LET’S ALL THINK ABOUT OVERPOPULATION
CHARLES DARWIN (HIS THINKING IS AT THE FOUNDATION OF SO MANY OF OUR SCIENTIFIC THEORIES TODAY): “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, will no doubt be exterminated. The break will then be rendered wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized state as we may hope, than the Caucasian and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as at present between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.”
BILL GATES: “The problem is that the population is growing the fastest where people are less able to deal with it. So it’s in the very poorest places that you’re going to have a tripling in population by 2050. (…) And we’ve got to make sure that we help out with the tools now so that they don’t have an impossible situation later.”
DAVID FOREMAN, the co-founder of Earth First: “We humans have become a disease, the Humanpox.”
CNN FOUNDER TED TURNER: “A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST ROGER MARTIN: “On a finite planet, the optimum population providing the best quality of life for all, is clearly much smaller than the maximum, permitting bare survival. The more we are, the less for each; fewer people mean better lives.”
PLANNED PARENTHOOD FOUNDER MARGARET SANGERONE: “The most merciful thing that the large family does to of its infant members is to kill it.”
DAVID BROWER, THE FIRST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SIERRA CLUB: “Childbearing [should be] a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license … All potential parents [should be] required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.”
PRINCE PHILLIP, HUSBAND OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE WORLD WILDLIFE FUND: “In the event Prince Phillip that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.”
PENTTI LINKOLA, FINNISH ENVIRONMENTALIST: “If there were a button I could press, I would sacrifice myself without hesitating if it meant millions of people would die.”
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV: “We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.”
HOW TO USE THE SYNONYMS TO “SHINE” CONCISELY
- Glisten- give out a bright light
- Glister-give out a bright light in diffusion
- Glimmer- shine faintly with a wavering light
- Gleam- shine brightly, especially with reflected light
- Glint- give out or reflect small flashes of light
- Glitter- shine with a bright, shimmering reflected light
- Coruscate- shine in a bright but brief, sudden, and hidden way
- Fulgurate- flash like lightning
- Scintillate- emit flashes of light
- Twinkle- shine with a gleam that varies repeatedly between bright and faint
- Sparkle- shine brightly with flashes of light
- Spangle- cover with small sparkling objects or lights
- Shimmer- shine with a soft tremulous light
- Since yesterday until now the toy ring has been catching the light, glistering
- Since the day when her cheeks glistened with tears, he was becoming extremely silent.
- Until now, when the lights are twinkling in the distance, the trekkers are taking hope for survival.
- Until the recent instant, when her earrings sparkled, he had turned around to take a glimpse.
- Until 2019, when this picture of trees and grass glittering with dew was exhibited, no one had known who he was.
- Until tomorrow, when the sea will shimmer in the sunlight, the latest photo will be taken for sure.
- It was until yesterday meeting, when light gleamed on the china cats that it had been just purchased by him.
- Not until now, when her glasses are glinting in the firelight that they have been able to be longer used inside the room.
- For the first time the light has been coruscated from the walls in this season.
- For a time the sleek boat has seemed to scintillate with a dark blue light
- For the first time, when the cut-glass chandeliers fulgurated, they have detected the big flaw in its power device.
- It was the last time, when stars spangled the moonless sky that climate has been marked to be in routine change.
- Not later than last night I enjoyed the moonlight glimmer on the lawn