off the earth: David Attenborough - Humans are plague on Earth
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.Standard environmental cant from a rich celebrity. It's pretty damned easy to recommend everyone else take strong measures to reduce their lifestyle to make life more pleasant when you're old, rich, and not about to change your own living and traveling habits, which use up an "unfair" share of the earth's resources.
“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.
Do us all the favor and leave; and take Leonardo DiCaprio with you.