• Swedish Professor: Eat Another Human, Solve the Climate Change Problem!

    Surge Summary: A Swedish professor has suggested cannibalism might be a solution for the “climate change” concern. Seriously.

    From one outburst of sky-is-falling absurdity to another, the latest from the “Climate Change” obsessives …

    Tyler O’Neil/PJ Media reminds us:

    “Climate alarmists” can be “their own worst enemy”. O’Neil admits the carbon emissions/climate change connection can sound reasonable, but it’s proving devilishly difficult to prove: “alarmist predictions fail, over and over again.” “Scientific consensus“? Far from reality, but the “alarmists don’t tone down their rhetoric — they ratchet it up to 11.” “Plastic straws … cars … burgers.”? Verbotten.

    Then there’s this behavioral scientist in Sweden who wants us to eat human flesh to deal with the effects of climate change. … advocating for cannibalism, because climate change is just that dire. It can’t be lunacy if it’s done in the name of climate change, can it?

    Earlier this week, Magnus Söderlund, professor of marketing and strategy at the Stockholm School of Economics, spoke at the Gastro Summit, a discussion on the future of food in the case of a climatepocalypse, The Epoch Times reported.

    Söderlund spoke on the topic, “Can you Imagine Eating Human Flesh?” He argued for breaking down the ancient taboos against desecrating the human corpse and, well, cannibalism. The clip is available on State Swedish Television channel TV4 at this link. The end of the video’s description roughly translates to “the possibility of eating human flesh – to save the climate.” How cannibalism would have any impact on the climate is anyone’s guess, and it seems the professor is more focused on dealing with the after effects of climate change, anyway.

    Because how much do actual individual human beings matter in the long haul, anyway, right? It can’t hurt to experiment with a little people-eating in the cause of saving the planet!

    According to The Epoch Times, Söderlund dismissed taboos against cannibalism as “conservative.” He suggested that people’s resistance to eating human flesh “could be overcome, little by little, beginning with persuading people to just taste it.” In the video, he warned “that since food sources will be scarce in the future, people must be introduced to eating things they have thus far considered disgusting—among them, human flesh.”

    Who decided “food sources will be scarce in the future”? Malthus and Ehrlich have been roundly repudiated on that score; many times over.

    Memo to Professor Söderlund: Cormac McCarthy contemplates roving bands of cannibals responding to a global food-shortage crisis in his masterpiece The Road. Not pretty. Turns out not to be the best solution.

    While the professor also discussed breaking other taboos on eating pets and insects, his talk focused on cannibalism. Swedish articles on the debate use the term “mannisko-kötts branschen,” which translates to “the human flesh industry.”

    Söderlund’s bio reveals his specialties are

    “consumer behavior,” “reactions to marketing stimuli,” “psychological reactions,” and “our understanding of what it means to be a consumer (and a marketer) in a society increasingly obsessed with consumption.”

    “Consumer”? “Consumption”? This guy lends new meaning to the terms.

    The professor has said that people can be “tricked” into “making the right decisions” — which is really not at all disturbing, is it.

    Söderlund griped that resistance to cannibalism can be equated with capitalist selfishness. “Are we humans too selfish to live sustainably?”

    I suppose the normal among us can be heartened that Söderlund’s Climatepocalypse food summit audience reportedly seemed less than enthusiastic at the prospect of munching on the person next to them.

    They definitely sent off a vibe they were unwilling to break the “taboo” against eating human flesh. Thankfully, when the professor asked the group how many would be open to the idea, he was met with few hands raised and even a smattering of groans. He then told the media that eight percent of conference participants admitted they’d consider trying cannibalism.

    Someone got around to asking the economist himself the big question: What about him? Would he give human-flesh eating a shot?

     “I feel somewhat hesitant but to not appeal overly conservative… I’d have to say… I’d be open to at least tasting it.”

    So, give him props for not being a hypocritical cannibal?

    A final caution for those not immediately rejecting this nightmarish scenario …

    Even if cannibalism were not grotesque, it would still be unhealthy. The Fore people in Papua New Guinea practiced ritualistic cannibalism. The women in the tribe would eat the human flesh of their dead relatives — so that worms and maggots did not eat it. The women — and some children — started dying of kuru, a disease meaning “shivering” or “trembling.”

    Victims first had trouble walking, a sign they were about to lose control over their limbs. Then they would lose control over their emotions, and people dubbed the disease the “laughing death.” Within a year, the victims couldn’t get up off the floor, feed themselves, or control bodily functions.

    Ewww.

    Scientists won a Nobel Prize for their work confirming the disease could be traced back to the revolting practice. As it turns out,

    [E]ating human flesh makes people susceptible to “prions,” or “proteinaceous infectious particles,” twisted proteins that would twist normal proteins in nerve cells. It seems someone in the tribe had contracted Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a degenerative neurological disorder. Cannibalism passed on that disease to generations. Roughly one in a million Americans contract this disease, according to the CDC. It is rare at least in part because of that “conservative” taboo against eating human flesh.

    In other words, not only is this Swedish professor pushing something downright macabre, he’s also advocating for a behavior that makes humans susceptible to a terrifying disease.

    So, cannibalism: yucky AND bad for you. Good to know.

    Does that mean we can safely retire this one from the “fighting-climate-change” menu of options?

    Since the other day Bernie Sanders, with straight face, endorsed U.S. taxpayers’ underwriting global abortions as partial solution to “climate change” and wasn’t booed, or laughed, of the platform? I doubt it.

    H/T: Tyler O’Neil/PJ Media

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    Image: Adapted from: Theodor de Bry – Own work, Photography by The Photographer, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44893797


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