Matzke joins the ranks of world famous population control alarmist nut jobs like Paul "England will not exist in the year 2000" Ehrlich and Al "ice caps will disappear by 2014" Gore.
As coauthor of a Nature review article entitled “Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere” Matzke engages in copious group fear mongering in advance of the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio.
So what are the scary predictions endorsed by Matzke?
…a world dominated by cows and corn fields
…humans…fighting each other for ever-diminishing nonrenewable resources
…rising temperatures and sea levels…
…tropical insects and diseases…
…ecosystems consisting mostly of human-tolerant, easily-dispersable weeds
…a world without any wildness left.
Well, ok, Matzke is not as scary as Paul "coastlines will be evacuated because of dead fish" Ehrlich and IPCC Chief "Himalayas will melt" Pauchari. In fact, Matzke's dystopia of plentiful beef, corn, milk, warm climates and balmy tropical oceans sounds rather pleasant to this skeptic. But obviously, he considers this a dire catastrophe in the making.
So I'll make a prediction of my own. Matzke will offer a progressive solution to the problem which will include reducing consumption, and population control. Hey look! I was right!
"If humans decide to take appropriate action – conserve natural ecosystems, engage in sustainable agriculture and energy production, flatten out population growth and resource consumption, and halt global warming – there is hope that the state shift could be avoided. It’s up to us."
Well, even if the predictions of alarmist nut jobs rarely ever come true, it's comforting to know that the alarmists themselves are completely predictable.