I believe that human overpopulation is the fundamental problem on Earth Today" and, "We humans have become a disease, the Humanpox

— David Foreman

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Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We're not the brain, we are a cancer on nature.


Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.


The AIDS epidemic, rather than being a scourge, is a welcome development in the inevitable reduction of human population... If it didn't exist, radical environmentalists would have to invent it.


We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects. We must reclaim the roads and plowed land, halt dam constructions, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of acres of previously settled land.


When a chainsaw rips into a 2,000 year old redwood tree, it's ripping into my guts. When a bulldozer plows through the Amazon rainforest, it's ripping through my side. And when a Japanese whaling ship fires an exploding harpoon into a great whale it's my heart that's being blown to smithereens.


We must all work together in order to save the environment and the world that we live in from further change.


My three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with it's full complement of species, returning throughout the world.


We advocate biodiversity for biodiversity's sake. It may take our extinction to set things straight.


... do something. Pay your rent for the privilege of living on this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth.


Never Get Into An Argument With A Customer.

If You Win The Argument You Will Almost Invariably Lose The Sale. And I Don't Like Your Chances For A Sale If You Lose The Argument Either.


The optimum human population of earth is zero.


I founded Friends of the Earth to make the Sierra Club look reasonable.

Then I founded the Earth Island Institute to make Friends of the Earth seem reasonable.


About David Foreman

Quotes 20 sayings
Profession Environmentalist
Birthday 1947

An Ice Age is coming and I welcome it as much-needed changing.

I see no solution to our ruination of earth except for a drastic reduction of the human population.


Capitalism is a cancer in the biosphere.


There is no more honorable thing any of us can do with our lives than to work to put part of the world off-limits to the activities of human beings.


Free shackled rivers!...The finest fantasy of eco-warriors in the West is the destruction of [Glen Canyon] Dam and the liberation of the Colorado [River].


The human race could go extinct and I for one would not shed any tears.


My heroes used to be cowboys.


Humanity is the cancer of nature.