Richard Buggs is a professor and Senior Research Leader at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, one of the UK’s largest plant science research institutes.
Authoritarian central planning never works and it wouldn’t “save the planet.” It would just make us all less prosperous and free.
Note that “peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants” is a very broad term that is not limited to human beings. Rather, it includes everything from grass, fish, and insects, to mice, snakes, and people.
This paper — from the family of journals that includes Nature, the world’s most prestigious science journal! — illustrates why we can never allow these people to be in charge.
We should not look at the suicidal as natural resources.