5. Drastically Reduce or Even Eradicate the Human Race
“I’ve seen wildlife all over the world under mounting human pressure and it’s not just from human economy or technology – behind every threat is the frightening explosion in human numbers… All serious environmentalists know perfectly well that population growth, exploding in the 20th century, has been a key driver of every environmental problem.” Sir David Attenborough, director of The Optimum Population Trust writing in The Telegraph, April 14, 2009).
If steps are not taken to address global warming, within 30 to 40 years “most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals … A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.” – Ted Turner, billionaire founder of CNN and major UN donor on PBS’s Charlie Rose television program in 2008.
“Given the total, absolute, and final disappearance of Homo Sapiens, then, not only would the Earth’s Community of Life continue to exist but … the ending of the human epoch on Earth would most likely be greeted with a hearty ‘Good riddance!’”— Paul W. Taylor, ethics professor at City University, NYC, in Respect for Nature (Princeton Univ. Press, 1989, p. 115).
“I see no solution to our ruination of Earth except for a drastic reduction of the human population. David Foreman, ‘Earth First!’ spokesman, quoted by Gregg Easterbrook in The New Republic, April 30, 1990, p. 18. M. John Fayhee in Backpacker magazine, September 1988, p. 22 quoted Mr. Foreman as saying: “…Man is no more important than any other species … It may well take our extinction to set things straight.”
“You think Hiroshima was bad, let me tell you, mister, Hiroshima wasn’t bad enough!” – Faye Dunaway as the voice of “Mother Earth/Gaia” in the 1991 WTBS series “Voice of the Planet.”
IPCC warns the Amazon will turn into a desert: “The IPCC has concluded with 80% certainty that more than half of the Amazon rainforest could turn into savannah. Climate change tends to the desertification and salinization of areas suitable for farming. The semi-arid zone may turn into an arid one leading to the extinction of several species of flora and fauna.” – Agência Brasil, April 6, 2007.
“Mass extinctions have served as huge reset buttons that dramatically changed the diversity of species found in oceans all over the world… Some scientists have speculated that effects of humans – from hunting to climate change – are fueling another great mass extinction.”— Journalist Jeremy Hsu.
“The ‘Meatless Monday’ campaign will have the support of the [São Paulo] City’s Green Environmental Agency. The reason, according to the department, is that a large-scale carnivorous diet ‘is demonstrably unsustainable’ and brings no health benefits.”— São Paulo City Hall Proposes Meat Boycott to “save the planet” (Folha de S. Paulo, Sept. 20, 2009).
6. Population Control and Totalitarianism
“History teaches us that humanity evolves significantly only when it feels truly afraid. We must build a world police, create world food reserves and implement a global tax system. In this way we will be able to lay the foundations of a true world government faster than if driven by mere economic reasons.” Jacques Attali, French socialist and former presidential adviser (Blog Conversation avec Jacques Attali).
“A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people … We must shift our efforts from treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer… We must have population control … by compulsion if voluntary methods fail” – Paul Ehrlich, in the book The Population Bomb (Ballantine Books, 1968).
“… A Planetary Regime—sort of an international superagency for population, resources, and environment…could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable… [It] could have the power to control pollution not only in the atmosphere and oceans, but also in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes…The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade, perhaps including…all food on the international market… [It] might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits”—John Holdren, Assistant to President Obama for Science and Technology (Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment).
“We must support government coercion to enforce international protocols and speed limits on motorways if we want the global economy not to collapse and millions, billions of people to die.” – Rowan Williams, former Anglican archbishop of Canterbury.