|"Humans are a plague on the Earth that need|
to be controlled by limiting population growth"
Sir David Attenborough
So, we're a plague? My guess is that what they really mean is that all of those poor people in the Third World are the plague. Perhaps they should not breed so much so that the well-off television personalities of the world can guarantee resources for THEIR progeny in the future. Not theirs. (Wouldn't surprise me if they considered conservatives to be part of the plague as well.)
What is it with these people? You see and/or hear of this kind of thing from time to time and it always makes my head spin. Here's another quote from (ahem) Sir David:
“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now,”Yeah pal, that's what nature does. Your problem is that you don't view yourself as part of that "enormous horde". You and yours are somehow special. But don't worry, you lot will fix it all up won't you?
Seems Sir David belongs to "Population Matters", which according to the Wiki-ites,
Population Matters, formerly known as the Optimum Population Trust, is a registered United Kingdom charity, think tank, and campaign group concerned with the impact of population growth on long term sustainability, quality of life and the natural environment, specifically natural resources, climate change, and biodiversity. The Optimum Population Trust was founded in 1991 by the late David Willey.At least Mr. Willey has done his bit. Note that he is the "late David Willey". Guess that frees up a slot for another Western liberal to survive. I'm guessing that members of that "enormous horde" need not apply.
File this under "people who piss me off".
I'm sure they "mean well".