A Population Crisis The Left And Right Can Agree On
|Population science is more art than science so you can count on me to be a little skeptical. However, there are times when the numbers are just too alarming and we have to mobilize for action. |
What is this looming population catastrophe? It's Elvis impersonators. Even the Center for Disease Control has sounded the alarm about this issue. If the CDC is worried about an issue, so am I.
When Elvis Presley died in 1977, there were an estimated 37 Elvis impersonators in the world. By 1993, there were 48,000 Elvis impersonators, an exponential increase. Extrapolating from this, by 2010 there will be 2.5 billion Elvis impersonators. The population of the world will be 7.5 billion by 2010. Every 3rd person will be an Elvis impersonator by 2010.
Source: Caen, H., San Francisco Chronicle; October 27, 1993
That's right, people. 1 in 3. We don't have a lot of time to act.
Now, there will be skeptics and I recognize that. There will always be skeptics and I am usually first in line. I can understand why there is some skepticism on the causes of global warming. After all, most of us don't live on the coast and we don't think we need to change our lives so that Barbra Streisand can block off swaths of public beach and have a nice view.
This is not to say we don't know that global warming is happening. It is obviously happening:
Oops, that isn't global warming. That's global sexiness.
And I can understand why people aren't concerned about genetically modified foods. Hey, I don't mind fake breasts on women so I don't see why they would bother me on chicken.
But this Elvis impersonator business is serious stuff. Look at this graph:
Hockey sticks do not lie, my friends.
I will finish with a quote from the outstanding scientists at Annika's Journal:
The Elvis impersonator crisis is real, humans are causing the problem, and the solutions are available to us now. It is not too late to avoid the worst. All that is needed is the political will to act.
Amen. If someone at the UN tells me I have to be an Elvis impersonator you can bet I am writing me some letters to my Congressman.
And pies. I want more pies.