“human beings are unique in how evilly they treat animals and the environment”
This is just further proof that for the left, climate change has essentially become a doomsday cult.
The College Fix reports:
Professor: Humanity’s extinction would help save the planet
Would the extinction of the human race be a tragedy if it means saving the planet? For Todd May, a philosophy professor at Clemson University, the answer is unclear. The eradication of the human race may be a good thing if it ends mistreatment of animals and abuse of the environment.
Writing in The New York Times, May describes humanity as a “tragic character,” noting: “It is humanity that is committing a wrong, a wrong whose elimination would likely require the elimination of the species, but with whom we might be sympathetic nonetheless for reasons I discuss in a moment.”
The wrong? Human beings are “destroying large parts of the inhabitable earth and causing unimaginable suffering to many of the animals that inhabit it.”
This is happening in three different ways, according to May. First, the devastation to ecosystems from man-made climate change. Second, expanding human populations are “encroaching on ecosystems that would otherwise be intact.” And finally, farmers are creating millions and millions of animal lives solely for the purpose of slaughtering them for food.
“To be sure, nature itself is hardly a Valhalla of peace and harmony. Animals kill other animals regularly, often in ways that we (although not they) would consider cruel,” he acknowledges. But human beings are unique in how evilly they treat animals and the environment.
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