Where are they now? What have they got to say for themselves? I’ve lived here on this Earth the entire time…since before there was an Earth Day. I haven’t seen these terrible results happen…..
“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. 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
“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.” — Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich
“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.'” — Ecologist Kenneth Watt
“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” — Denis Hayes, Chief organizer for Earth Day
“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
These folks made a fair amount of money during their career…. Is anyone asking for a refund?
I’d love to see Scientific American, or Nature, or National Geographic interview these folks if they are still alive….see what they have to say about their dire predictions.
‘Cause we have more oil, less pollution, no “Glowbal Cooling” (Now we have passed to “Glowbal Warmering”, and since that didn’t pan out either, it is now “Climate Change”)… More food (where the governments haven’t failed their citizens and caused shortages) and better overall living conditions for nearly everyone in the world since 1970.