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Attenborough on Humans as Plague – Today’s Quote

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We are a plague on the Earth…  Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now

Sir David Attenborough via Humans are plague on Earth – Telegraph

Andrew’s Note:  While I understand population concerns… as soon as someone begins calling humans a ‘plague’ I worry what remedies that person or those inspired by him/her will seek.

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2 Responses to “Attenborough on Humans as Plague – Today’s Quote”

  1. Brandon says:

    Attenborough only shows his ignorance of the facts when he makes statement like this. You can go the the CIA World Factbook website (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/) and see population graphs of every county in the word. Nearly every developed county is in decline or has gone flat. Population decline is so bad in Russia they the Russian government has resorted to giving major financial incentives to those who will have a child, though even that isn’t working very well.
    (http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2006/05/children_for_sale.html)

    If you look at the CIA World Factbook’s population graphs you will note the the highest birth rates are in Third World (primarily Muslim dominated) counties. Of course, most of the countries have rather low life-expextancy rates (the charts have a huge drop after the 30-40 category) so even they aren’t “exploding” in population.

    Just my 2 cents. :)

    • admin says:

      It’s helpful to track world for lots of reasons…not the least of which is knowing the importance of prepping and informing investment choices.

      Western nations have economies largely based on rapidly increasing populations supporting those a generation ahead which is one of the reasons the U.S. unofficially tolerates so much illegal immigration. Give a few minutes of thought to the long term consequences of China’s one (mostly male) child policy as well.

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