Here’s something to perk you up this morning. According to Ted Turner, 30 to 40 years from now most of humanity will be dead because the planet will be eight degrees hotter causing a near total crop failure. The survivors will be living in a failed state such as Sudan or Somalia and will have to draw sticks I suppose to see who gets to be dinner.
If steps aren’t taken to stem global warming, “We’ll be eight degrees hotter in 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow,” Turner said during a wide-ranging, hour-long interview with PBS’s Charlie Rose that aired Tuesday.
“Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals,” said Turner, 69. “Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state — like Somalia or Sudan — and living conditions will be intolerable.”
If that isn’t enough to tick people off (ask yourself this: when’s the last time you heard a white man talk about cannibalism becoming a part of survival for white people), his comments on the Iraqi resistance are sure to. In the same interview he stated that the Iraqi resistance members are ‘patriots’ who don’t like us because we invaded their country. He went on to say that we (American civilians) if they’d taken over Washington, DC.
I think that they’re patriots and that they don’t like us because we’ve invaded their country and occupied it. I think if the Iraqis were in Washington, D.C., we’d be doing the same thing: we’d be bombing them too. Nobody wants to be invaded.
I have to say I agree with that statement. I don’t know how it was in Iraq before our invasion, but America is stuffed to the gills with patriots/nationalists and I have no doubt that any invasive force would find out that there were far worse things than dying.