Monday, April 7, 2008

Well, according to Ted Turner, we've got too many people on this planet.

He makes a couple statements that aren't ludicrous necessarily because they're wrong, but because we have no clue what's going to happen in the future.

Here's a few of his statements:

--"We'll be eight degrees hotter in 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow."
Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals."
"Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state — like Somalia or Sudan — and living conditions will be intolerable."
"We're too many people; that's why we have global warming."

Hey then says how everyone in the world must pledge to only have one or two kids.

Six billion people is a big number. But I do not believe that we are overpopulated.

I suppose I'm shooting myself in the foot by saying this, but the fact is that we don't have enough food for six billion people. But I think we can. And call me optimistic, but part of me insists that with each child born is a potential scientist/humanitarian/whatever that will help us come up with better technology and means of getting food to everyone.

What do you think?