The PJ Tatler

Sir David Attenborough: 'Humans are a Plague'

Legendary teevee man Sir David Attenborough admits that he is a maximum misanthrope.

He said the only way to save the planet from famine and species extinction is to limit human population growth.

“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now,” he told the Radio Times.

Well if the natural world is doing it anyway, what’s the problem? Isn’t that Darwin in action?

What we see here is both the incoherence and the agenda of the global warming, stop all development crowd. If humans are mere accidents of nature, then anything we do is natural. The left will push that line or a similar one when it comes to sexuality and other social issues. But when it comes to developing the world around us, then they don the moral scold cap and tell everyone how wrong and even evil we all are. Or that we’re a plague that must be controlled. We only become moral agents in their eyes when it’s convenient to use morality as a mace to beat us with.