David Attenborough’s Comments On Victims Of Famine In Ethiopia Unfortunate

Sir David Attenborough is a man who generally gets a lot more attention than most especially when it comes to saying the gloomy things about the environment.

In an interview with Radio Times called for population control to avoid impending disaster. He referred to human beings as a plague on the earth.

He added:

We keep putting on programmes about famine in Ethiopia; that’s what’s happening. Too many people there. They can’t support themselves – and it’s not an inhuman thing to say. It’s the case. Until humanity manages to sort itself out and get a co-ordinated view about the planet it’s going to get worse and worse.

Now we are all for population control. This business of saying that Ethiopia has too many people and then arrogantly saying that they can’t support themselves is disgusting. The fact that he ignores the fact that these Ethiopians do not have the opportunities to help themselves more effectively than those in the West who are in essence running the world into the ground with the pollutant-fueled lifestyles makes his comments inconvenient and rabid at best.

We are pretty sure that Sir David has been accurate in a lot of things but statements like that are elitist and lend nothing of great benefit to the general conversation.

Do we think there is a problem with climate change? That is obvious. Do we think that people in places like Ethiopia are to blame? How an they when they don’t  even cars and electricity.

Perhaps they breathing up all the great Sir David’s air.