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  • Einstein Memorial Refutes White House Environmentalist

    05/13/2015 11:52:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    It is an obvious truth we too often forget. At the Albert Einstein Memorial, on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., an explanatory sign states a simple fact that refutes the argument President Barack Obama's science adviser once made for redistributing wealth and limiting human population so as to save the human race from a poverty he claimed must inevitably intensify as our numbers increase. "At Einstein's feet lies a circular sky map representing the planets, sun, moon, and stars, positioned as observed by astronomers from the U.S. Naval Observatory at noon on the day...
  • Obama's Science and Tech Adviser, Holdren, laid foundation for understanding environmental probs

    12/12/2014 11:48:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Volvo Environment Prize ^ | December 12, 2014
    "In 1993, the [Volvo Environment] Prize went to Professor Paul R. Ehrlich of Stanford University and Professor John P. Holdren of the University of California in Berkeley, whose work laid the foundations of our understanding of how the dynamics of population growth, rising living standards and changing technology, as well as the relationships between them, interact in the context of environmental problems." List of past winners (and their work) from 1990 - 2014 Professor Paul R. Ehrlich, Professor John P. Holdren
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Kiss The Girls And Make Them Die"(1966)

    05/25/2014 1:41:16 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Henry Levin
  • Paul Ehrlich, of 'Population Bomb' infamy, now predicts we will be eating our dead

    05/25/2014 1:52:49 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-24-14 | Thomas Lifson
    After making a small fortune out of being wrong over predictions of doom because of overpopulation, Stanford University Professor Paul Ehrlich is embracing the lunatic fringe of environmentalism, perhaps noting that Al Gore has made a large fortune out of another wacko doomsday cult. Sean Long of Newsbusters reports: 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.
  • Alarmist Population Controller Paul Ehrlich Suggests Cannibalism to Control “Overpopulation”

    05/23/2014 10:28:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Life News ^ | Carole Novielli
    Paul Ehrlich a radically pro-abortion population control professor of “Ethics” from Stanford has claimed overpopulation could lead to humanity having to eat the bodies of the dead. ‘We will soon be asking is it perfectly okay to eat the bodies of your dead because we’re all so hungry?,‘ he told HuffPost live host Josh Zepps. paulehrlichEhrlich tells Zepps that “Ethics is hardly discussed in our media…How much do we really car about future generations…” Zepps asked Ehrlich what he would do if her were “Emperor of the World.” Ehrlich replies, “The first thing I would do is make every possible...
  • Alarmist Paul Ehrlich Predicts Need to ‘Eat the Bodies of Your Dead’

    05/22/2014 11:38:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    News Busters ^ | 5/22/2014 | Sean Long
    The zombie apocalypse is nigh! The zombie apocalypse is nigh! Well, no it isn’t. In fact, it’s probably as likely to occur as the rest of Paul Ehrlich’s 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,” Ehrlich’s co-author Michael Tobias praised Ehrlich’s older, outrageously wrong predictions and...
  • Paul Ehrlich: “Nobody Has The Right to Have 12 Children—Or Even 3”

    01/23/2013 8:11:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 22, 2013 | Pete Winn
    Paul Ehrlich, the doomsday biologist who coined the term “The Population Bomb” more than 40 years ago with a book of the same name, says the world now faces “dangerous trends” of global climate change and overpopulation, which threaten our extinction. Reducing the number of people is still the answer to civilization’s woes, Ehrlich and his wife Anne wrote in an article published Jan. 9 by London’s Royal Society. … “Giving people the right to have as many people, as many children that they want is, I think, a bad idea,” the Web site (Raw Story) quoted Ehrlich as saying....
  • Obama Adviser: ‘References to Size, Power or Sexual Potency…Could be Banned From Automobile

    03/02/2012 3:11:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/2/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    John P. Holdren, the White House science adviser to President Barack Obama, wrote in a book he co-authored with population control advocates Paul and Anne Ehrlich that “ways must be found to control advertising” and that possible means for doing so would be banning utility companies from promoting the use of energy and prohibiting “references to size, power or sexual potency” in automobile advertising. “Advertising now functions in large part to keep the economy growing by creating demand for a wide variety of often useless, dangerous or environmentally destructive products,” Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote.
  • Cut world population and redistribute resources, expert urges (Says Stanford Prof. Paul Ehrlich)

    04/26/2012 12:06:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/26/2012 | John Vidal
    The world's most renowned population analyst has called for a massive reduction in the number of humans and for natural resources to be redistributed from the rich to the poor.Paul Ehrlich, Bing professor of population studies at Stanford University in California and author of the best-selling Population Bomb book in 1968, goes much further than the Royal Society in London which this morning said that physical numbers were as important as the amount of natural resources consumed.The optimum population of Earth – enough to guarantee the minimal physical ingredients of a decent life to everyone – was 1.5 to 2...
  • Population control: the rich controlling the poor?

