X-Files Finale Displays Interesting Take On Environmental Terrorism [VIDEO]

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Andrew Follett Energy and Science Reporter
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The X-Files reboot season ended Monday night, and the villain’s master plan was to kill all of humanity to prevent global warming.

In the series, the long-standing shadowy villain, the Cigarette Smoking Man works with evil aliens to create a virus that compromises people’s immune systems, making them susceptible to disease in order to kill off humanity in the name of saving the environment.

“I didn’t set out to destroy the world, Mulder. People did,” the Cigarette Smoking Man tells Mulder in the show’s final episode. The show’s villain justified attempted mass murder of humanity on the grounds he’s stopping global warming.

“We have just had the hottest year on record on planet Earth. I didn’t do that,” he said. “I’m not responsible for the 40% loss of-of bird life or the decimation of the megafauna.”

He goes on to defend his collaboration with evil aliens because they “predicted all this. They saw it happening to themselves.”

Reality does contain many powerful people who think humanity is the root cause of most environmental problems.

The scientist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, who advised both Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on global warming, claims the Earth can only support a mere 1 billion people. As of 2015, there are more than 7.2 billion humans on Earth.

President Barack Obama’s science czar James Holdren has stated that he wants to see a “decline in fertility to well below replacement” in the United States, because “280 million [Americans] in 2040 is likely to be much too many.” As of 2015, there are more than 322 million Americans.

The X-Files returned last month, and it featured Mulder worrying about groups of “über-violent ultra-fascists” armed with alien technology attempting to subvert American democracy.


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