Sunday, September 03, 2006

Voluntary Human Extinction 3 Etznab 11 Mol

I am all for this. I made this choice before I knew such a movement existed.
A quote from the page:

As VHEMT Volunteers know, the hopeful alternative to the extinction of millions of species of plants and animals is the voluntary extinction of one species: Homo sapiens... us.

Each time another one of us decides to not add another one of us to the burgeoning billions already squatting on this ravaged planet, another ray of hope shines through the gloom.

You might also be interested in the post I just made (on my other blog) on the mass planetary extinction going on. The link that led me to the list of going--going--gone species came from the same person that gave me this link about human extinction.

I will list some other choice quotes from the VHEMT site. A lot of this site is very clever and funny:

  • Children's welfare will improve as there are fewer of them to care for. Considering the future world we are creating for future generations, procreation today is like renting rooms in a burning building -- renting them to our children no less.
  • Humans, like all creatures, have urges which lead to reproduction. Our biological urge is to have sex, not to make babies. Our "instinct to breed" is the same as a squirrel's instinct to plant trees: the urge is to store food, trees are a natural result. If sex is an urge to procreate, then hunger's an urge to defecate.
  • Consider (the) rights of (the) unconceived to stay that way.
  • Consider ethics of sentencing an innocent person to life, and death, in ecological collapse.
  • We pull strands from the web of life, jump up and down on it, and expect it to hold our ever-increasing weight. Few notice there's no safety net.
  • Regardless of how many progeny we have or haven't produced, rather than stop at two, we must stop at once.
  • Today's extinction rate is nearly one thousand times the average for the eons, and virtually every species' demise stems from the activities of one species. Guess who. Our voluntary extinction for the eternal good of all other life on Earth will be the ultimate demonstration of the best qualities of humanity: compassion and reason.
  • (P)eople who aren't created won't starve

Ecological footprint quiz--I take up 14 acres, most take up 24, there's 4 available per person on Earth. Nice.

World Population clock w/ births & deaths

World Population (US Census) monthly

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