75 Years After Hitler, Another Naturalist Touts a Final Solution

David Attenborough warns that humans have ‘overrun the world’.

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47 Responses to 75 Years After Hitler, Another Naturalist Touts a Final Solution

  1. Lee

    Hardly surprising; he is longstanding Malthusian.

    Funny how those who whine about the earth’s population never offer to pop themselves.

  2. Dave in Marybrook

    Know a bloke that reckons he saved Sir David’s life a few years ago.
    Attenborough had tanked, mentally, after the death of his wife. Felt remorse about having spent so much of his life swanning around the world, where in her declining years she’d had the garden get away from her and ultimately faded away and died early, alone and lonely.
    So me mooched and stared out of the window at the wild garden of the family home he’d hardly been in, losing weight and fading away a bit himself. When he noticed a tap dripping after a few months, he searched his memory for a plumber, and rang my mate- six foot two, solid, bald, a bit squinty, not a plumber but professor of Environmental History at Nottingham Uni. This bloke sorted him out a bit, realised Sir David needed some stimulation, put some new manuscripts into his hand, eventually got him to thinking about taking a few radio slots, and so on to TV interviews, memoirs and lecture tours.
    Threw my lovely doctor wife and his own ex-wife (they’re schoolmates) some tickets for his tour a few years ago, fielding Dorothys from Ray Martin in Perth. Both of them were appalled by how railroaded his doomy dirge was, and noticed a shrill shouty temper bubbling up.
    We shouldn’t forget that his whole production career was taxpayer-funded. Life On Earth was great- I’ve got the book, and love to pull it out to some bookmarks and read the kids snippets on environment, evolution, adaptation and the constantly changing earth. Especially when I’m making a subtle point to the lovely wife.
    It’s quite instructive to see how he’s blowing off his own legacy for the chance to tell the lumpenproletariat what their marching orders should be.

  3. Turtle

    Sir David added: ‘Our planet is headed for disaster. We need to learn how to work with nature rather than against it and I’m going to tell you how.’

    By chopping birds to pieces with wind turbines.

  4. Judge Dredd

    Isn’t that what all progressives naturally desire.
    Because they see the world through the broken lens of themselves they think everyone else is bad and the world needs to be cleansed.
    This is one of the most wicked thoughts these people push.
    Instead, go forth and multiply. Look at how wonderful people can be and how creating a loving family is the best thing you can do to have a wonderful life.

  5. Leo G

    DA is still a competent observer of the diversity of life on the planet, so the autobioflik it may present a valueable perspective- at least to the extent of his contribution as opposed to other scriptwriters, editors, and producers.
    I doubt the program will address the failure of governments adequately to facilitate demographic transition in developing countries so that their gains in productivity rapidly outpaced population growth.
    Governments cynically expected that maintaining poor economic conditions, poor health conditions, and civil unrest in those countries would work as “positive” population checks (in the Malthusian sense), while elites in the developed world concentrated benefits from productivity growth in their own class.
    But populations in undeveloped and developing countries still gained sufficient benefits to defeat those anticipated population checks.
    “Positive” action on climate change is the elite’s Malthusian response.

  6. Bruce

    In his own words:

    “There is not one problem that hasn’t been exacerbated by more people and improved by less.”

    Like its bedfellows, Socialism and Islam, Ecofascism is a DEATH CULT.

  7. jupes

    The feature-length documentary, titled David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, looks back on the defining moments of his life and the environmental devastation that has taken place during that time.

    What bollocks. The environment was much worse when he was born. Certainly in the west. Air pollution from fires, water pollution from factories and sewage, not to mention more horse manure and piss in the streets.

    Fossil fuels for electricity and transport have done more to clean up the environment than anything on earth, probably ever.

  8. jupes

    “There is not one problem that hasn’t been exacerbated by more people and improved by less.”

    Again what utter bollocks.

    Would you rather live in a tribal society or a nation state?

  9. Kae

    I can’t wait for this misguided old man to pop his clogs.

