Filmmaker And Naturalist Sir David Attenborough Says: Humans Are A ‘Plague On Earth’…

Filmmaker And Naturalist Sir David Attenborough Says: Humans Are A 'Plague On Earth'...


Famed naturalist and nature television presenter Sir David Attenborough has publicly announced what many conversationists have been thinking for a long time: humanity is a plague on Earth.

With the recent release of documentaries on climate change, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘The Flood’, we are learning increasing amounts about how our human impact is having a catastrophic impact of our planet which survived just fine for … years without us.

Attenborough told The Telegraph that dramatically increasing human populations are also a crucial reason for our negative impact on the world’s natural resources which we rely on to survive, together with climate change.



He suggests: “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,”.

Together with Attenborough, other naturalists have warned of similar probabilities if the human population carries on at the rate that it currently is, with an analysis in 2011 on species loss even suggested that human are starting to cause a mass extinction which can even be compared to the one that killed the dinosaurs.

Although this sounds heavily dramatic and a bit scary, Paul Ehrlich, the president of the Centre for Conservation Biology at Stanford University has claimed that we can all take small measures to decrease our impact, including “Government propaganda, taxes, giving every sexually active human being access to modern contraception and backup abortion, and, especially, giving women absolutely equal rights and opportunities with men might very well get the global population shrinkage required if a collapse is to be avoided”.

According to a study detailed in the October 2012 issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, it has been found that by providing free, reliable birth control to women, we could in fact prevent between 41%-71% of abortions in the United States.

Jerry Karnas, the population campaign director for the Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson, Ariz, agreed by saying that we need a real emphasis on women’s empowerment together with free access to birth control, meaning that thought out family planning can be easily conducted.

Attenborough is in fact a patron of the Optimum Population Trust that advocates voluntary population limitation, and believes that limiting and managing our population growth could have less of a negative impact on our already diminishing planet.

Birth control is quite controversial, but there are many other ways to reduce our environmental impact, for example, reducing consumption and food waste, around 40% of food in the United States is never eaten (via TruthTheory)…

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Tell us something we don’t know! Attenborough also said that the Human population should be drastically reduced, but I notice he’s still here and breathing, obviously he meant other people should die, and not himself, typical.

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    Here is something you may know or care about but If mankind stays on the same path, he will overpopulate himself, use up and/or destroy the enitre planet for everyone including YOUR GRANDCHILDREN. Maybe at some time population control will not be so scary to contemplate if we realize we are all going to die anyway someday. Of course homosapien as a species is far to arrogant and ignorant to care about his own future. You just proved it. Maybe a diferent one will have better luck.

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    Devin Culley , control of Human population is fine by me, however Attenborough was trying to promote an active cull of Humans already alive and going about their business. Control Birth rates by all means, and I agree it will have to be tackled at some point, but I cannot and will not support a mass cull of people across the world. Oh, and just for your information, My Grandchildren are my STEP Grand children, I actively chose not to have children when I was a young man.

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    Dope. He meant curb the population explosion. Not commit suicide. What do you people use for brains?

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    Those who push for population control ( be honest, you mean 3rd world people) are simply racists hiding behind some eco-concern Bullshit.

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    Third world people ARE the ones out of balance with their environment. Aided and abetted over the years of course by our well meaning but clueless do gooders. White European folk are now less than 9% of world’s population, many women not even having children. Third world population control should be paramount.

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    Patricia Palermo , If you bothered to actually read what he said, you’d find that he said the population needed to be halved IMMEDIATELY, and was suggesting all sorts of ways that might be achieved especially by targeting the “older population”. He then went on with ideas about birth control.

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    Just meat-eaters need to be culled.
    The planet can sustain 16 billion vegetarians no problem.

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    Mankind is a Dawinian species first and foremost (unconscious protector/providers almost all the time).
    Thats why humanity is essentially doomed to fail.

    If we can adopt an economic and social system that takes care of peoples breeding requirements (nest, food, health, education, job to pay for it), the side of us that is ‘physically’ aggressive/ protective (unconscious), then and only then will the thinking conscious human being emerge, and we will have a great future as a species.
    Its not rocket science.

    War&House/Amazon/Paul McGrail

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    John Oakley can you please point to where in the article he is, in your words, promoting “an active cull of Humans already alive and going about their business”. I do hope he sues you for libel just to teach you a lesson.

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him and all his elitist friends are the freekin plague morelike

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    I’m sure he thinks that there is to many of the wrong type of people. The common ones. The prick rides on the back of real scientists and takes all the credit. BBC through and through.

