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1970 Earth Day Predictions
E-mail | April 22, 2010 | FromThe Deer Stand

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…[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 “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. 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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthday; environmentalism; envirowackos; predictions

1 posted on 04/22/2010 7:10:40 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: From The Deer Stand

Did Ira Einhorn say that more murders will occur?


2 posted on 04/22/2010 7:14:37 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: From The Deer Stand

That last one wins.


3 posted on 04/22/2010 7:14:53 AM PDT by workerbee (Yes, I hate Obama because of his color: RED!)
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To: From The Deer Stand

But even these experts could not predict a socialist USA by 2010.


4 posted on 04/22/2010 7:16:00 AM PDT by CobraJet
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To: Marty62

Ira was right - at least once.


5 posted on 04/22/2010 7:17:21 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Nice reminder of what pinheads liberals are.


6 posted on 04/22/2010 7:18:04 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: From The Deer Stand

I wonder how many liberal idiots still believe these predictions are true, but just think the timeframes are off a little?


7 posted on 04/22/2010 7:21:39 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Arrogant, stupid and treasonous is no way to go through life, Barack.)
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To: From The Deer Stand
What I want for Earth Day...


8 posted on 04/22/2010 7:29:02 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: From The Deer Stand
"Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in held on April 22, 1970.[1]"

[1] http://earthday.envirolink.org/history.html
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"... 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

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Vladimir Lenin
Владимир Ильич Ленин
Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars
In office: November 8, 1917 – January 21, 1924

Born April 22, 1870
Died January 21, 1924
Political party Bolshevik Party
Profession Politician, revolutionary

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Lenin
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The very first Earth Day on Lenin's 100th birthday? --yeah, it's a "coincidence". LOL!

9 posted on 04/22/2010 7:31:50 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: From The Deer Stand
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

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.

10 posted on 04/22/2010 7:36:49 AM PDT by Red Boots
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To: All

Marked to post one each day on Facebook to counter media propaganda


11 posted on 04/22/2010 7:41:36 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Global Warming expert and Scientist Sigourney Weaver testifying Congress..RB starring in Aliens IV)
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To: From The Deer Stand; Amagi; rdl6989; Tunehead54; Clive; Little Bill; tubebender; marvlus; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

12 posted on 04/22/2010 7:45:00 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: workerbee

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.


13 posted on 04/22/2010 7:48:18 AM PDT by enraged
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To: Red Boots

Yeah, styrofoam is good kindling for tire fires. You may need a little diesel to help things along though.


14 posted on 04/22/2010 8:00:12 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Mark Steyn mentioned some of these predictions at the start of America Alone


15 posted on 04/22/2010 8:04:53 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: From The Deer Stand
You’ll drive up to the pump and say, 'Fill ‘er up, buddy...' Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

Wrong, Kenneth! You'll drive up the pump, get out, and swipe your credit card on the pump! Boy, were these environmentalists ever wrong!

16 posted on 04/22/2010 8:12:22 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer ("It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself." --Jefferson)
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To: Dallas59

To small make mine a 1966 Chrysler Imperial size matters.


17 posted on 04/22/2010 8:40:38 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: From The Deer Stand

Not that I don’t believe these quotes are accurate, but are you able to provide a reference other than “e-mail”?


18 posted on 04/22/2010 9:16:14 AM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: Theo

From the “I Hate The Media” web site


19 posted on 04/22/2010 9:40:44 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: eCSMaster; Marty62
Thanks for the flashback - for others: Ira Einhorn
Murderous Eco-Nuts Bump! ;-)
20 posted on 04/22/2010 10:20:56 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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