  10. Michael Ridd

    I’d argue that on the matter of human numbers being the major environmental problem in the world, Attenborough is absolutely correct. I can think of few environmental risks that are not the product of a per capita effect and the numbers of people. Therefore pretty well all environmental risks can be controlled by working on one or both of these factors, and I’d suggest that for most environmental risks working on both is the prudent way to go.

    Expressing concerns about human numbers is not the same as arguing for invoulntary euthenasia as some of the comments above state or imply. Rather it is using some elementary arithmetic to suggest that dropping fertility rates to levels at or below replacement levels is a necessary but not sufficient requirement to achieve environmental sustainability – something I’d assume all true conservatives believe in.

  11. You’d think a naturalist would know that insects are 10 times the biomass of humans.
    Have they “overrun the world”?

  12. A reader

    I misread that headline as saying naturist and was nearly sick

  13. John A

    David Attenborough warns that humans have ‘overrun the world’.

    Well?

    In Biblical scholarship that’s called “The Creation Mandate” from the account of creation in Genesis:
    Gen 1:27-28
    God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

  14. Fat Tony

    “Over-run the world” – makes it seem like a great teeming mass of humans all over the globe.

    If you stood the whole population of the world, packed in shoulder-to-shoulder, you’d probably fit them in a 40 km or so diameter circle.

    The best way to solve the population “problem” is to get the whole world to a high living standard – most western countries now have a below-replacement population growth rate.

  15. Caveman

    Is this the dude that sent all the Walrus’ off the cliff with a drone. Have to agree with previous poster , why cant we ask him to top himself, for the good of mankind.

  16. Caveman

    Sorry, Lifeline 131114

  17. H B Bear

    Attenborough is a crank. He should be down the park shouting at pigeons with the rest of them. Only the BBC would give him a platform.

  18. egg_

    Heard of Logan’s Run, Attentard?

    Start running…

  19. egg_

    Is this the dude that sent all the Walrus’ off the cliff with a drone.

    All for dramatic effect, ‘course!

  20. egg_

    If you stood the whole population of the world, packed in shoulder-to-shoulder, you’d probably fit them in a 40 km or so diameter circle.

    IIRC insects outweigh mammals per acre.

  21. egg_

    climate blogger Paul Homewood thinks the film crew itself may have contributed to the tragedy by being far too close, flying drones over the colony and thus scaring the walruses to death

  22. Roger

    Is this the dude that sent all the Walrus’ off the cliff with a drone.

    All for dramatic effect, ‘course!

    What a self-important, hypocritical bastard.

  23. I can’t think of a single private citizen in the world who would have a larger lifetime carbon footprint than David Attenborough. He has been swanning about from one end of the Earth to the other for more than 50 years.

  24. Squirrel

    Often, when Australian “progressives” are scolding and nagging and trashing their country’s environmental reputation, I reflect on the fact that in days gone by, the virtue-signallers at least had the courage to talk about population growth as an environmental issue.

    Obviously that can’t happen now, because it would be frightfully racist and (as it relations to immigration to Straya) xenophobic and would seriously displease the Third World phallocracies which make up significant voting blocs in international organisations.

  25. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Bluddee hell – I’d forgotten about all the poor li’l walruses sent to their deaths by that silly ol’ fart and ‘is hangers on.

    greenfilth – if they suddenly turn up in your neighborehood, get out, quickly …

  26. Roger

    Obviously that can’t happen now, because it would be frightfully racist…

    I get your point, but really, why would a discussion about the carrying capacity of the driest continent on earth be racist?

    It’s a discussion we have to have and it needn’t be framed in racist terms.

    The Indian immigrant doctor is surely just as concerned about what a sustainable population is – across a number of indices, social and environmental – as the native born tradesman.

  27. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    in days gone by, the virtue-signallers at least had the courage to talk about population growth as an environmental issue

    Not in any Australia I’ve lived in. Never been raised, even “accidentally”.

    Of course, we’ve all been made aware of the subsequent wonderful results in hellholes such as Inja and iChina, where the population growth restriction policies have all worked out so wonderfully – and which those stupid sexist z-grade imbeciles are rapidly introducing into the braindead first world countries the former have been allowed to pollute en masse.

