Skip to comments.1970 Earth Day Predictions
Posted on 04/22/2010 7:10:40 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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
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  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, its 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 By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate that there wont be any more crude oil. Youll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill er up, buddy, and hell say, `I am very sorry, there isnt 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. 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
Did Ira Einhorn say that more murders will occur?
That last one wins.
But even these experts could not predict a socialist USA by 2010.
Ira was right - at least once.
Nice reminder of what pinheads liberals are.
I wonder how many liberal idiots still believe these predictions are true, but just think the timeframes are off a little?
"... on April 22, 1970, [the very first] Earth Day was held, one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy... "
--American Heritage Magazine, October 1993
Владимир Ильич Ленин
Chairman of the Council of Peoples Commissars
In office: November 8, 1917 January 21, 1924
Born April 22, 1870
Died January 21, 1924
Political party Bolshevik Party
Profession Politician, revolutionary
The very first Earth Day on Lenin's 100th birthday? --yeah, it's a "coincidence". LOL!
Well, well. Here we are, still standing. I'm not even hungry at the moment. I think I'll burn some syrofoam this afternoon, just to celebrate.
Marked to post one each day on Facebook to counter media propaganda
I remember hearing that as a very young boy and being frightened, I asked my mom if it was true. She said don’t worry about it, so I never have. Huh, mom was right again.
Yeah, styrofoam is good kindling for tire fires. You may need a little diesel to help things along though.
Mark Steyn mentioned some of these predictions at the start of America Alone
Wrong, Kenneth! You'll drive up the pump, get out, and swipe your credit card on the pump! Boy, were these environmentalists ever wrong!
To small make mine a 1966 Chrysler Imperial size matters.
Not that I don’t believe these quotes are accurate, but are you able to provide a reference other than “e-mail”?
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