Hard to feel op­ti­mistic about re­bel­lion

Re: “Sorry for the delays, Vic­to­ria,” com­ment, Dec. 5.

Times Colonist - - Comment - R.A. Green Vic­to­ria

While I am sym­pa­thetic to the Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion mes­sage, it is hard to feel op­ti­mistic. We have seen this movie be­fore.

In the mid-1960s, some of us be­longed to a group called Zero Pop­u­la­tion Growth. ZPG warned that the world’s pop­u­la­tion was on the verge of go­ing parabolic, but a win­dow of op­por­tu­nity to change that had opened due to the dis­cov­ery of the birth­con­trol pill.

Alas, we were con­sid­ered screw­balls and ZPG was ig­nored. Now the law of big num­bers seems to have taken over. Too late? I wish good luck to Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion.

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