SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE, MAN!!
Paul R. Ehrlich made himself famous for writing a book in 1968 titled The Population Bomb. It is a book filled with dire warnings from an author hyperbolically swearing that by the years after 2000 the world would be so over populated that we’d all be dead. Stone cold dead. It’s end of the wrold stuff, man.
Here is how the first edition of Ehrlich’s screed began: “The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. At this late date nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate…”
Of course, by the year 2000 humanity has become better fed as a whole than it ever has been and all across the world people have been living longer, healthier lives.
Not only that, but in many parts of the world the “population explosion” this doofus wrung his hands over has disappeared as birth rates have plummeted.
As it happens, not a thing in his book has come true. Ehrlich’s warnings are risible.
Well, if this Chicken Little had any sense of shame over his absurd book he’d have oozed back under the rock from which he came never to raise his fool head in public again. But here he is doubling down on his failed predictions and claiming that the world is turning into Soylent Green.
Ehrlich recently said that it’s “perfectly okay to eat the bodies of your dead because we’re all so hungry” and then claimed humanity is “moving in that direction with a ridiculous speed.”
What a clown.
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