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David Attenborough - Humans are plague on Earth..."limit population growth" (video in link)

Humans are a plague on the Earth that need to be controlled by limiting population growth, according to Sir David Attenborough.

The television presenter said that humans are threatening their own existence and that of other species by using up the world’s resources.

He said the only way to save the planet from famine and species extinction is to limit human population growth.

“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.

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.

“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.”

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9815862/Humans-ar...




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Well, we'll be one old Brit lighter in a few years.

Sir Attenborough is old, he'll be stepping into the void soon enough, preserving his precious consumption for other species.

I actually don't mind such discussion, but putting other species ahead of own is dicey, more so because we're talking about individuals not a species per se. It brings up images of "hungry wildebeast X > Burmese child Samit Jones."

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you NEED a youthful demographic..

innovation ALWAYS comes from the working class.. an expanding and youthful demographic ensures ongoing innovations.. it doesn't matter how much saving you have, what you can consume as a population will always be limited to what you produce that single year. it doesn't matter how productive the year you were prior, if everybody retires the next and production drops off the charts because of too many old farts, society would immediately collapse.

people see youth as a threat because they pose electoral pressure against entitlement system, but the fact is they are the very ones supporting that system, you old fart. if you want to talk about population reduction, it actually makes more sense to talk about getting rid of the old and those no longer productive, rather than limiting birth rate. but that poses a disincentive to under-consume, if you know you will be kicked off just like that once you stop working. but the fact remains if you had to pick, kicking out the old would be most efficient, yet the fact nobody is talking about it is already showing mercy, you should accept it and shut up, whoever agrees with the idea of population reduction.

I think the Brittts have the Elderly covered:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/06/socialized_medic... coming soon to the US?

I could go on about the premature deaths of the unborn; death by war; death by famine; death by cancer...but I guess we are not yet dying off fast enough.

IMO if we don't all stick together, the elderly and the young alike, we will hang separately because there will be too few to fight off the parasitic elite that must remain and populate this planet...more efficiently, you know.

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What scum

This guy should be in a looney bin.

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Well David should be happy...

because in LESS than 50 years we will have for the first time in 9,000 years, less humans on earth than the prior year. Human population will drop some 41 million by 2050. Then for the next 50 years population will continue a long slow decline. But this is not the doing of the NWO, no, its the product - PRODUCT - of general free market prosperity and people CHOOSING freely smaller families in exchange for higher living standards and more free time.

And its too bad that David Attenborough, my hero, along with many other good evolutionary biologists and zooologists will not be around to see the free market and private property rights SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT. What they do not realize is that since 1900, zoologists and other concerned for the environment have adopted socialist collectivists land policies and its been those things that have FAILED.

Take the Florida Alligator. In the 1970s, hunted and poached, and socialized whereby NO ONE can own one, the Florida alligator was expected to be GONE by 2000. But what saved the Florida alligator? Answer: Exceptions. Exceptions saved the Florida alligator. Exceptions to OWNERSHIP. Alligator farms, specifically saved it. In fact it saved it so much, private farms PUT BACK INTO THE EVERGLADES more alligators than were poached. The privatization of wildlife is the future for wildlife, IF THERE IS TO BE ANY WILDLIFE. But lefty socialists and their foolish friends the zoologists and environmentalists do not know this.... yet.

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If we had world wide Free Markets

We would have already devoloped ways to limit resource use and expand production. I bet if we had Free Markets through out the 19th century we could have already been on Mars. We would never have to worry about such matters.

Indeed

It's mind-boggling when you consider how much capital has been consumed, destroyed, or not produced in the first place because of the actions of the State in the last century.

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