Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
Ted Turner Predicts Cannibalism from Global Warming

Ted TurnerTed Turner is a fun guy. I hadn’t thought much about cannibalism in recent years, and then I saw ‘Animal Cannibals’ and the original ‘Dawn of the Dead’ and re-experienced the shock and horror of species on species snacking. According to Mr. Turner, if we don’t do something about this durned environment problem, we’ll end up eating each other.

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.”

Ted goes on to say that we have global warming because there are too many people. And all of these excess people use too much stuff. Durned people and their stinking stuff. If half the world ate the other half, would that help things? Ted suggests just having less babies to avoid cannibalism, which is admittedly less extreme.

On a serious note, I would suggest that Ted Turner probably uses a lot more ‘stuff’ then most of those extra people he’s complaining about.

Ted Turner: Global warming could lead to cannibalism

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