New York Times: ‘There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be Short’ – ‘Mate with shorter people’ for ‘a greener planet’ & to save ‘the planet by shrinking the needs of subsequent generations’

From Climate Depot

NY Times Guest Essay By Mara Altman: “Short people don’t just save resources, but as resources become scarcer because of the earth’s growing population and global warming, they may also be best suited for long-term survival (and not just because more of us will be able to jam into spaceships when we are forced off this planet we wrecked).” 

“When you mate with shorter people, you’re potentially saving the planet by shrinking the needs of subsequent generations. Lowering the height minimum for prospective partners on your dating profile is a step toward a greener planet.”

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Flashback: Hollywood film promotes shrinking humans to fight climate change – Echoes other calls to reduce size of people

This sounds eerily similar to other calls to reduce the size of people. 

Flashback: 

NYU Professor: To Stop Climate Change, We Must Genetically Engineer Humans – Make Shorter, Induce Allergies to Meat & Medicate to Create ‘Empathy’

By: Marc Morano – Climate DepotJanuary 4, 2023 2:03 PM

By Mara Altman – Ms. Altman is a writer and the author of “Gross Anatomy.”

Excerpts: …short is better, and it is the future.

“I don’t want tall people to feel bad about themselves,” Samaras said, sincerely, “but the time is right to be short.” … Thomas Samaras, who has been studying height for 40 years and is known in small circles as the Godfather of Shrink Think, a widely unknown philosophy that considers small superior…

Parents boast about how their kids “eat them out of house and home” and grow out of shoes the very week a new pair is bought as if it’s a badge of honor. My children eat like gerbils — it’s fine, they are healthy — and because of their low percentiles we save money and food, and they fit into the same pair of shoes for a year. Growing like a weed? No, thanks. I’ll take growing like a cactus.

Short people don’t just save resources, but as resources become scarcer because of the earth’s growing population and global warming, they may also be best suited for long-term survival (and not just because more of us will be able to jam into spaceships when we are forced off this planet we wrecked).

When you mate with shorter people, you’re potentially saving the planet by shrinking the needs of subsequent generations. Lowering the height minimum for prospective partners on your dating profile is a step toward a greener planet.

In some corners of the world, a celebration of short stature is actually happening. Arne Hendriks, a 6-foot-4-inch lecturer and artist, uses performance and exhibitions to encourage people to embrace fewer inches. He’s even restricted dairy from his sons’ diets and only allows them minimal sugar in an attempt to limit their growth, saving them from the ills of height. “It’s time for tall people to get off our high horses,” Mr. Hendriks said. “Don’t be overly confident when you are tall because you are probably going to die younger, have more health problems and you are polluting more.”

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Tom Halla
January 8, 2023 6:05 am

As if inducing nutritional dwarfism is a good thing?

Scissor
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 8, 2023 7:13 am

Why not cut off baby’s left arms and legs at birth, then we only need to make half as many gloves and shoes?

n.n
Reply to  Scissor
January 8, 2023 10:06 am

They already do: human rites performed for social, redistributive, clinical, criminal, political, and fair weather causes in sanctuary states. A queer religion, ethics and the twilight (i.e. conflation) faith.

Yirgach
Reply to  Scissor
January 8, 2023 11:15 am

Even better, marry someone who can’t produce babies.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 8, 2023 8:50 am

Ask the North Koreans.

Fraizer
January 8, 2023 6:05 am
Mark Whitney
Reply to  Fraizer
January 8, 2023 7:27 am

Damn! Beat me to it.

Bill Parsons
Reply to  Fraizer
January 8, 2023 9:41 am

Some comments at Randy Newman’s “Short People” link:

I’m 5’5 but I’m the tallest in my house. I use this song to assert my dominance.

I used to love this song as a kid….then I stopped growing.

I had a dream last night that I was singing this song to a group of 2nd graders.

As a man of 5’4 I can say this song has followed me my whole life. And I hate that I love it.


