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#TBT: actor Michel Simon predicted the sixth mass extinction in 1965

When the Swiss actor Michel Simon predicted the extinction of birds, of insects, and of all life on Earth... back in 1965. #tbt

Actor Michel Simon

“Thanks to scientific progress, chemical science that murders the Earth, that murders insects, that murders birds, that kills all life, that murders humans, we might notice this too late. Thanks to that, there are no more birds. When I arrived in 1933, this park was wonderful! Spring used to be an orchestra of birdsong; it was a wonderful thing. Today, there are no more birds.”

Brut.

02/20/2020 11:59 AM
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28 comments

  • Kevin O.
    02/24/2020 04:54

    Negative Nancy or what!

  • Gédéon T.
    02/22/2020 20:23

    Bien, comme quoi lire l'avenir dans des verres de vin ne fait pas dire que bêtises !

  • David V.
    02/22/2020 17:47

    I predict that man will go to mars. In few years I will be quoted on sm.

  • Ray-Ray J.
    02/22/2020 08:32

    yeah we will just leave it at that PREDICTION. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Barrie C.
    02/21/2020 19:31

    It is called evolution, or the survival of the fittest, nature at work!

  • Alexander S.
    02/21/2020 15:46

    This is a clear message and nobody listens. More money is more important for the rat race than to balance humanity with nature.

  • Jeanette L.
    02/21/2020 13:02

    I have a friend from Kingston, Jamaica. When she left there around 1970, it was full of beautiful butterflies and humming birds etc. If she goes there now, there are none to be seen, thanks to crop spraying. So sad and its not necessary. There are alternatives.

  • Caroline H.
    02/21/2020 09:10

    This interview was from around the time Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring.

  • Patrick L.
    02/21/2020 01:30

    Well he’s an actor, so his opinion must be credible. Just as todays actors. Tip: Famous... doesn’t necessarily equal to credible. Idolize them if you will, but stick to what they are famous for.

  • MC E.
    02/20/2020 23:16

    hadden we het laatst over vrouwelijke premiers!!

  • Guy M.
    02/20/2020 19:34

    Let's just hope the next species to be "custodians" of the planet have the skill set for the job, because we failed miserably.

  • Jan H.
    02/20/2020 19:19

    ‘Women could have saved the earth but they have no say’ and Fk all has changed in that department 😡 Males with their insatiable egos and need to control will kill Us all.

  • Linda R.
    02/20/2020 17:55

    he's right. humans are are an invasive species...where ever we go, we bring trash and kill everything in sight.

  • Lucette S.
    02/20/2020 17:11

    We are creating our own Extinction !

  • Noaman K.
    02/20/2020 15:40

    So why evolution is not working now, if environment changes, rapidly, then why not 😁 animals evolved according to the environment???? Instead of being extinct,🙄

  • Steven B.
    02/20/2020 14:58

    Looks like Stan Ogden off coronation Street 🤔😂

  • Patrick A.
    02/20/2020 14:51

    this is the time that Rachel Carsons fine book "Silent Spring" came to my notice, it really started something, DDT was halted in it's tracks, CFCs were banned by the USA, though that took a bit longer in the rest of the world, lead tetra-ethyl came out of petrol. Now we must address NeoNics, and stop the slaughter.

  • Gwen S.
    02/20/2020 14:28

    Too late.....

  • Aarti B.
    02/20/2020 14:22

    We should conserve these amazing creations of God !

  • Cinda D.
    02/20/2020 13:58

    Interesting