is spared and some other dude is euthanized.

  12. Cloggie on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 1:06 am 

    Public transport works! The Germans built a new railway between Berlin and Munich (623 km), and see, the number of people who prefer the train doubled in no-time:

    http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/deutsche-bahn-verdoppelt-fahrgastzahlen-fuer-route-berlin-muenchen-a-1213083.html

    The journey now takes 4 rather than 6 hours.

    The beauty of rail transport is that it can be fast and “run on renewable energy”, in that you can force as a government to invest rail companies in renewable energy, like happened in Holland:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/10/dutch-trains-100-percent-wind-powered-ns

    Transport system of the future, certainly in Europe: fast rail between hubs and ride-sharing/autonomous e-vehicles (“Ford Transits”) from the train station to the final destination. 100% powered by renewable energy.

    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170929-how-wind-can-power-the-worlds-mass-transit

    http://blog.midwestind.com/rail-projects-around-world-run-renewable-energy/

    And to preempt useless discussion: no, Dutch trains do NOT drive on wind power. Instead Dutch Rail invested in 8 new wind parks Europe-wide that together produce electricity to the tune that Dutch Rail consumes to run its trains. Other companies with money, like Google, Apple, IKEA and 100 more do the same.

    The renewable energy transition will be paid for, NOT by the government (they only pay for infrastructure and storage), but by companies and private households.

  13. Theedrich on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 1:11 am 

    Germany’s problem is its Kanzlerin.  Angela Merkel, born Angela Kasner, is the daughter of a Lutheran “I’OK – you’re OK” preacher named Horst Kasner (1926–2011).  She grew up largely in the former Communist German Democratic Republic.  After academic success in physics and Russian, she married Ulrich Merkel, a German physics student she met while studying physics in Moscow.  The marriage lasted from 1977 to 1981.  In 1988 she married German quantum physicist Joachim Sauer.  However, she kept the last name (Merkel) from her first husband, since the new husband’s last name, “Sauer” (“sour”), would be politically unpalatable.  So Angela Sour has taken out her neuroses on the German people whom her sicko father taught her to despise.  More than once she has emphatically expressed her psychopathic fantasy that “Islam belongs to Germany.”  (All good Judeo-Cretins in Deutschland think so.)  For more on this mental case, see https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Merkel (text in German).

    Frau Sour’s idea of population reduction is to replace Germans (and other Europeans) with Sand Negroes and jungle bunnies.  The European intelligentsia loves her idea, and has turned the member states of the EU into dictatorships which imprison any White who publicly opposes White genosuicide or utters anything politically incorrect.  No eugenics, only dysgenics permitted.

    This state of affairs will last until the coming economic collapse.  Maybe then the Alternative für Deutschland will have a chance.

  14. Davy on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 4:08 am 

    “transport system of the future, certainly in Europe: fast rail between hubs and ride-sharing/autonomous e-vehicles (“Ford Transits”) from the train station to the final destination. 100% powered by renewable energy.”

    https://tinyurl.com/yb6ydr2n
    Neder, you have a long way to go and at such a low solar and wind contribution the question is can you make it before peak oil dynamics and economic decline stop the effort in its tracks.

  15. Makati1 on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 5:13 am 

    Davy chimes in with his usual bullshit, third grade putdowns and other meaningless posts….

  16. JuanP on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 6:13 am 

    Davy “Neder, you have a long way to go”
    At least the rest of the world is going, exceptionalist. Meanwhile, in the land of the fee and the home of the slave roads are full of potholes, bridges are collapsing, schools graduate illiterate fools, people go bankrupt trying to pay medical bills, and half the children live in poverty and need food stamps while the streets are full of old, sick homeless people and high school students shoot each other. Now, tell us again how wonderful your shithole fourth world country is, please.

  17. Davy on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 6:33 am 

    Juan, yea some places but I have seen the same in Europe. You have emotional issues which manifest themselves in extreme positions. You don’t reality test very well. I liked you better when you were on your meds.

  18. JuanP on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 6:56 am 

    Davy “You have emotional issues which manifest themselves in extreme positions. You don’t reality test very well. I liked you better when you were on your meds”
    Projecting much, exceptionalist? If there is one person on this board that has emotional issues it is you and everybody on this board has known it for years. Fuck, you are one deluded lunatic, pussy! LOL!

  19. roccman on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 10:59 am 

    Wonder if the 15M in Yemen that will starve this month is part of the “humane” control of population.

    And this all snuck up on the most brilliant minds in the past 5,000 years.

  20. Sissyfuss on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 8:34 pm 

    For the environment to survive we need massive amounts of human deaths. Simple math yet inconceivable to massive amounts of humans.

  21. Makati1 on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 9:48 pm 

    Absolutely Sissyfuss, and the biggest gain from those deaths would be the deaths of those who consume much more than they need … like Americans. It looks like that may soon happen when their JIT delivery system collapse’ and their financial system goes bankrupt.

  22. Davy on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 9:53 pm 

    3rd world, Asia is where most of the people in the world are concentrated. Your future will include death. Get used to the idea. You probably won’t live that long but you may get to see mass death from overshoot found particularly in Asia. The same is true in Europe and the US but nothing like what is in store for you.

  23. Cloggie on Sat, 16th Jun 2018 12:47 am 

    “For the environment to survive we need massive amounts of human deaths. Simple math yet inconceivable to massive amounts of humans.”