For that little extra elevation, “You Can Leave Your Hat On”

Fraizer
Reply to  Bill Parsons
January 8, 2023 1:06 pm

“Here, I’ll take your shoes…”

strativarius
January 8, 2023 6:10 am

“New York Times: ‘There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be Short’ – ‘Mate with shorter people’ for ‘a greener planet’ & to save ‘the planet by shrinking the needs of subsequent generations’”

Should we blame Peter Gabriel? I think we should. For he and Genesis had this to sing in 1972

“[EXTRACT FROM CONVERSATION OF JOE ORDINARY IN LOCAL PUBORAMA]
“I hear the directors of Genetic Control have been buying all the
Properties that have recently been sold, taking risks oh so bold
It’s said now that people will be shorter in height
They can fit twice as many in the same building site
(they say it’s alright)
Beginning with the tenants of the town of Harlow
In the interest of humanity, they’ve been told they must go
Told they must go-go-go-go.”

Get ’em out by Friday – Genesis

There’s precious little new under the Sun

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Ron Long
Reply to  strativarius
January 8, 2023 6:31 am

Good. Now try the Randy Newman song “short people”. “you have to pick them up just to say hello”. It looks like humans are evolving backwards.

strativarius
Reply to  Ron Long
January 8, 2023 6:49 am

Short people always have something to prove…

Dave Fair
Reply to  strativarius
January 8, 2023 8:58 am

Not if their “junk” drags the ground when they walk.

n.n
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 8, 2023 10:08 am

Pants on the ground. Pants on the ground. Looking like a fool with your pants on the ground.

Dave Fair
Reply to  n.n
January 8, 2023 3:58 pm

I remember that one; it was great.

Erik Magnuson
Reply to  strativarius
January 8, 2023 10:07 am

That song came to mind when reading the post. This is more appropriate tan Randy Newman’s song as it specifically calls for reduction of human height.

Tom Johnson
January 8, 2023 6:14 am

It’s well known that tall people seem to die at a younger age than shorter people. It seems to me that this could easily offset the advantage given to short people in the article. Living longer, they would consume more resources than the taller ones. Watch out for the Left demanding a mandatory age limit.
Soylent Green anyone?

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tom Johnson
January 8, 2023 6:22 am

“Living longer, they would consume more resources than the taller ones.”

Good point. 🙂

michael hart
Reply to  Tom Johnson
January 8, 2023 8:24 am

Logan’s Run.

vuk
Reply to  Tom Johnson
January 8, 2023 9:27 am

Time dilation, old boy. Gravity is stronger closer to the centre of the Earth and as everyone knows, including the Einstein’s house cleaner, time passes more slowly closer to the ground you are.
Women on average are shorter than men, so no surprise their life expectancy is longer.
There you have it.

voza0db
Reply to  vuk
January 8, 2023 9:45 am

another fun joke!

Walter Sobchak
Reply to  vuk
January 8, 2023 1:01 pm

The reason women out live their husbands is that the men want to die.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Walter Sobchak
January 8, 2023 3:59 pm

Statistics show married men live longer than single men. Married men assert that it just seems that way.

Duker
Reply to  vuk
January 8, 2023 9:59 pm

Gravity isnt stronger when you are apprecaibly closer to center of earth

Complicated by the different density’s of various parts of core, but since it’s a thought experiment complications don’t matter

voza0db
Reply to  Tom Johnson
January 8, 2023 9:45 am

Norway, Sweden, Finland have the highest avg heights for males in the Planet… yet they are also among the Plantations were life expectancy is also bigger.

These types of arguments are just for FUN.

Duker
Reply to  voza0db
January 8, 2023 10:00 pm

Silly season in the media….

alastairgray29yahoocom
January 8, 2023 6:21 am

And the meek shall inherit the Earth – if that is all right with the rest of you

strativarius
Reply to  alastairgray29yahoocom
January 8, 2023 6:53 am

And the meek shall inherit the Earth…

We’ve taken care of everything
The words you read, the songs you sing
The pictures that give pleasure to your eye
It’s one for all, and all for one
We work together, common son
Never need to wonder how or why

We are the Priests….

2112 – Rush

Tony_G
Reply to  strativarius
January 9, 2023 11:13 am

Orwell predicted too early. Rush predicted too late.

1saveenergy
Reply to  alastairgray29yahoocom
January 8, 2023 8:49 am

Cockroaches are quite small & meek & they’ve been here longer than us … & will still be here long after we’ve gone !

HotScot
January 8, 2023 6:21 am

The NYT. Promoting climate scepticism in ways only they understand. 🤣

Tom Abbott
January 8, 2023 6:25 am

Humanity will be moving into the Solar System in a big way in the future, and the population on Earth is leveling off, so humanity and the Earth can co-exist without wrecking the Earth.

