Man is destroying the planet.
â€œToday, life on Earth is disappearing faster than the days when dinosaurs breathed their last, but for a very different reason. . . . Us [sic] homo sapiens are turning out to be as destructive a force as any asteroid. Earth’s intricate web of ecosystems thrived for millions of years as natural paradises, until we came along, paved paradise, and put up a parking lot. Our assault on nature is killing off the very things we depend on for our own lives. . . . The stark reality is that there are simply too many of us, and we consume way too much, especially here at home. . . . It will take a massive global effort to make things right, but the solutions are not a secret: control population, recycle, reduce consumption, develop green technologies.â€
Source: â€œThe Best Notable Quotables of 2006,â€ Human Events, January 8, 2007, page 18.
Hardcopy: Copy of the Human Events article.
Where: Hosting a two-hour special, â€œCountdown to Doomsday,â€ on the Sci-Fi Channel.
When: June 14, 2006.