[update: argh, the comic disappeared and I hotlinked to it. sorry, I didn’t save a copy, but it was two cavemen sitting around the fire talking about how they eat organic food, never smoke, don’t pollute the environment (etc) — but still they don’t live past their 30’s. “hope I die before I get old” is what it made me think, thus the headline.]
brilliant. and although it’s not the point of this cartoon, it also addresses the extremities in the environmentalist movement, who would seem to prefer dying early to possibly ingesting genetically-modified food, and would frankly prefer that large swaths of the consuming masses die off… going back to Ted Turner the other day:
“We’re too many people; that’s why we have global warming,” he said. “Too many people are using too much stuff.” [Well said, Mr. Super-Billionaire…]
Turner suggested that “on a voluntary basis, everybody in the world’s got to pledge to themselves that one or two children is it.”
did you know that the maximum sustainable world population is only 3.9 billion? me neither. “Either we do this consciously through birth control, with everybody ‘stopping at one’ until the population declines by more than two billion people, or nature will do it for us.” yikes.
“This Planet Ain’t Big Enough For The 6,500,000,000” says The Guardian.