The glass is half full.

strativarius
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 8, 2023 7:16 am

Coming up…. War with the Martian republic….

n.n
Reply to  strativarius
January 8, 2023 10:10 am

Men, women, and “our Posterity” are from Earth. Feminists are from Venus. Masculinists are from Mars. Social progressives are from Uranus. War of the worlds, is NOW.

StuM
Reply to  strativarius
January 8, 2023 4:56 pm

Check out the “Greenies” Trilogy by Alan Steiner on Amazon books 🙂

alastairgray29yahoocom
January 8, 2023 6:25 am

Napoleon was a wee fellow, and so was Hitler. Attila the Hunm was said to be 4 feet 6 inches tall. But in all case they were mean with it. I am practically spherical in anatomy so good survival genes and I roll with the punches. Apart from that what a load of old Bollox

Tom in Florida
Reply to  alastairgray29yahoocom
January 8, 2023 6:53 am

It’s called the Napoleon complex for a reason.

Leo Smith
Reply to  Tom in Florida
January 8, 2023 7:04 am

Actually I think Napoleon was of average height for the age, and Hitler was only a shade shorter than average for the time.

But was Napoleon really short?

In fact, he was probably of average height. According to pre–metric system French measures, he was a diminutive 5′2.” But the French inch (pouce) of the time was 2.7 cm, while the Imperial inch was shorter, at 2.54 cm. Three French sources—his valet Constant, General Gourgaud, and his personal physician Francesco Antommarchi—said that Napoleon’s height was just over ‘5 pieds 2 pouces’ (5’2”). Applying the French measurements of the time, that equals around 1.69 meters, or just over 5’5”. So at 5’5” he was just an inch or so below the period’s average adult male height.

While a lot of details about Hitler’s life are subject of speculation, in regard to how tall was Hitler there is evidence to prove his real height. There is a record from the Austrian Army pointing out that Hitler was probably 173cm (5’8 feet). Another indicator of his height is that Hitler, when talking with Manfred Rommel, (Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s son) he could comfortably look him in the eye. Since Rommel was 5’6 (167cm) that would indicate that Hitler was at least his height or probably a little taller which means that the measurement from the Austrian Army is probably correct.

Curiously Putin is the same height as Hitler, without his platform soles…

MarkW
Reply to  Leo Smith
January 8, 2023 8:02 am

I suspect there was a difference between the average height of the entire population and the average height of nobility. The nobility probably ate better and would have as a result been taller than the average for the country as a whole. Napoleon wouldn’t have been comparing himself to an average Frenchman, but rather to his fellow elite.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Leo Smith
January 8, 2023 9:16 am

I think you have made a case that a “silly millimeter more” can be important.

Scissor
Reply to  alastairgray29yahoocom
January 8, 2023 7:26 am

Perhaps surprisingly, Hilter had 3″ on Churchhill and 4″ on Goebbels. Therefore, NYT is shorter than Hilter was.

Oldseadog
January 8, 2023 6:25 am

” …. resources becoming scarcer because of ….. global warming, …. ”
But I thought that global warming, (together with increasing CO2,) was increasing resources, or food resources anyway.

Leo Smith
Reply to  Oldseadog
January 8, 2023 7:06 am

That’s only in the RealWorld™.

What you fail to understand is that the Liberal Left have cancelled the real world. The only allowable world is ‘what people believe‘ .

Ron Long
January 8, 2023 6:28 am

This just emphasizes the point that “you can’t cure stupid!” H/T David M.

Leo Smith
Reply to  Ron Long
January 8, 2023 7:07 am

Death cures stupid.

Dodgy Geezer
January 8, 2023 6:31 am

There are a lot of quite important things to think about and consider at the moment. Pointless ill-informed prancing around a random fantasy is not one of them.

The writer would be on stronger ground if she suggested lowering the average intelligence level to make people more easy to herd. Which the ‘education’ systems of the West seem to be achieving quite well at the moment…

strativarius
Reply to  Dodgy Geezer
January 8, 2023 6:57 am

Education systems? Indoctrination systems backed by media propaganda to the extent it makes them mentally anxious and hobbled.

Dave Fair
Reply to  strativarius
January 8, 2023 9:03 am

“Mommas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Leftists.”

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Dodgy Geezer
January 8, 2023 9:51 am

Lower the average intelligence?
Considering the caliber of elected representatives, I think that has already come to pass.

