We’ve known for some time that the eco-minded tend to think that humans are a bad thing. For example, there’s the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement:
That’s no joke, it is a real organization. What follows is something I thought was just a clever April Fools Joke, but sadly turns out to be only too real. So real in fact, it may be powerful enough to buzzkill all the effects of a Barry White album.
No, it isn’t an April fools joke. The website and the product is real, which you can see here.
They even have a distributor network, and unsurprisingly, the land of fruits and nuts is ground zero.
The caption for the polar bear wrapper reads:
An international icon of global warming, the polar bear is going extinct as the Arctic sea ice melts beneath its feet because of the greenhouse gas emissions of 7 billion people — especially those in high-consumption nations like the United States. The bear was put on the U.S. endangered species list in 2008.
Some of the other wrappers are hilarious here’s another:
This inch-tall, curly-tailed fish occurs only in shallow seagrass areas in the Gulf of Mexico, along the Atlantic Coast of Florida and in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, as the Gulf gets more crowded and industrialized, this seahorse faces more threats to its existence. Widespread loss of seagrass habitat due to pollution, boat damage and global war.
Maybe we could get Josh to come up with some condom wrapper art for the climate skeptic movement.
I’m thinking of some slogans like:
- Party like its 1999 (before GISS adjustments).
- Hot times ahead – NOT!
- My head just exploded! Romm bam, thank you ma’am!
- The heat is missing, and it’s a travesty!
- Use before hiding the decline
Discretion, please, in comments – Anthony