If global warming alarmists want an example of why the general public is rather indifferent to their great cause, they should look in the mirror. An eminent scientist–good grief, he eliminated smallpox–claims overpopulation and global warming are going to make us extinct. From the Phys.Org story:
Eminent Australian scientist Professor Frank Fenner, who helped to wipe out smallpox, predicts humans will probably be extinct within 100 years, because of overpopulation, environmental destruction and climate change
Fenner, who is emeritus professor of microbiology at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, said homo sapiens will not be able to survive the population explosion and “unbridled consumption,” and will become extinct, perhaps within a century, along with many other species. United Nations official figures from last year estimate the human population is 6.8 billion, and is predicted to pass seven billion next year.
He said he believes the situation is irreversible, and it is too late because the effects we have had on Earth since industrialization (a period now known to scientists unofficially as the Anthropocene) rivals any effects of ice ages or comet impacts.
Now why did he have to go and save so many lives who would have otherwise died from smallpox? If only he’d only known that progress = doom!
Well, that’s it, then: Eat, drink, be merry, and burn carbon for tomorrow we die.