According to arch-misanthrope David Attenborough, humans are a plague on earth. This claim is nothing new of course and I’ve sailed on his sea of Malthusian sewage before . The fact that Telegraph Environment Correspondent, Louise Gray, is cheerleading for him is no great surprise either.
The television presenter said that humans are threatening their own existence and that of other species by using up the world’s resources.
But let’s not mention that Attenbore uses up those very same vital resources jetting himself and camera crews all over the world to make smug wildlife documentaries to prove his point. All at human virus TV licence payer expense, of course.
He said the only way to save the planet from famine and species extinction is to limit human population growth.
The planet is in famine? Really? So why is food being turned into biofuel?
There is species extinction? Hardly surprising since rainforests are being felled in order to create palm oil plantations to salve greenie guilt over people wanting to keep warm and lead productive lives.
We must limit human population? Attenbore’s wish is made real because biofuel production is leading the way.
It’s not population growth that’s the problem. It’s the growth in greenie corporatism, authoritarian stupidity and greed.
“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. 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,” he told the Radio Times.
The Radio Times? That world renown journal of scientific endeavour? Well I’m convinced.
I see that Attenbore has reset his personal doomsday clock – again. The timetable for impending population doom has been de-escalated from thirty years to fifty. As for the natural world seeing people off, it’s been doing that since people first evolved. Nature isn’t vengeful. It isn’t a thinking entity that targets a single species it dislikes. Apparently Attenbore believes it is. What a plonker!
Sir David, who is a patron of the Optimum Population Trust, has spoken out before about the “frightening explosion in human numbers” and the need for investment in sex education and other voluntary means of limiting population in developing countries.
Only in developing countries? Why pick on them? I mean, don’t they have enough population reduction to contend with, what with palm oil plantations displacing whole communities nature going postal on their malnourished brown bums? I note that Attenbore limits the educational investment to family planning. God forefend that we educate these people to a standard where they can enjoy the benefits of technology and wealth – both of which have drastically reduced the birthrate in developed countries. To be honest, the only “frightening explosion in human numbers” I’m worried about is the overabundance of people-hating cretins like Attenbore. In patriarchal China, where population control was limited to one child per family, a “voluntary” means of limiting population led to the abandonment and death of an untold number of female babies. And he endorses this?
“We keep putting on programmes about famine in Ethiopia; that’s what’s happening. Too many people there. They can’t support themselves — and it’s not an inhuman thing to say. It’s the case. Until humanity manages to sort itself out and get a coordinated view about the planet it’s going to get worse and worse.”
Don’t worry, Dave. The Ethiopian government and Somali militia are doing their best to reduce the population. Mostly the part that opposes them but I guess you have to start somewhere.
Sir David, whose landmark series are repeated from Monday on BBC2, starting with Life on Earth, has also spoken out about the change in wildlife documentaries during his lifetime.
The 86-year-old said commentary from presenters like himself are becoming less necessary as camera work is able to tell a story.
But not the whole story, eh Dave?
“I’m not sure there’s any need for a new Attenborough,” he said. “The more you go on, the less you need people standing between you and the animal and the camera waving their arms about.
That goes double for Attenbores who wave their arms about while ranting on about how many human lives should be snuffed out in order to preserve the Attenbore’s comfortable existence world resources.
“It’s much cheaper to get someone in front of a camera describing animal behaviour than actually showing you [the behaviour]. That takes a much longer time. But the kind of carefully tailored programmes in which you really work at the commentary, you really match pictures to words, is a bit out of fashion now … regarded as old hat.”
Well I can honestly say I’ve had more than enough of your carefully tailored, anti-human crap, Dave. Time to give it a rest, methinks.