    A “naked human” is not more polluting than a tree. It is his behavior and endless methods of wealth creation that set him apart from a tree. For every human there are 67 trees on this planet, courtesy NASA. Nobody ever complained that there are too many trees in this world, quite the contrary. With humans it could be the same if the footprint is significantly reduced.

    Regarding this “we need many deaths”… people who say these kind of things will never give the good example themselves and ascend the “stairway to heaven” prematurely. It is a meaningless statement, not going to happen.

    The only way out is changing attitudes, methods of energy generation, patterns of behavior and it will take the rest of the century to accomplish that. Nothing else is realistic. You can’t say that nothing is happening.

    Since 1972, Club of Rome…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Club_of_Rome

    …the smartest minds are aware that we need to change course and the message has been picked up by the elites, mostly in Europe, but in America as well (not by the Donald, God bless him). Yes a lot of additional damage is going to be done in the coming decades to the biosphere, global warming/climate change is going to happen (with positive and negative aspects, for Holland I love it, so far). Many species are going to disappear.

    However many positive changes materialized. Nobody talks again about the hole in the ozon layer. Acid rain, Waldsterben? Dead, thanks to catalysts. The surface waters in Europe are in a much better condition than they were in seventies. Recycling has become the norm. An entire palette of renewable energy generation has been developed and still has a lot of potential. Renewable generated hydrogen/NH3 can replace fossil fuel. The autonomous car + location aware smart phones offer the promise that the number of vehicles can be reduced enormously (think a factor of 10-25). The cloud/high speed IT-networks/camera’s offer the possibility to work from anywhere, without the necessity to move 80 kg human bodies around in 1400 kg rolling steel jackets. The latest global population trends indicate that “peak human numbers” is in sight.

    There is absolutely reason for hope that in a century things will have improved.

  24. Davy on Sat, 16th Jun 2018 4:23 am 

    “A “naked human” is not more polluting than a tree. It is his behavior and endless methods of wealth creation that set him apart from a tree”
    Wow, that was stupid. The amount of environmental overshoot of humans is an order of magnitude. Trees are not the same as humans. Humans are a higher order predator. Trees are a ecosystem base group the rest of the ecosystem rests on. Your thinking is convoluted.

    “The only way out is changing attitudes, methods of energy generation, patterns of behavior and it will take the rest of the century to accomplish that.”
    For energy transition to work we need far fewer people. We then need attitudes to change so localism, seasonality, and intermittency can be accommodated. This means the end of globalism with its consumerism. It is likely modernism cannot survive this transition so it is questionable the intelligence level we have today may be at risk in this transition unless careful steps are taken but the likelihood of uncontrolled descent is there.

    “There is absolutely reason for hope that in a century things will have improved.”
    Geeze, more wild ideas. Neder, we are on a trajectory of bifurcation on multiple levels locked in catch 22 predicaments. Why don’t we talk about limiting the damage instead of improving things? Climate change alone is a very dangerous process that by centuries end could be catastrophic for many locations.

  25. JuanP on Sat, 16th Jun 2018 7:14 am 

    Delusional Davy “Your future will include death.”

    And what about yours, dumbfuck? Please don’t tell me that, on top of all your other delusions, you think you are immortal, too!

  26. JuanP on Sat, 16th Jun 2018 7:16 am 

    Delusional Davy “Wow, that was stupid.”

    Wow, that was disrespectful and abusive!

  27. JuanP on Sat, 16th Jun 2018 7:18 am 

    Delusional Davy “Your thinking is convoluted.”

    Projecting again, exceptionalist turd? LOL!

  28. Sissyfuss on Sat, 16th Jun 2018 7:59 am 

    Clognative Dissonance ignores the ongoing 6th Mass Extinction, acidifying oceans, wet bulb temperatures, harvest cycle disruption, and the 40 year lag of emissions. He’s selling snake oil to the BAU crowd in hopes the will erect statues of him throughout the Eurozone which will be later torn down by the soon to be majority refugees who discover his Nazi proclivities. ” I think that I shall never see a thing as lovely as a tree that is no longer threatened by humanity.”

  29. MASTERMIND on Sat, 16th Jun 2018 8:17 am 

    Sissy

    Clognative Dissonance! LMFAO!

    Clogg is likely a paranoid schizophrenic..Same with Greg to a much lesser extent..

    Common symptoms for paranoid schizophrenia include paranoid delusions (believing everyone is out to cause the sufferer harm).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoid_schizophrenia

  30. MASTERMIND on Sat, 16th Jun 2018 8:22 am 

    Theedrich

    Scapegoating immigrants is not going to change Europe’s economic problems..Lets say Merkel is thrown out on her ass..And all immigrants are deported..Then what? Your problems are Capitalism and systematic..its like your car has broken down and you think that all you need to do is switch the driver..It won’t make any difference, you need to rebuild the engine..

  31. MASTERMIND on Sat, 16th Jun 2018 8:46 am 

    Tesla burst into flames for no reason! Just like those Samsung smartphones!

    https://twitter.com/marycmccormack/status/1007831286176571394?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Fnews%2F2018-06-16%2Ftesla-belonging-mary-mccormacks-husband-spontaneously-combusts-la-street

    EV’s are death traps!

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