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    I bet his queen,the german one, who ‘rules’ my island, will give him more glory soon, especially as their agenda to wipe us out is climaxing

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strongly agree that humanity is a plague

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Couldn’t agree more.

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Time to be the opposite then I c it happening

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We are passed the tipping point of what this planet can bear. Our population will be reduced to almost nothing soon enough. Maybe even wiped out entirely. The earth knows how to heal itself after we are gone so I’m not worried.

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    I’m not worried because God is in control of His creation, and nothing can happen that He does not know about, or allow. God knows what He is doing, and He is the One Who will renew the Earth.

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    I’m glad you found a reason not to worry as well 🙂

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Whatever. Get a life .

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Yep! Unfortunately that’s what we’ve become. If we had only learned from the indigenous people!

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Do you mean conservationists?

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Just wait till Trump’s government craps all over the country and Planet

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Says the elitist who refuses to “off” himself to better the earth. Correct?

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Yep,I came up with a brilliant way of saving the earth and de populating human beings,but no ones listening……use human fat for an energy source,we did do it almost every living thing on earth why not ourselves for once!

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Yes I agree & we destroy everything in our way!

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I say, after you

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We will kill ourselves, nobworries

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Humans as a species is not a plague.
Greed is the plague. Money, mass manufacturing, over consumion and slavery are symptoms.

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And as usual he is correct.

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In the movie , parade’s. The End Benidict Cumberbach charactor regrets the greed of man in the industrial world.
For all of our progress in technology we have not become better people

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He must be an atheist.

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human is the fiercest beasts in the planet earth…

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And its all Adams fault, apparently ?

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If you were able to examine Earth from space, this is the conclusion you would come to. One species, which is also severely damaging it’s own, only world. He has seen a lot more of this planet than most and he is right.

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THERE WOULD BE A SOLUTION TO SAVE OUR PLANET, IF THE LEADERS OF THIS PLANET BELIEVED IN PEACE RATHER THAN WAR:- STOP SPENDING EVERY PENNY IN “BULETS”, YATCHS, MANSIONS P’te PLANES Etc:: THEN GET RID OF THE GREEDY PHARMACEUTICALS OF THIS WORLD, THE MONSANTOS AND SUCH A LIKE, AND FINALLY, NAME AND SHAME THE SWISSTZERLANDS OF THIS GREEDY WORLD, WHERE THIS IS MONEY THAT WILL NEVER BE USED BY NO ONE:—ZZZZIIIILLLLIIIIOOONNNSSS ($$$)ARE IN THEM PLACES THAT COULD FEED EVERY ONE CONFORTABLY:–INSTEAD MAN IS DETERMINED TO GO ELSEWHERE, WITH PICK AND SHOVEL AND DESTROY IT AS WELL (MARS)–BOY AM I HAPPY THAT ONE OF THESE DAYS I AM DEAD…YYYUUUKK HUMAN RACE, TO WHOM IT APPLIES:—!…

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Like many he’s an evolutionary atheist without vision or hope. Sad

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he should know, he worked for the BBC the broadcasters who “Knowingly” allowed predatory sexual deviants to remain within their corporation and tried to cover the facts up to save face; Were you not in charge of BBC 2 whilst the Saville creature was abusing young children Sir David?

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I had that thought 35 years ago, and did something about it.
Love David Attenborough, but it’s too late.

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We are parasitic to this planet! ????

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It makes me ashamed to be human with the destruction we have caused. We need to look around us and see the natural beauty of our planet, sooner than later there will be nothing left. ????????

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everyone else is

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Mankind is a Dawinian species first and foremost (unconscious protector/providers almost all the time).
Thats why humanity is very likely to fail.

If we can adopt an economic and social system that takes care of peoples breeding requirements (nest, food, health, education, job to pay for it), the side of us that is ‘physically’ aggressive/protective and almost totally unconscious, then and only then will the thinking conscious human being emerge, and we will have a great future as a species.
Its not rocket science.

War&House/Amazon/Paul McGrail

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ive said this for years.

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Humans are the only way life on planet earth will survive. We are in charge of the survival. The earth had gone through stages once being a fireball, another time it was ice ball earth, then there was the cambrian extinction. I mean lets be honest we need to get off this planet and populate the entire solar system with life.

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Just another snobby eugenicist.

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Maybe he could cease consuming resources.

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A virus to the planet. Like herpes

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And He is right, no doubt about it.

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