(Talking with an old friend)
“All these reports about the planet warming up, food shortages, water shortages, floods and droughts, extinctions … You know what I’m on about. Climate change stuff. You must see them too. I mean, look at the summer we’ve just had. Look at all these extremes, all over the world … Heat. Drought. All the knock-ons.
“There’s nothing positive about any of it. Nothing. And you know, I was thinking, what’s, you know, what’s the common factor in all of it.
“And it’s obvious. I mean, it’s people. There are too many people on the planet. All these huge, huge problems that are starting to swamp us. And it all comes down to too many bloomin’ people. Too many people for the planet.
“I mean. Come on. You don’t have to be a genius to work out resources aren’t limitless.
“And the other morning I saw this bunch of little kids. I don’t know, a play school group outing or something. And you know, I couldn’t help but think to myself, like, that there’s a gaggle of coffin nails. Cos you know, in a way that’s what children are now – more nails in the planet’s coffin lid.
“And that’s a horrible thing to think. And it’s simplistic. And all of that. I know. I know. And it’s not the fault of the kids. I don’t want to think like that. It’s all wrong. But the whole world’s going wrong. And at the end of the day, people are to blame. And there’s nothing I can do about it. And I haven’t a clue what anyone else can do about it. Not a clue.”