[ExI] External costs (was Re: are all cultures equivalent?)

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 22:00:06 UTC 2009

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 5:06 PM, Alfio Puglisi <alfio.puglisi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 7:20 AM, Rafal Smigrodzki
> <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
>> even my breathing will be seen as an
>> externality by the global warming lunatic fringe crowd, since my mere
>> physiological existence imposes a certain carbon footprint.
> No it doesn't. Mere physiological existence is carbon-neutral. Your
> food sources may require fossil fuels (for example, to make
> fertilizers or to drive tractors around), and therefore have a carbon
> footprint, but that must be attributed to farming and not to
> breathing.
### Yes it does. Of course, if I breathe, I release carbon dioxide,
which would otherwise be locked up in something else. That's why
lunatic fringe greenies excitedly talk about the coming die-off of
billions of humans after oil runs out (just read some Jeremy Rifkin


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