Friday, September 09, 2011

We are all doomed

We are all doomed. So says Prince Charles, who warns that the human race faces extinction unless action is taken to stop the rapid decline of biodiversity on earth.

The temptation is to shrug off yet another warning from a king-in-waiting who has carved himself a controversial role with contentious comments on the environment. But Prince Charles is in good company when speaking about the demise of the human race. Stephen Hawking, the theoretical physicist, Lord Rees, the Astronomer Royal, and Professor Frank Fenner, the scientist who helped eradicate smallpox, have all warned of the imminent danger of extinction.

IMO: Even the pink FT seems to be prepared to concur. So eventually all these billionaires who have mainly seemed to have purloined everyone else's money will hopefully realise that they also will not be able to live with this matter. It will not be like a new version of the movie "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" where a few rich people and a few carefully chosen people will be able to hide away and perhaps continue to live in luxury. No, not only do these billionaires have to work out what will happen, but they will have to realise that it will happen to THEM as well.

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