This is what many prominent left-kook environazis think about you…
“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” -Maurice Strong, Head of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro
“Given the total, absolute, and final disappearance of Homo Sapiens, then , not only would the Earth’s Community of Life continue to exist, but… the ending of the human epoch on Earth would most likely be greeted with a hearty ‘Good riddance!’” – Paul Taylor from his book “Respect for Nature”
“To create an ecologically sound, sustainable economy will require sweeping changes in the major systems of production– agriculture, industry, energy, and transportation. This will cost us perhaps $100 billion annually for the next ten years or more.” – Barry Commoner, from “Fighting Toxics”
“Childbearing [should be] a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license…. All potential parents [should be] required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.” – David Bower of “Friends of the Earth”
“The right to have children should be a marketable commodity, bought and traded by individuals but absolutely limited by the state.” – Kenneth Boulding, originator of the “Spaceship Earth”.
“The cleavage in the modern world between mind and body, man and nature, has created a new kind of addiction: I believe that our civilization is, in effect, addicted to the consumption of the earth itself.” – V.P. Al Gore (from “Earth in the Balance” p. 220)
“To secure our environmental legacy for future generations, we must find ways to reconcile humanity more satisfactorily with the natural system upon which all human life and civilization depend. We must recognize that the natural systems of which we are a part have an intrinsic worth transcending narrow utilitarian values.” – William Reilly, Former administrator of the E.P.A.
“We’ve poisoned the air, the water, and the land. In our passion to control nature, things have gone out of control. Progress from now on has to mean something different. We’re running out of resources and we’re running out of time.” – Robert Redford, actor. Sits on the boards of Friends of the Earth USA, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. The above quote appears in “Save the Earth”
“We’ve already had too much economic growth in the United States. Economic growth in rich countries like ours is the disease, not the cure.” – Paul Ehrlich, Stamford University. Author of “Population Bomb”
“If radical environmentalists were to invent a disease to bring human populations back to sanity, it would probably be something like AIDS. It [AIDS] has the potential to end industrialism, which is the main force behind the environmental crises.” – From the Earth First! newsletter.
“The extinction of the human species may not only be inevitable, but a good thing….. This is not to say that the rise of human civilization is insignificant, but there is no way of showing that it will be much help to the world in the long run.” -The Economist (editorialized from the respected London weekly)
“I got the impression that instead of going out to shoot birds, I should go out and shoot the kids who shoot birds.” – Paul Watson, founder of Greenpeace.
“We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.” – Stephen Schneider (proponent of global warming and ozone depletion theories)
” Human happiness, and certainly human fecundity, are not as important as a wild and healthy planet. I know social scientists who remind me that people are part of nature, but it isn’t true. Somewhere along the line — at about a billion years ago, maybe half that — we quit the contract and became a cancer. We have become a plague upon ourselves and upon the Earth.” – David M. Graber, biologist with the National Park Service
“We must at least outline the most critical steps necessary to limit affluence (or at least those aspects of affluence that depend on material consumption) and to reduce the environmental impacts of the technologies that provide the goods consumed.” – Paul Ehrlich, from “The Population Explosion”
“In looking at human history, we can see that we have lost more in our rise to civilization than we have gained. We can see that life in a hunter-gatherer society was on the whole healthier, happier, and more secure than our lives today as peasants, industrial workers, or business executives.” – Dave Foreman, (Earth First! co-founder and board of directors of the Sierra Club) from “Confessions of an Eco-Warrior”
“We have been too reasonable, too calm, too understanding. It’s time to get angry, to cry, to let rage flow at what the HUMAN CANCER is doing to Earth, to be uncompromising.” – Dave Foreman, from “Confessions of an Eco-Warrior”
Hat tip to my friend Tim Bradford for the original compilation of this list!
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