The elitists have managed to place their managers of authoritarian control in a majority of public and private institutions. There are hordes of useful idiots acting as their minions. The education system and media have sufficiently indoctrinated at least half of the voting public to meekly follow the directives given by the global authoritarian elitists.

We’re screwed unless the majority of people get a real education and realize that they’ve been sold into slavery. I think we’re on the knife’s edge and billiions will suffer before it gets better.

Bill Powers
January 8, 2023 6:34 am

Aside from the apparent Collective insanity of the left, had I an extra farthing to wager, I would place it on the under of the author, Mr Samaras, at 5 feet 8 inches.

Tom in Florida
January 8, 2023 6:56 am

It would be more logical to consider volume than height.

Scissor
Reply to  Tom in Florida
January 8, 2023 7:32 am

Therefore, NYT considers height.

Leo Smith
January 8, 2023 6:57 am

Surely a far better way to reintroduce eugenics would be to sterilise anyone who ‘believes in Climate change’ without a single STEM qualification to their name….

c1ue
January 8, 2023 7:03 am

Morlocks.
‘Nuff said.

Godelian
January 8, 2023 7:06 am

This may not be child abuse by a strict definition.

But it sure does rhyme with it.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Godelian
January 8, 2023 9:06 am

Withholding a child’s nutrition is child abuse on a grand scale.

Joe Shaw
January 8, 2023 7:07 am

A first step in the plan to create the race of Morlocks perhaps?

Greyleader2
January 8, 2023 7:08 am

So, did Randy Newman get it all wrong?

strativarius
Reply to  Greyleader2
January 8, 2023 7:19 am

He loves LA…

So that’s one time.

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Tom in Florida
January 8, 2023 7:13 am

“…encourage people to embrace fewer inches….”

OK, I’ll let that one pass.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Tom in Florida
January 8, 2023 9:18 am

Not me! I’ve become a dirty old man, something I’ve aspired to all my life.

[What do short men do to tall women? They go up on them.]

Hatter Eggburn
January 8, 2023 7:25 am

I didn’t know Peter Dinklage was a climate activist.

Peta of Newark
January 8, 2023 7:32 am

Girls can’t ‘do’ humour can they?
They try, but it’s invariably cringe-worthy and embarrassing

For everybody

Dodgy Geezer
Reply to  Peta of Newark
January 8, 2023 9:20 am
Smart Rock
January 8, 2023 7:38 am

In the spirit of drawing wisdom from music, David Bowie sang in 1971:

Homo Sapiens have outgrown their use…
Time to make way for the Homo Superiens

As a recipe for the future, that hasn’t aged very well. Fifty years later, we’re being invaded and taken over by hordes of Homo Imbecilus, the present post being a truly outstanding example.



Andy Pattullo
January 8, 2023 7:41 am

Apparently these neo-eugenicists also want to make being stupid fashionable. They are leading the pack.

Ed Zuiderwijk
January 8, 2023 7:41 am

The queen of Wonderland had a simple recipe: off with their heads.
If that will not shorten the idiots, then what would?

jebstang66
January 8, 2023 7:52 am

Not sure we want more Fauci’s. The next narrative will point to the fact women are shorter than men so girls preferred in selection process to save the planet. Also LGB+ is normal so you get natural population control.

ResourceGuy
January 8, 2023 7:57 am

Pick the smaller mind NYT subscribers first, because a social media climate advocate said so.

John the Econ
January 8, 2023 8:00 am

I’m old enough to remember when the New York Times at least pretended to be a serious publication.

Go ahead short Progressives. Force veganism on your infants and children. After the economic collapse you’ve been striving for finally happens, it won’t be the short and weak that will be surviving and passing on their genes.

michael hart
January 8, 2023 8:21 am

But women prefer men of above average height. I expect that’s our fault too.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  michael hart
January 8, 2023 8:46 am

That’s because in the dim and distant past taller men were better able to protect their women from danger. Once the small people are all the rage the same thing will start to happen again – evolution. 🙂

kirriepete
January 8, 2023 8:30 am

They want me (6ft) to mate with short people?

Ok – I’m willing to make this sacrifice:
Emilia Clarke (5ft 2)
Scarlett Johansson (5ft 3)
Salma Hayek (5ft 2)
Kylie Minogue (5ft)
Eva Longoria (5ft 2)

…and the list goes on …

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michael hart
Reply to  kirriepete
January 8, 2023 10:02 am

We appreciate your self-sacrifice.

