AUSTIN — A University of Texas professor says the Earth would be better off with 90 percent of the human population dead.A very dark and gloomy future... at least for humanity.
“Every one of you who gets to survive has to bury nine,” Eric Pianka cautioned students and guests at St. Edward’s University on Friday. Pianka’s words are part of what he calls his “doomsday talk” — a 45-minute presentation outlining humanity’s ecological misdeeds and Pianka’s predictions about how nature, or perhaps humans themselves, will exterminate all but a fraction of civilization.
“This is gonna happen in your lifetime,” he told his St. Edward’s audience. “Do you wanna go there? We’ve already gone there. We waited too long.”
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
The ecology of doom
The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise discusses Eric Pianka's prediction of humanity's demise. He seems to think it will be a disease such as Ebola. Perhaps. I tend to think it will be a combination of events with climate change and peak energy at the center. Time will tell I suppose.