Today in biology class we broached the subject of global climate change. It came up as a part of ecosystem ecology, there have been several extinctions lately that are directly attributable to the loss of habitat as the result of climate change. It hit me! I have the solution. Plants are capable of absorbing immense amounts of carbon dioxide from the air to the tune of giga-tons a year. Only just slightly faster than animals produce carbon dioxide through the process of cellular respiration.
We might be able to attenuate climate change to nearly sustainable levels if we simply round up and exterminate all animals on earth besides us! Think about, if we are the only carbon dioxide producers, plants would be capable of removing all of our waste gasses for us. Better still is the fact that some of the dirty work is already being started for us naturally. More species are currently transitioning from threatened to endangered than ever before in the history of biological sciences.
So I implore you all, start with the dog and cat or what ever you need to do to numb your self to the pain, but you need to off set your carbon foot print your self. The average american is responsible 17.5 tons of carbon dioxide per year (including power generation and food transportation) and in order to balance that you will have to kill approximately 450 tons of animal bio mass per year to off set it (though more like 600 tons if you drive a Cadillac Esclade). We can each kill 450 tons of animals every year per person per year can't we? I mean it has to be easier than getting the federal government off our oil dependent economy, right?