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Scientists: ‘Look, One-Third Of The Human Race Has To Die For Civilization To Be Sustainable, So How Do We Want To Do This?’

Posted on January 27th, 2012 at 19:39 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

[Quote]:

Saying there’s no way around it at this point, a coalition of scientists announced Thursday that one-third of the world population must die to prevent wide-scale depletion of the planet’s resources—and that humankind needs to figure out immediately how it wants to go about killing off more than 2 billion members of its species.

Representing multiple fields of study, including ecology, agriculture, biology, and economics, the researchers told reporters that facts are facts: Humanity has far exceeded its sustainable population size, so either one in three humans can choose how they want to die themselves, or there can be some sort of government-mandated liquidation program—but either way, people have to start dying.

And soon, the scientists confirmed.

  1. You might want to mention this came from the Onion….Just sayin’…

  2. Fox News, talkin’ class warfare.

  3. @Ben: Nah, no need, you can see it’s from the Onion easily: as usual they are again ahead of their time. Remember the ‘F*** everything, we’re doing five blades’ in 2004?
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/fuck-everything-were-doing-five-blades,11056/
    Well, in 2005 the real world caught up:
    http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/14/news/fortune500/gillette/
    Call me a pessimist, but I really think the question here is not ‘is this going to happen’ but rather ‘when’…

  4. Not to mention the fact that it’s mentioned in the “[Quote]” bit.

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