Here are some of the 'top' scientists who signed the letter:
- Paul Ehrlich, whose predictive powers originated in the 1960s when he said the world was going to overpopulate and we were all going to die of starvation by 1980. We didn’t, by the way.
- James Hansen, an activist who regularly gets himself arrested at environmentalist rallies. Hansen is also retiring from his position as a scientist, presumably so he can explore more creative ways to waste police resources. (The New York Times explains Hansen’s move as “giving himself more freedom to pursue political and legal efforts to limit greenhouse gases,” which has clearly already begun.) In reviewing a book that advocated population control and claimed the need to “rid the world of Industrial Civilization,” Hansen said the author “has it right.”