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Ted Turner Calls People "The Other White Meat"

Written By Brian Hicks

Posted April 3, 2008



Here’s one from the money can’t buy happiness department— or evidently, intelligence for that matter.

It’s from Ted Turner. You may have heard of him.

He has made billions as a media mogul. But Ted it seems is never happy.

So from time to time he likes to instruct the rest us on how to live . That apparently cheers him up.

But it’s not just simply confined to your run of the mill nagging, because once in a while Ted shows us how crazy he really is. And I do mean crazy.

However, when I first heard what he told Charlie Rose this week about our dark future, I thought for sure that it was a late April fool’s day joke.

It was either that or something from one the those tabloids you see at he grocery store. You know the ones.

You see, Ted told Charlie Rose that unless we do something about global warming, we will inherit a world of where nobody is left but blood-thirsty cannibals.

Cannibals Ted? You can’t be serious.

But he was. That even managed to cause some eco-warriors to shake their heads in embarssment.

Here’s the take from one of them.

From Ecorazzi entitled: Ted Turner Says Global Warming Will Increase Canninbalism, Stock up on Soy Sauce Now

“While we support Ted Turner’s enthusiasm for doing anything and everything to avert Global Warming, we certainly wish that he would communicate that effort a bit more delicately.

In an interview Tuesday for Charlie Rose’s PBS show, the CNN founder said that one of the consequences of Global Warming will be mass cannibalism. From the interview,

“Not doing it will be catastrophic. We’ll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals. Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state – like Somalia or Sudan – and living conditions will be intolerable. The droughts will be so bad there’ll be no more corn grown. Not doing it is suicide.”

Of course, those opposed to the very idea of climate change science are jumping all over these comments as proof of “crazy global warming zealots”. Obviously, Turner’s thoughts are on the extreme side – but not addressing the issue of climate change could very well have very real consequences in terms of food, health, and habitat. I’m not sure if we’ll all develop a taste for each other, but life will be more difficult.

So please Ted, stop.”


Of course, if you think that Ted Turner has a point with any of this nonsense, I’d go long both guns and ammo. You’re going to need them.

As for me I’m learning how to fish.