Thursday, February 21, 2013

David Attenborough condemns humanity as “a plague on the Earth”

Sir David Attenborough
Human beings are “a plague on the Earth”, Sir David Attenborough recently told Britain's Radio Times.

Known for his nature documentaries and environmental activism, the 86 year old naturalist believes that human beings need to voluntarily die off in order to protect the environment. If they do not, he predicted then nature herself will assume the role of executioner.

“It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde” he said. “Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us”.

This isn’t the first time Attenborough has assumed the role of doomsday prophet. In 2002 he commented that “Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps it’s time we control the population to allow the survival of the environment.”


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