Paul Hurley
January 8, 2023 8:32 am

“Short”? Please. It’s “vertically challenged”. 😁

Energywise
January 8, 2023 8:35 am

Another comic like rag that is to be laughed at

Björn Eriksson
January 8, 2023 8:36 am

I dont believe this is real though, amusing as it would be. To stupid to be true.

Redge
January 8, 2023 8:39 am

I’m a short arse

If any good looking, fit ecomentalist ladies want to mate with me, I’m available

Mingers need not apply (hmmm that probably narrows the field down a lot)

Dave Fair
January 8, 2023 8:54 am

It is the sign of our deteriorating civilization that people don’t line up to slap the shit out of these fatuous attention-seekers.

Dan
January 8, 2023 8:55 am

So that is why Biden is allowing all the “short” illegals in.

derbrix
January 8, 2023 9:05 am

While the article is rather humorous, this has been going on for a very long time. One only needs to look at the current BMI (Body Mass Index) that is used quite incorrectly at any medical visit. Weight divided by height squared.

In 1832, Adolphe Quetelet, a Belgian statistician developed the mathematics behind the BMI. He used the physical characteristics of his fellow countrymen as the basis.
Ancel Keys in the 1970’s then got the charts distributed into doctors offices. In the 1970’s also, life insurance companies used the BMI to set premiums.

BMI works somewhat well for most people under 5 feet 11 inches. But anything over that height runs into many problems which are usually ignored.

On an interesting side note, if we ever get off this planet, most science fiction speculates that height will increase due to the lesser gravity of space travel and other planets to be colonized.

Clyde Spencer
January 8, 2023 9:09 am

When resources are scarce, dwarfism can help a species to survive. As the pygmy mammoths found on the Channel Islands, it works — until it doesn’t! It is a stop gap measure that leads to extinction if something isn’t done about the shortage of resources.

Some people confuse surviving with living a full life.

voza0db
January 8, 2023 9:32 am

I’m going to use all of mine 6.5 feet to screw the Planet… Wait for it!

Shoki
January 8, 2023 9:51 am

Just when you think they could not be more stupid…

n.n
January 8, 2023 10:03 am

Not short, which may be fat, and metabolically disordered. Are they targeting women and post-pubescent girls?

That said, Efficient Lives Matter (ELM). Throw another baby on the barbie, and bray to whatever mortal god or goddess redistributes change.

Bruce Cobb
January 8, 2023 11:39 am

“I don’t want tall people to feel bad about themselves,” Samaras said, sincerely, “but the time is right to be short.” …
And I don’t want stupid people to feel bad about being stupid.

old cocky
January 8, 2023 11:48 am

s known in small circles

Freudian slip?

Lee Riffee
January 8, 2023 1:08 pm

These days it seems it is impossible to make a distinction between the NYT’s funny pages and the rest of the paper!
Actually, people will continue to mate with those whom they consider attractive, and height (or lack of) is only one of many criteria.
And height really isn’t much of an indicator of resource use. Neanderthals were actually a bit shorter than many modern humans, but they were strict carnivores. So a Neanderthal (even at only about 5 1/2 feet tall for males) alive today would consume way more meat than most any Homo Sapiens alive today. Only the far north native peoples traditionally ate mostly animal flesh (in the form of marine mammal fat and fish) almost exclusively.

PatFromVic
January 8, 2023 1:43 pm

I assumed the article originated in Babylon Bee, but I wasn’t all that surprised to read that it was the New York Times.

Tony_G
Reply to  PatFromVic
January 9, 2023 11:22 am

NYT outdoes the Bee on a regular basis.

Dave O.
January 8, 2023 1:49 pm

The advantages of having a short population will be offset by the need for more step ladders.

lynn
January 8, 2023 2:00 pm

You know, we used to put people like this at the New York Times in sanatoriums and then electroshock them.

January 8, 2023 4:03 pm

When you mate with shorter people, you’re potentially saving the planet by shrinking the needs of subsequent generations.”
…………………….

