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Category: Population

Population control

“We need to radically and intelligently reduce human population to fewer than one billion. We need to eliminate nationalism and tribalism and become Earthlings. And as Earthlings, we need to recognize that all the other species that live on this planet are also fellow citizens and also Earthlings. This is a planet of incredible diversity of life-forms; it is not a planet of one species as many of us believe.”

- Paul Watson

Population, Animals

“It seems disingenous for the intellectual elite of the first world to dwell on the subject of too many babies being born in the second and third world nations while virtually ignoring the over-population of cattle and the realities of a food chain that robs the poor of sustenance to feed the rich a steady diet of grain-fed meat.”

- Jeremy Rifkin , 1992

Population control

“We need compulsory birth regulation.. (through) the addition of temporary sterilants to water supplies or staple food. Doses of the antidote would be carefully rationed by the government to produce the desired family size.”

- Paul Ehrlich

Man’s actions = fish extinction

“If we continue at the present rate, virtually all the species of fish in the ocean will be extinct in the next 50 years.”

- Al Gore

Millions will starve in the 1970’s

“In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines – hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death.”

- Paul Ehrlich , 1968.

We must limit the population.

“We must have population control at home, hopefully through a system of incentives and penalties, but by compulsion if voluntary methods fail.”

- Paul Ehrlich , 1968.

Cannibalism can solve the population “problem”.

“Cannibalism is a radical but realistic solution to the problem of overpopulation.”

- Prince Philip

Eradicate 98 percent of humankind.

“[M]y three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness with its full complement of species returning throughout the world.”

- David Foreman

Reduce the world’s population by 93%.

“Right now, there are just way too many people on the planet. We need to cut the world’s population from the current five billion to no more than 250 million to 350 million.”

- Ted Turner

Five percent of the present population would be ideal.

“A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95 percent decline from present levels, would be ideal.”

- Ted Turner