    But, yeah, you won’t hear fat stupid cellulite laden feminayzees (BIRM) emoting about that inconvenient factlet.

  28. herodotus

    Get the old guy to debate Patrick O’Brien formerly of Greenpeace. That will sort him out – and many in the audience, which should be world-wide.

  29. herodotus

    Whoops! Patrick Moore that is.

  30. Roger

    Not in any Australia I’ve lived in. Never been raised, even “accidentally”.

    How old are you, Spurgeon? (serious question).

    Dick Smith (yes, I know, not everyone’s cup of tea, but credit where credit is due) has been going on about it for decades.

    Even the Greens (makes a sign of the cross while typing) still have unsustainable population growth and resultant damage to the environmental heritage on their policy agenda.

  31. Boambee John

    in days gone by, the virtue-signallers at least had the courage to talk about population growth as an environmental issue

    Some groups from the 1970s/1980s.

    Australians Against Further Immigration.

    Australians for an Ecologically Sustainable Population.

    Zero Population Growth.

    These groups were all part of the Green movement before the communists took over, and have now essentially been “disappeared” by the watermelons.

  32. Knuckle Dragger

    The various punters who believe that people could really do with a bit of culling are wasting their time telling Western countries what to do. Nowhere in the Western world is overpopulated (yet – Europe).

    So what those people can do is piss off and tell the Chinese, Indians and Africans that no more kids is the go.

    Then, and only then can they spruik their bullshit here.

  33. Lazlo

    There is an excellent piece by Aynsley Kellow over at Quadrant Online about Apocalypsism. Some things never change.

    What have the Romans ever done for us?

  34. Fin

    “Because they see the world through the broken lens of themselves they think everyone else is bad and the world needs to be cleansed”. (Judge Dredd)

    And isn’t that the truth. Because he’ll (Rabbitborough) be soon checking out, no one else need think they’ll be safe and happy. Oh no, the reaper is fixing you up as well.

    Rabbitborough has got away with a lot; anyone ever heard him debate or be questioned about his AGW claptrap? Never.

  35. JohnJJJ

    bradd
    I can’t think of a single private citizen in the world who would have a larger lifetime carbon footprint than David Attenborough. He has been swanning about from one end of the Earth to the other for more than 50 years

    Yes, very common to ethically forbid actions and thoughts once you can no longer do them. The burqa is a good example. It is actually enforced by the old women in those societies.

  36. Nob

    South Sudan – carbon footprint per capita: 0.37 Tons

    Australia – carbon footprint per capita: 17.10Tons

    https://www.worldometers.info/co2-emissions/

    A South Sudanese who emigrates to Australia increases their carbon footprint by 4650%.

    Stop African immigration now! and save The Planet (wankwankwank).

  37. struth

    Whites aren’t breeding enough to replace ourselves so is David suggesting he has a problem with those that are, like moooosssies and all those darkies?
    Out with it David.
    What should be done?

  38. struth

    I’m an Australian who drinks beer and likes baked beans.
    What’s my carbon footprint?

  39. Nob

    I’d be more worried about your hydrogen sulphide arse emissions.

  40. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Roger – I was referring to the fact that the unipardee has never allowed any kind of “debate” on population growth – largely driven in this country by the insane levels of third world immigration evident over the last 40 or so years. Consequently, voters have again been effectively disenfranchised on this extremely divisive and destructive “policy” issue. Anyone even mentioning it has been vilified as a fringe crank – see the reaction to Hanson’s comments about Asian immigration, for example.

    As for fringe cranks, Dickhead Smith is one par excellence.

  41. Godwin in the headline, at least that’s efficient.

  42. Tim Neilson

    Even the Greens (makes a sign of the cross while typing) still have unsustainable population growth and resultant damage to the environmental heritage on their policy agenda.

    Plus open borders lunacy as a policy.

    No contradiction of outcomes there.

    You KNOW it makes sense!

  43. Gowest

    I assume that means no donation for human bushfire victims …. seems like a David Scrooge excuse to me

  44. Bruce

    Fin:

    Love the “Goodies” reference!

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