Save the Planet, Shoot the People. Wait, What Was That?

Global warming experts make Cheech and Chong sweat.

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Please tell me this is a joke. This has to be a joke (via Bloomberg):

More than 11,000 experts from around the world are calling for a critical addition to the main strategy of dumping fossil fuels for renewable energy: there needs to be far fewer humans on the planet.

“We declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency,”

But they go one step further, into the politically fraught territory of population control. It “must be stabilized—and, ideally, gradually reduced—within a framework that ensures social integrity,” they write.


Is a case of this life imitating comedy?