Wufoo

Thoughts on a Perfect World

environment

    A law that can make a thousand other laws redundant and unnecessary while making the absolutely indispensable ones more potent. A law that achieves many long-aspired goals and thwarts many imminent catastrophes at once. A law that causes global prosperity, population control and environmental sustainability at once. The law which ought to have existed before any other law. Such is the PFC law.

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    The problems of environment, war, regional conflict, injustice and poverty have remained for too long on this planet. Because of these problems, the majority of us now live below acceptable human standards. If we had set a standard of human living and abided by it, we could have prevented these problems.

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    As the proportion of the prosperous increases, more people will be able to afford environmentally friendly resources and technologies. This would lead to a gradual decline in the number and magnitude of floods, famines, droughts and earthquakes. Before every child is born, it will be ensured that it will have the necessary natural resources required to support it through ensuring that it is born into a minimum level of financial capability. There will be no need to encroach upon or overexploit animal and plant habitat. We can then continue our progress without causing a threat to our own survival or to the survival of other species.

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    If they don’t use these environmentally safe fuels, machines and technologies as required by environmental laws, when they can afford it, then the law would be quite justified in punishing them, too. But instead, if the poor multiply and continue to be a significant portion of the earth’s population, who cannot use anything but the cheapest and most polluting machines and fuels, in order to survive, the destruction of the environment will continue and we will be left helpless to save the environment.

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    If and when the poor person reaches a certain financial status, at any time of his life, at which time he is no longer considered poor, only then should that person attain the right to produce offspring. Then the poor will no longer be multiplying. Offspring hence born, would be born to people with enough financial capability to live in an environmentally safe manner. These offspring would both learn the environmentally friendly lifestyle from their parents and be able to afford such a lifestyle. The basic financial capability of their parents would ensure education, healthcare and proper nutrition to the offspring, which would in turn ensure that the offspring wouldn’t be forced into poverty. If all nations on earth would require basic financial capability as a precondition for becoming a parent, environmentally hazardous machines, fuels and technologies that are commonplace today, could become things of the past. Environmentally friendly fuels, machines and technologies, though comparatively more expensive, could be made the standard. This is how we can save the environment. How wonderful it would be to see the earth returning to equilibrium as the burden on its resources starts reducing with the end of the multiplication of the poor! How much more safer would we feel in this world! Fewer people would have diseases caused due to pollution. Most importantly, the earth would stop retaliating with earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and other natural calamities.

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