December 16, 2009

Quote of the Day

Parson Malthus was invoked on this blog many times yesterday. Wikipedia says he died in 1834, I say he lives:

Dennis Meadows, one of the authors of the Malthusian 1972 classic "The Limits to Growth," also served up some climate honesty in a recent interview with Der Spiegel. "I lived long enough in a country like Afghanistan to know that I don't want us to have to live like that in the future. But we have to learn to live a life that allows for fulfillment and development, with the CO2 emissions of Afghanistan." Mr. Meadows's chilling corollary: "If you want everyone to have the full potential of mobility, adequate food and self-development, then . . . one or two billion" people is about all the population the planet can sustain. -- WSJ Ed Page

Philosophy Posted by John Kranz at December 16, 2009 11:31 AM

Is Meadows volunteering to take the lead, then, in shuffling off the mortal coil and stepping into the great beyond for the sake of humanity? Now THAT would be altruistic. In spades.

For the sake of efficiency, we could, I dunno, merge Obamacare and the climate change policies - that way, we could conveniently send letters to 85% of the planet's population and instruct them to report to the death panels.

Posted by: Keith at December 16, 2009 11:42 AM

"Kool-Aid! Get yer free Kool-Aid here! Jim Jones says the water's fine!"

Posted by: johngalt at December 16, 2009 3:10 PM | What do you think? [2]