March 17, 2012
At the second Gulf Intelligence Food Security Forum held on March 16 in the United Arab Emirates, self-proclaimed global citizen “sir” Bob Geldof told his audience in so many words they should stop having children or nature would do it for them.
“They either find a cultural way to make this acceptable or they’re going to have an anthropogenic critical event”, Geldof told a reporter after the event.
“I think the tipping point has been reached”, Geldof went on to say. “There can’t be more people on earth than we can feed.”
Rehashing the old Malthusian mantra that the earth compensates for what he considers to be excess humans, Geldof argues here for strict measures to halt population growth or else…
In response, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Emirates, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak fired back by saying:
“It’s not entirely clear to me that the way to succeed is to stop having children. They are the future.”