"For the first time in human history, global civilization is threatened with collapse."?
–Stanford population studies professor Paul Ehrlich, in a speech to the Ecological Society of America in Portland, Oregon, August 2
"The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now."?
–Ehrlich in his 1968 bestseller The Population Bomb
Some people trek out to the polls each November motivated only by a deeply rooted sense of civic duty. For the rest of you, there are the added blandishments of cold cash and hot sex. At VoteOrNot.org, the guys behind the infamous HotOrNot.com are giving away $100,000 to a lucky registered voter. Votergasm.org hopes to encourage Americans to stuff the box or pull the lever by eliciting from visitors a pledge to have sex only with other voters–a pledge the site makes easier to fulfill by helping users organize election night parties.?