Eco-Extremist Wants the World Population Reduced to Less Than 1 Billion

Mankind is “acting like a virus,” according to Paul Watson, the founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which fights to save the whales. Apparently, Watson doesn't think that policy should extend to humans.“We are killing our host the planet Earth,”  said Watson who called for reducing the world’s population to less than 1 billion people. That’s gonna be tough considering the census estimates the current world population to be more than 6.5 billion.Still, the eco-extremist wrote in a May 4 editorial that he is not sorry for calling human beings the “AIDS of the Earth,” and called for dramatic lifestyle changes:

“No human community should be larger than 20,000 people and separated from other communities by wilderness areas.” It’s pretty obvious that would eliminate New York, London, Paris and Moscow, but it would also rule out Moose Jaw, Timbuktu and Annapolis, Md.

“Sea transportation should be by sail … Air transportation should be by solar powered blimps when air transportation is necessary.”"We need vast areas of the planet where humans do not live at all and where other species are free to evolve without human interference."

Essentially, Watson's rant called for a return to primitive lifestyles, saying that if the Mennonites can "survive without cars" "so can the rest of us."

Julia A. Seymour
Julia A. Seymour
Julia A. Seymour is the Assistant Managing Editor for the MRC's Business and Media Institute.