Stanford University’s Paul Ehrlich is no novice when it comes to predicting man-caused apocalyptic events. Nearly a half century ago, the biologist wrote a book assuring the world that overpopulation would lead to widespread starvation within the next few decades.
In the 1970s, his book The Population Bomb alleged, “the world will undergo famines” during which “hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death” and those who survive “will inherit a totally different world….”
Undeterred by the utter fallacy of that argument, Ehrlich is back with his take on global warming and, perhaps not surprisingly, his outlook is similarly bleak.
Appearing on an interview with HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps, the doomsayer suggested that a combination of overpopulation and climate change will result in rampant cannibalism among those humans who are able to survive.
He said people will begin wondering if it is “perfectly OK to eat the bodies of your dead because we’re all so hungry,” alleging the pendulum is “moving in that direction with ridiculous speed.”
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According to the co-author of Ehrlich’s latest book, not only will his latest predictions surely come to pass, even his obviously absurd 1968 hypothesis was somehow factual.
When Zepps brought up the fact that the starvation prophecy did not materialize, Michael Tobias defiantly asserted those “projections … were correct,” even suggesting that they were, “in some ways, underestimated.”
Ehrlich then used the forum to bash Republicans for contributing to the overpopulation problem by daring to stand for the right of children to be born. The octogenarian railed against “breeding,” which he insisted must be curtailed.
Furthermore, he found a way to criticize the mainstream media for not being radical enough in hyping the unsubstantiated claims made in doomsday climate reports like those released earlier this year by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Photo Credit: Paul R. Ehrlich (Creative Commons)
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