CNN Climate Change Segment: If We Don’t ‘Have Fewer Children,’ a Million Species Will Go Extinct

Monday, CNN’s “New Day” featured a segment on climate change that offered the assessment that unless humans have “fewer children,” up to a million species could go extinct.

Pointing to a United Nations report claiming human activity could cause mass extinctions, Stanford biologist and “The Population Bomb” author Paul Ehrlich said, “For a species that named itself homo sapiens, the wise man, we’re being incredibly stupid.”

He continued, “The other organisms on the planet are our life support systems. You don’t have to worry about them if you don’t care about eating, if you don’t care about breathing, if you don’t care about having fresh water and so on. Then you can just forget about it and die.”

CNN’s California-based reporter Nick Watt said, “As for our rapidly dwindling biodiversity, these experts claim it’s the 11th hour. We must act now, consuming less, polluting less, having fewer children.”

He continued, “One-eighth of all animal and plant species on Earth are now at risk of extinction because of us. And as this report states, nature is essential for human existence.”

He added, “Donald Trump, of course, has vowed to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate change agreement and he recently tweeted this: ‘The whole climate crisis is not only fake news, it’s fake science. There is no climate crisis.” So will the president listen to a climate skeptic on ‘Fox & Friends’ or will he listen to the 145 global experts who just put this report together? Well, John and Alisyn, we’ll just have to wait and see.”

Alisyn Camerota and John Berman said, “I think we know the answer.”

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