“The last thing the world needs is more Americans,” asserted population-control advocate and global-warming worrier Phillip Cafaro in an Issue Monday debate at CCU on May 13.
“No, the best thing the world could have is more Americans,” rejoined his opponent, energy expert and space scientist Robert Zubrin.
The exchange went hot (with heavy CO2 emissions from both debaters) and heavy from there for 90 minutes.
The formal proposition was, “Resolved: To help slow global climate change, the U.S. should reduce immigration levels and stabilize our population, as part of efforts to cut back sharply on greenhouse gas emissions.”
A video clip from the debate is here.
Cafaro, a professor of philosophy and environmental ethics at Colorado State University, used the following slides