|Photo from Reuters/Denis Sinyakov|
Not surprisingly, this announcement was met with anxiety and discouraging pronouncements from demographics experts and environmental activists who espoused concerns about scarcity of resources and human living conditions.
Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann subsequently commented on the population announcement saying this doesn't have to all be "so doom and gloom." Said Bachmann...
"While these namby-pamby science types greet the news of precious 'baby seven billion' with their usual wailing and moaning about silly things like water supply, food production, and medical care, I prefer to see the positive side. With 7 billion earthlings, the aliens will cower. There's no way they'll invade us now."
As it turns out, Bachmann was making (yet another) ill-timed and tasteless attempt at humor. She quickly put out a media statement clarifying her position.
"My earlier statements about population were an attempt to make light of this very serious situation. I assumed you all knew I was kidding when I mentioned an alien invasion. We all know God would never let that happen."
Can you believe she said that? I hope not, since I made it all up.
Happy Halloween :)