Friday, June 25, 2010
Overpopulation, food shortages, climate change, and future wars over food. Are we already at the point of no return? According to 95 year old Professor Frank Fenner, we are.
"We're going to become extinct. Whatever we do now is too late." He said in an interview with The Australian.
He spells a very bleak future for humankind. As the population of human beings keeps growing from 7 billion and beyond, Fenner claims this will put a critical strain on the already vanishing global food supplies. With countries struggling to get food this will cause "food wars" he says .
Climate change is yet another problem as it could trigger global drought and essentially make the earth into no man's land -- causing even more food shortages in the near future.
Although mankind is already trying to overcome the problem of global warming, Professor Frank Fenner says it is already too late.
"Homo sapiens will become extinct, perhaps within 100 years," he said. "A lot of other animals will, too. It's an irreversible situation. I think it's too late."
I guess the only thing to do now is to grab a front seat ticket to the end of the world. Humans are in for one hellish ride! If 2012 don't get us, maybe this will?
I'll leave you with these words of wisdom by Fenner, "Mitigation would slow things down a bit, but there are too many people here already." Hm, ouch!
Maybe this guy just isn't a people person?
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