Top Scientist Says Humans Will Be Extinct In Just 100 Years

One of the worlds leading scientists, Professor Frank Fenner, has made a grim prediction: He says that humans will be completely WIPED OUT in 100 years, as overpopulation and environmental destruction will cause humans to become extinct in a matter of years.  

Fenner is an eminent microbiologist at the Australian National University blames “unbridled consumption” and the “population explosion” as the key reasons why the human race will not survive to see 2100 and beyond. reports:

Fenner told The Australian he tries not to express his pessimism because people are trying to do something, but keep putting it off. He said he believes the situation is irreversible, and it is too late because the effects we have had on Earth since industrialization (a period now known to scientists unofficially as the Anthropocene) rivals any effects of ice ages or comet impacts.


Fenner said that climate change is only at its beginning, but is likely to be the cause of our extinction. “We’ll undergo the same fate as the people on Easter Island,” he said. More people means fewer resources, and Fenner predicts “there will be a lot more wars over food.”

Easter Island is famous for its massive stone statues. Polynesian people settled there, in what was then a pristine tropical island, around the middle of the first millennium AD. The population grew slowly at first and then exploded. As the population grew the forests were wiped out and all the tree animals became extinct, both with devastating consequences. After about 1600 the civilization began to collapse, and had virtually disappeared by the mid-19th century. Evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond said the parallels between what happened on Easter Island and what is occurring today on the planet as a whole are “chillingly obvious.”

While many scientists are also pessimistic, others are more optimistic. Among the latter is a colleague of Professor Fenner, retired professor Stephen Boyden, who said he still hopes awareness of the problems will rise and the required revolutionary changes will be made to achieve ecological sustainability. “While there’s a glimmer of hope, it’s worth working to solve the problem. We have the scientific knowledge to do it but we don’t have the political will,” Boyden said.

Fenner, 95, is the author or co-author of 22 books and 290 scientific papers and book chapters. His announcement in 1980 to the World Health Assembly that smallpox had been eradicated is still seen as one of the World Health Organisation’s greatest achievements. He has also been heavily involved in controlling Australia’s feral rabbit population with the myxomatosis virus.

Professor Fenner has had a lifetime interest in the environment, and from 1973 to 1979 was Director of the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at ANU. He is currently a visiting fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the university, and is a patron of Sustainable Population Australia. He has won numerous awards including the ANZAC Peace Prize, the WHO Medal, and the Albert Einstein World Award of Science. He was awarded an MBE for his work on control of malaria in New Guinea during the Second World War, in which Fenner served in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps.

  • Moreboomplease

    Slow news day? No problem. Crank out another 5 year old story of doom and gloom.

  • Laerrus

    Prolly shouldn’t use copy right concept art from Fallout 3 on your article…

    • Loulou

      The word is “probably”.

      • Joel

        Don’t be so petty.

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  • Jim in TO

    Old story since Fenner died in 2010.

  • Sankara Menon

    That’s why Americans are using the likes of Monsanto to reduce non-Caucasian population by 3 Billion

    • Rob Bright

      Oh, they’re getting the Caucasians, too. (Canada and the US are the least regulated countries in the world when it comes to GMOs. They’re practically shoving it down our throats…)

  • sagbotgamot

    yup! Joe Biden, Victoria Nuland, John McCain, some NATO commanders, the Pentagon, Washington and their attack dogs in the Islamic States, Ukraine, Poland and Baltic states will make it sure it does happen sooner.

  • Matthew Gray

    Lot’s of clowns in this thread, smfh.

  • Betty Sines

    lol just like the nuts in 1985 taht said all of the east coast, would be under several feet of water by 2015…

  • iviewit

    This is nwo depopulation blather as they imagine killing all the people before the people come looking for their stolen bank accounts, home values, 401’s, stocks, etc. and demand not only off with their heads but a full recovery of the stolen trillions which is killing record numbers worldwide. This is an evil and insidious diseased mind who speaks to the children this ridiculous babble. Without the NWO and their Nazi ways the world would run on free Tesla energy, the environment would be pristine and free of their fracking and drilling and polluting ways that are really killing us not our small population numbers. We are draining resources and polluting for eating the wrong diets and killing billions of animals and devastating masses of land in the process and cow farts are one of the greatest environmental dangers, no shit, look it up, methhead. We rip forests for toilet paper and disposable towels and all sorts of things that require ripping forests to shreds and unwinding thousands upon millions of years of G-d’s great art piece and defacing the world and life forces of their natural habitats. We could be vegetarian and solve many problems, use hemp instead of forest trees and preserve nature and improve footprint to +. The establishment is what needs to go, a whole 1% and they need to be jailed for crimes against humanity and crimes against G-d and thus a RICO and RECOVER strategy versus a fine and charge companies with felonies not people??????????????????????????????????????? Give us the $$$$$ back or hang twice. As always, Nooses Free @ and my suggested changes to the political system below.

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  • Kirk W. Fraser

    Top dead Scientist? Read the Bible folks. This Revelation Timeline shows humans last more than 1000 years.

  • Terryann Thomas

    We have just past the UNHAPPY 5th Anniversary of FUKUSHIMAs 3 on going meltdowns. Man-made nuclear radiation has brought about mans own doom. Every time I pay my power bill I am participating in killing your children. Yet I do it, you do it. 70 years ago an horrendous error in judgment is evident now in all the hundreds of diseases that are on us like plagues. Alzheimer’s, autisms, many autoimmune and neurological troubles, cancers that did not exist before they blew up nearly 2500 NUCLEAR BOMBS on us.. And built hundreds of power plants that are now way past their prime. Goodbye NYC you have one on your doorstep in critical condition RIGHT NOW. And so many others in distress. they have all been releasing radiation all along. Humans are one of the last species not to be experiencing a mass die off AT THIS TIME. Phytoplankton gives us the majority of the oxygen we breath. It lives in a radiated sea. A sea that is host to massive die offs right now. It is as unstoppable as it is incomprehensible. Man-made nuclear radiation and its industry are enemies to mankind, so deeply entrenched in our world there is no getting rid of it. Good Luck. This brings new meaning to FEEL THE BERN. At least he is a fighting chance.