Skip to comments.Alarmist Paul Ehrlich Predicts Need to ‘Eat the Bodies of Your Dead’
Posted on 05/22/2014 11:38:38 AM PDT by Beave Meister
The zombie apocalypse is nigh! The zombie apocalypse is nigh!
Well, no it isnt. In fact, its probably as likely to occur as the rest of Paul Ehrlichs predictions.
Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist famous for his widely debunked book The Population Bomb, doubled down on his climate change and overpopulation fear-mongering with HuffPost Live on May 21. Ehrlich warned host Josh Zepps that the dangers of overpopulation are growing, blaming Republicans and the media for failing to take action. While hawking a new book called Hope On Earth, Ehrlichs co-author Michael Tobias praised Ehrlichs older, outrageously wrong predictions and said they underestimated the problem.
Ehrlich, after falsely predicting human oblivion 46 years ago, told Zepps humans must soon begin contemplating eat[ing] the bodies of your dead after resources are depleted (fava beans and a nice Chianti optional, apparently).
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Maybe we should dine on Harry Reid, but I’ll pass, I really don’t need the indigestion
I don't have any dead. I was always taught to get rid of them promptly.
Soylent Green Lite ,,
It’s not just for breakfast anymore.
Now available in conveniently sealed family sized bars.
Another fine product of the Zombie era.
‘You’ll drop dead for a bite!’
JULIAN SIMON a professor of business administration at the University of Maryland and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, made bets with Paul Ehrlich in the 1980’s. TWICE !!
Paul R. Ehrlich first wager
Simon challenged Paul R. Ehrlich to a wager in 1980 over the price of metals a decade later; Simon had been challenging environmental scientists to the bet for some time. Ehrlich, John Harte and John Holdren selected a basket of five metals that they thought would rise in price with increasing scarcity and depletion.
Simon won the bet, with all five metals dropping in price.
Supporters of Ehrlich’s position suggest that much of this price drop came because of an oil spike driving prices up in 1980 and a recession driving prices down in 1990, pointing out that the price of the basket of metals actually rose from 1950 to 1975. They also suggest that Ehrlich did not consider the prices of these metals to be critical indicators, and that Ehrlich took the bet with great reluctance.
On the other hand, Ehrlich selected the metals to be used himself, and at the time of the bet called it an “astonishing offer” that he was accepting “before other greedy people jump in.”
The total supply in three of these metals (chromium, copper and nickel) increased during this time. Prices also declined for reasons specific to each of the five:
The price of tin went down because of an increased use of aluminium, a much more abundant, useful and inexpensive material.
Better mining technologies allowed for the discovery of vast nickel lodes, which ended the near monopoly that was enjoyed on the market.
Tungsten fell due to the rise of the use of ceramics in cookware.
The price of chromium fell due to better smelting techniques.
The price of copper began to fall due to the invention of fiber optic cable (which is derived from sand), which serves a number of the functions once reserved only for copper wire.
In all of these cases, better technology allowed for either more efficient use of existing resources, or substitution with a more abundant and less expensive resource, as Simon predicted, until 2011.
Paul R. Ehrlich proposed second wager
In 1995, Simon issued a challenge for a second bet. Ehrlich declined, and proposed instead that they bet on a metric for human welfare. Ehrlich offered Simon a set of 15 metrics over 10 years, victor to be determined by scientists chosen by the president of the National Academy of Sciences in 2005. There was no meeting of minds, because Simon felt that too many of the metrics measured attributes of the world not directly related to human welfare, e.g. the amount of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere.
For such indirect, supposedly bad indicators to be considered “bad”, they would ultimately have to have some measurable detrimental effect on actual human welfare. Ehrlich refused to leave out measures considered by Simon to be immaterial.
Simon summarized the bet with the following analogy:
“Let me characterize their [Ehrlich and Schneider’s] offer as follows. I predict, and this is for real, that the average performances in the next Olympics will be better than those in the last Olympics. On average, the performances have gotten better, Olympics to Olympics, for a variety of reasons. What Ehrlich and others say is that they don’t want to bet on athletic performances, they want to bet on the conditions of the track, or the weather, or the officials, or any other such indirect measure.”
Making a good living off the fears of others for decades. special place in hell for people like this.
You forgot Rachel Carson who wrote the total BS enviro-idiot book "Silent Spring".
Beware of breast, they're not always what they seem!
So? I LOVE eating human flesh. Always have; always will.
Why it this idiot still employed?
I am glad to hear that your studio audience disapproves of the last skit as strongly as I. As a naval officer I abhor the implication that the Royal Navy is a haven for cannibalism. It is well known that we have the problem relatively under control, and that it is the R.A.F. who now suffer the largest casualties in this area.
And what do you think the Argylls ate in Aden? Arabs?
Captain B.J. Smethwick in a white wine sauce with shallots, mushrooms and garlic.
IIRC, Ehrlich that 90 million people in the US would be suffering from starvation by 1990.
The reality: 90 million in 1990 were on diets to lose weight.
You don't need any more information to know the world is bat poop crazy.
Is he still around - I remember getting into arguments with folks forty years ago about what BS his book was back then - maybe that’s why being a global warmist denier today feels like deja vu all over again......
If you can't be a vegetarian, eat a vegetarian...
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