Updated — Earth Day predictions of 1970

Updated — Earth Day predictions of 1970. The reason you shouldn’t believe Earth Day predictions of 2011.

I found this piece HERE

All we hear about now is Global Warming, how major snow storms are caused by Global Warming and so forth and so on. The Globull Warming is coming from the GAS being belched by the likes of Algore and his band of Merry Moonbats!

Happy Earth Day 2011, let’s piss off a lot of people, fire up the grill, put on lots of wood chips, make a BIG smoke, and cook up a big, thick, juicy piece of prime beef! :twisted:

Predictions from 1970:

“We have about five more years at the outside to do something.”
• Kenneth Watt, ecologist

“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
• George Wald, Harvard Biologist

“We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.”
• Barry Commoner, Washington University biologist

“Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”
• New York Times editorial, the day after the first Earth Day

“Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

“By…[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,”
• Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day

“Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions….By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”
• Peter Gunter, professor, North Texas State University

“Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….”
• Life Magazine, January 1970

“At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

“Air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

“We are prospecting for the very last of our resources and using up the nonrenewable things many times faster than we are finding new ones.”
• Martin Litton, Sierra Club director

“By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, `I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

“Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”
• Sen. Gaylord Nelson

“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years,” he declared. “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

I don’t know about you, but my faith in modern eco-science is fully restored! :P

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7 Responses to Updated — Earth Day predictions of 1970

  1. GM Roper says:

    Yup, here in deep south Texas we had to chip through about ten feet of snow to get to the movies.

  2. James Shott says:

    That’s what I love about science fiction. Such horrible tales.

  3. minuteman26 says:

    Quotations from a bunch of village idiots with a political agenda. We are now being handed the revisions. Screw “Earth Day”. It’s Good Friday, a day that matters.

  4. NativeSon says:

    I agree with MM26-Today is a reminder of something MUCH MORE IMPORTANT!!! God, who had taken on flesh, as the person of Jesus Christ, made the ultimate sacrifice which allows any who desire, the ability to LIVE FOREVER!!!

  5. Always On Watch says:

    Yeah, I remember hearing this crap when I was in college (1968-1972). To my everlasting credit, I didn’t believe a single word. :)

  6. sdkar says:

    At what point are people going to realize that these predictions today are just like they were in the past…a bunch of garbage that is not to be believed?

    It is evident to any person with a rationally functioning brain that these supposed “scientific” studies and proposed resolutions are nothing more than a ploy to control the masses and push through agendas that under any normal circumstance, would never be considered.

  7. Patrick Sperry says:

    Global cooling, global warming…

    Fire up the grill like Fred said!