Blimey, I thought it was his ex- that was addled with the drugs

Live Aid founder and activist Bob Geldof has warned that the human race may be extinct within 15 years because of climate change.

15 thoughts on “Blimey, I thought it was his ex- that was addled with the drugs”

  1. He might well be right. The shutting down of western civilisation, getting back to hand-knitting organic yak-milk yogurt sandals, living a natural lifestyle (botulism, typhoid, smallpox …) has long been the greenies multiply-orgasmic circle-jerk wet dream. Now they are closer to achieving it than ever. Armageddon will follow, not least because war generally follows hot on the heels of pestilence in places that suffer severe economic setbacks.

    So yes, I like Geldof give it about 15 years.

  2. Surely his statement is trivially true. It is equally true that by the end of the century most humans may have six legs, by a process of accelerated evolution; or that chimpanzees may begin to talk. The question is whether he expects his imaginings to be fulfilled.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    pedant2007 – “Surely his statement is trivially true. It is equally true that by the end of the century most humans may have six legs, by a process of accelerated evolution; or that chimpanzees may begin to talk. The question is whether he expects his imaginings to be fulfilled.”

    I think it is trivially true to say that within fifteen years neither humans will acquire two extra pairs of legs nor will chimpanzees learn to talk

    I agree it is possible but it is extremely unlikely.

    I am with TW – a drug addled fool. As Chesterton did not quite say, when people stop believing in religion, they do not believe in nothing, they believe in anything. The Irish seem especially prone to nonsense.

  4. Those in colder climes shall snuff it due to being unable to afford heating and those in warmer climes will puke themselves to death due to the stench of those who cannot afford air con, daily showers and clothes washing.

  5. Another lecture from someone who’s made his pile to people who haven’t. The message? “We can’t afford for you to live the sort of life I’ve lived”.

    Him, Bono, Sting and the rest of them can shove it.

  6. I love it when environmentalists make nice solid testable claims. Let’s record this one and see what they say in fifteen years. When they disown it, we can ask why they didn’t do so fifteen years ago.

  7. Makes complete sense, really. Geldof’s so self-centred that to him ‘the human race’ only consists of one person. And 15 years is about right for the upper limit on his life expectancy, thankfully.

  8. The Telegraph’s sub-editor is showing Guardian standards of numeracy.
    2030 is 17 years away (or 16-and-a-bit).
    Apart from that, tend to agree with Dave on Geldof’s life expectancy so he feels free to ignore the risk that Squander Two will challenge him in 2030.

  9. Dave,

    I’ve just chucked his details into a life expectancy calculator and made a couple of heroic assumptions and he’s got about 7 years.

  10. “As Chesterton did not quite say, when people stop believing in religion, they do not believe in nothing, they believe in anything. The Irish seem especially prone to nonsense.”

    Seems quite true. Irish musicians, Irish accountants, …

  11. Ice Ages do come on very quickly, apparently. But even a new Ice Age wouldn’t annihilate the human race.

  12. “Live Aid founder and activist Bob Geldof has warned that the human race may be extinct within 15 years because of climate change.”

    Look on the bright side, Bob: At least that will end starvation in Africa and whatnot… You know, do what Live Aid failed to do.

  13. @dearieme
    …even a new Ice Age wouldn’t annihilate the human race. It will be all good. A one kilometre plus deep ice sheet down to a line between the Bristol Channel and Wash. The remaining bit of the UK converted to tundra and grazed by climate modellers from East Anglia. Us southerners comfortably ensconced around Nice, the French having moved to Nigeria. All good.

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