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Old 11-21-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Wait now... The earth is supposedly in a warming trend which provides larger areas where food can be farmed. The warming is attributed to higher CO2 levels which, if you didn't notice, plants use for survival. It would appear everything is going to be A-Okay!

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Old 11-21-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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Wait now... The earth is supposedly in a warming trend which provides larger areas where food can be farmed. The warming is attributed to higher CO2 levels which, if you didn't notice, plants use for survival. It would appear everything is going to be A-Okay!
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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There's plenty of room, but a few want to control it all.
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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There's plenty of room, but a few want to control it all.
So you want billions controlling it all?
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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There will be a lot of changes in the future. I believe we will see a lot more vertical farming/hydroponic farming systems that can produce a lot of food in small amounts of space. One of the biggest wasters of water and space are cows, many also say cows release far too much CO2 also. And on top of that, they are unhealthy. The best meat for us to eat is fish.

These vertical farming systems incorporate plants and fish in kind of a closed loop system. With the food for the plants and fish being our waste.

Also with a hydroponic system, its indoors so it doesn't require any insecticides, nor does it require overuse of fertizilers that eventually end up in our rivers and ocean, making dead-zones. And it would be mostly automated, so it could provide very cheap food.

The only problem with hydroponics is, you can't grow every kind of plant in them. You can't really grow trees in them. Which would greatly limit the variety of what you can get from the system.
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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I'm pretty sure the more offending greenhouse gas from cows is methane which is 23 times worse than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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I'm pretty sure the more offending greenhouse gas from cows is methane which is 23 times worse than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.
Why are there so many cows though? Could it be because we eat so much beef?
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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This guy says we are, and I can't find fault with his math.

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Old 11-21-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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So you want billions controlling it all?
No I want billions co-existing together, that's all. There's plenty of resources, especially if we expand the use of renewable energy, but too many greedy people who don't want to share them.
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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I'm pretty sure the more offending greenhouse gas from cows is methane which is 23 times worse than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.
Carbon dioxide makes the grass grow so that the cows have something to eat.
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