Para quem achar exagerado o início do texto anterior, "A Preservação da Biodiversidade", aqui ficam umas "pérolas" de fervorosos ecologistas.
É também muito elucidativa a análise histórica e filosófica da ecologia exposta no livro "A nova ordem ecológica", de Luc Ferry, Editorial ASA.
- "Restoring biodiversity will require removal of existing dams."
From Saving Nature’s Legacy by Reed Noss and Allen Cooperrider
- "No matter if the science is all phony, there [are] collateral environmental benefits...climate change [provides] the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world."
Christine Stewart, Canadian Environment Minister, Calgary Herald, December 14, 1998
- "If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder by the year 2000….This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age."
Kenneth E. F. Watt on air pollution and global cooling, Earth Day 1970
- "In ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish."
Paul Ehrlich, Earth Day 1970
- "…we have an environmental movement that is run by people who want to fight, not to win."
Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, writing in the U.K.-based Daily Mail, May 2000
- "The right to have children should be a marketable commodity, bought and traded by individuals but absolutely limited by the state."
Kenneth Boulding, originator of the "Spaceship Earth" concept (as quoted by William Tucker in Progress and Privilege, 1982)
- "We have wished, we ecofreaks, for a disaster or for a social change to come and bomb us into Stone Age, where we might live like Indians in our valley, with our localism, our appropriate technology, our gardens, our homemade religion -- guilt-free at last!"
Stewart Brand writing in the Whole Earth Catalogue
- "I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems."
John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal
- "Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs."
- "We advocate biodiversity for biodiversity’s sake. It may take our extinction to set things straight"
David Foreman, Earth First! and The Wildlands Project
- "Human happiness, and certainly human fecundity, is not as important as a wild and healthy planets...Some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along."
David Graber, biologist, National Park Service
- "The collective needs of non-human species must take precedence over the needs and desires of humans."
Dr. Reed F. Noss, The Wildlands Project
- [Cannibalism is a] "radical but realistic solution to the problem of overpopulation."
Lyall Watson, The Financial Times, 15 July 1995
- "We, in the green movement, aspire to a cultural model in which killing a forest will be considered more contemptible and more criminal than the sale of 6-year-old children to Asian brothels."
- "To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world population problem."
- "If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels."
Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh, leader of The World Wildlife Fund" and father of Prince Charles)
- "I got the impression that instead of going out to shoot birds, I should go out and shoot the kids who shoot birds."
Paul Watson (founder of Greenpeace)
- "The world has cancer, and that cancer is man."
Merton Lambert, (former spokesman for the Rockefeller Foundation)
- "A Total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal."
Ted Turner (media mogul and United Nations advocate).
- "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."
David Brower (first executive director of the Sierra Club; founder of Friends of the Earth; and founder of the Earth Island Institute).
- "Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?"
Maurice Strong (U.N. environmental leader).