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Robert Zubrin to Debate ‘Zero Growth’ Ideologue Phil Cafaro on April 15th

11 Apr 2013, 03:22 UTC
Robert Zubrin to Debate ‘Zero Growth’ Ideologue Phil Cafaro on April 15th
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Debate: Are People the Problem?Monday, April 15 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PMPhilip Cafaro, a professor of philosophy at Colorado State University, recently warned in print that immigrants to America will endanger the planet by partaking of our country's carbon-based prosperity. Robert Zubrin, an entrepreneur and space scientist, rebutted by insisting that population growth and carbon energy are both good things. To contend otherwise, he charged, is "anti-humanity." Dr. Zubrin published a rebuttal of this argument in National Review.Centennial Institute presents a debate on this clash of visions. "Resolved: To help slow global climate change, the U.S. should reduce immigration and stabilize our population, as part of efforts to cut back sharply on greenhouse gas emissions." That's the proposition Cafaro will affirm and Zubrin (pictured) will negate.“The subject of the debate has everything to do with Mars exploration. ‘Zero Growth’ ideology is antithetical to human expansion into space, and opening the space frontier is completely subversive to Malthusian and related limited resources ideology.” The planned debate, entitled "Are People the Problem?", was occasioned by an article that Dr. Cafaro wrote in the Denver Post, arguing that immigration contributes to global warming, because by coming to America, immigrants increase their incomes, ...

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