This is utterly incorrect. When fertile couples mate, often they do not think of their heights. The urge to procreate has long been know to be strong at the moment of coupling, with a “do it now, fix the consequences later” situation. What follows is millions of unwanted pregnancies and millions of forced abortions. People often know that this is undesirable, but it deters them not in the heat of the moment.
These authors imagine that they can change this well-recognised strong course of nature my making a plea. Their plea is untested. It lacks prior measurement data. If people are going to stop because their partner is too tall, they are going to stop if they are about to create an unwanted child.
History shows that they do not do either in a significant number of events.
This idea has failure written all over it. Do the authors really imagine that tall people are going to change their ways? As a 6ft 3in male, I talk from experience.
Geoff S

Piteo
January 8, 2023 4:41 pm

“Short people don’t just save resources, but as resources become scarcer because of the earth’s growing population and global warming, they may also be best suited for long-term survival”

Wouldn’t it be easier and more efficient to “fight” obesity? Becoming and staying obese requires more resources than being/staying non-obese.

andychryst
January 8, 2023 5:06 pm

Dividing people into groups then setting them against each other. Identity politics. Some humans will do that on whatever basis they think will gain traction at the time

BCBill
January 8, 2023 5:35 pm

If we limited people’s diet to just above starving, allotted them a Japanese sized apartment as their space on earth, fed them bugs and single celled food stuffs and kept them happy with narcotics and electronic games, why what a glorious world that would be. No wonder the depopulation bomb is coming.

Matt Kiro
January 8, 2023 6:08 pm

They are already denying some children the normal biological hormones through blockers, what’s a little less food??

Edward Katz
January 8, 2023 6:14 pm

As the alarmists become increasingly aware that they’re losing the climate action battle, they can be expected to advance more and more asinine theories for at least keeping the final score respectable. This is the latest of them.

Graham
January 8, 2023 6:23 pm

What a crock of shi!.
It can not make one millimeter difference.
Because if the majority of short men mate with short woman that then leaves all the tall men for the tall woman.
We as farmers use genetics when breeding our animals so if we wanted short animals ( which we don’t ) we would not use any tall animals as sires or mothers.
I cannot believe that people can be so ignorant .

Shoki
January 8, 2023 9:29 pm

Randy Newman provided some input on this subject.

Gregg Eshelman
January 8, 2023 11:11 pm

So the NYT is literally saying f*ck short people?

mickeyreno
January 9, 2023 2:54 am

Save the planet, become a Climate Homunculus. Short guys are thanking the NYTimes. Now the might get more dates with hot, scared (of CAGW) women. ha ha ha ha ha

Duane
January 9, 2023 5:39 am

How does one “embrace fewer inches”. Short of (sorry for the pun) having surgery to shorten one’s legs, there’s not a helluva lot anyone can do about their “too tall” height.

gyan1
January 9, 2023 10:51 am

Good luck getting women to mate with small men. Virtue signaling isn’t what women are thinking about when they want sex.

idbodbi
January 9, 2023 11:11 am

It’s a slippery slope! First, short. Then, thin, unattractive, low IQ. Pro sports: no one over six foot, 200 lbs allowed, to be adjusted downward in the future. No mass produced clothing, shoes, etc. to be available for large people. No large, tall Phds, doctors, engineers, pilots, etc. And it is not discrimination. No, we must save the planet. Heard it here first.

ATheoK
January 9, 2023 11:34 am

“New York Times: ‘There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be Short’ – ‘Mate with shorter people’ for ‘a greener planet’ & to save ‘the planet by shrinking the needs of subsequent generations’”

The shallow delusions of NYT and Mara Altman.

Perhaps Mara recommends that mankind return to living in trees and only eating seasonal fruits and greens?

Except, most of mankind does not live in tropical conditions full time.
Plus, Earth is still in a protracted condition known as an “Ice Age”. Larger animal keep warmer in cold conditions than smaller animals.

Or does Mara suggest that people mate with short very hairy individuals so they can build up a thick fur for the end of this interglacial and it’s infrequent short Optimums?

niceguy12345
January 9, 2023 6:52 pm

The idea that we could possibly “wreck” the planet, even if we wanted, such that another planet (or body) of the Solar system would be nice in comparison, is frankly amusing and tells a lot about the mindset of the writer.

QODTMWTD
January 10, 2023 8:31 am

“Mate with”? “Mate”? What are we, cattle?

Gunga Din
January 10, 2023 12:27 pm

Did they add any financial advice?
Maybe for your children’s future you should invest now in a company that makes stepladders?
(If they don’t get rich, at least they’d be able reach the family heirlooms you hid on the top shelf!)

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