    10/27/2011 6:56:28 PM PDT · by decimon · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | October 27, 2011 | Mike Gallagher
    As the world population reaches seven billion people, the BBC's Mike Gallagher asks whether efforts to control population have been, as some critics claim, a form of authoritarian control over the world's poorest citizens.> In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson warned that the US might be overwhelmed by desperate masses, and he made US foreign aid dependent on countries adopting family planning programmes. Other wealthy countries such as Japan, Sweden and the UK also began to devote large amounts of money to reducing Third World birth rates. > Meanwhile, Paul Ehrlich has also amended his view of the issue. If he...
  • White House Science Czar Says He Would Use ‘Free Market’ to ‘De-Develop the United States’

    09/19/2011 9:45:16 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 16, 2010 | Nicholas Ballasy
    In a video interview this week, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John P. Holdren told CNSNews.com that he would use the “free market economy” to implement the “massive campaign” he advocated along with Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich to “de-develop the United States.” In his role as President Barack Obama’s top science and technology adviser, Holdren deals with issues ranging from global warming to health care. “A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States,” Holdren wrote along with Paul and Anne H. Ehrlich in the...
  • LA TIMES: The world's biggest problem? Too many people.

    07/21/2011 12:12:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 21, 2011 | by: Mary Ellen Harte
    Our unsustainable population levels are depleting resources and denying a decent future to our descendants. We must stop the denial. A 2009 NPR story on U.S. pregnancies reported that half — yes, half — of all U.S. pregnancies are unintended. That's a lot of unintended consumers adding to our future climate change. And that's what the right calls the "liberal" side of the mass media. The politically conservative U.S. mass media cover unsustainable population levels even less. That pretty much reflects the appalling state of U.S. public education today on population. The U.S. approach to population issues across all levels...
  • The War Against Girls (Unintended Consequences of Abortion)

    06/18/2011 2:26:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 108 replies
    Since the late 1970s, 163 million female babies have been aborted by parents seeking sons. BY JONATHAN V. LAST Mara Hvistendahl is worried about girls. Not in any political, moral or cultural sense but as an existential matter. She is right to be. In China, India and numerous other countries (both developing and developed), there are many more men than women, the result of systematic campaigns against baby girls. In "Unnatural Selection," Ms. Hvistendahl reports on this gender imbalance... (snip) In nature, 105 boys are born for every 100 girls. This ratio is biologically ironclad. (snip) Yet today in India...
  • Population bomb still a fizzer 40 years on

    11/09/2010 5:18:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | Monday, November 08, 2010 | Oliver Marc Hartwich
    More than 40 years ago, American biologist Paul Ehrlich sketched a doomsday scenario for planet Earth in his book The Population Bomb. Adding more people to the planet would inevitably lead to mass starvation and ecological disaster. Since the publication of the book, the global population has nearly doubled but most of its gloomy predictions have not come true. However, this has not stopped its author from campaigning against further population growth, this time in Australia. As he prepared for a series of lectures to the Environment Institute at the University of Adelaide, Ehrlich warned that Australia was full. As...
  • Loaf of wheat bread may soon cost $23 due to skyrocketing food price inflation.

    11/08/2010 8:34:20 AM PST · by TaraP · 86 replies
    Natural News ^ | November 7th, 2010
    (NaturalNews) Within a decade, a loaf of wheat bread may cost $23 in a grocery store in the United States, and a 32-oz package of sugar might run $62. A 64-oz container of Minute Maid Orange Juice, meanwhile, could set you back $45.71. This is all according to a new report released Friday by the National Inflation Association which warns consumers about the coming wave of food price inflation that's about to strike the western world. "For every economic problem the U.S. government tries to solve, it always creates two or three much larger catastrophes in the process," said Adams....
  • The `Population Bomb` Has Fizzled

    09/01/2010 2:05:11 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies
    Gwinnett Gazette ^ | 8-30-10 | Harold Brown
    Predicted calamities are always the worst; until the future comes. Then, they don't show up, or they shrink to ordinary. Overpopulation is a prime example. Calamity resulting from too many of us has been the subject of countless prophecies, but those never came true. More humans are living on the planet now than ever and living better, rather than being starved and desperate.
  • Obama’s Science Advisor

    12/19/2008 7:22:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 678+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | December 19, 2008 | Yuval Levin
    It looks like president-elect Obama will name John P. Holdren as his science advisor. Holdren is a professor of environmental policy at Harvard and former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. As Ron Bailey points out, he has been an activist on the ecological left and no friend of free markets. Perhaps more striking is his activism well beyond his own academic specialty, arguing, for instance, that scientists have a responsibility to advance the cause of the elimination of all nuclear weapons and seeking controls on population growth. And he didn’t say all this in the...
  • Climate of fear

    03/11/2010 2:24:42 PM PST · by DrDavid · 35 replies · 746+ views
    Climate scientists are on the defensive, knocked off balance by a re-energized community of global-warming deniers who, by dominating the media agenda, are sowing doubts about the fundamental science. Most researchers find themselves completely out of their league in this kind of battle because it's only superficially about the science. The real goal is to stoke the angry fires of talk radio, cable news, the blogosphere and the like, all of which feed off of contrarian story lines and seldom make the time to assess facts and weigh evidence. Civility, honesty, fact and perspective are irrelevant. Worse, the onslaught seems...
  • Paul “Population Bomb” Ehrlich: Fight the Climate Skeptic Conspiracy!

    03/06/2010 5:54:59 AM PST · by mattstat · 12 replies · 385+ views
    Hi, I’m scientist Paul Ehrlich. You might remember me from such failed predictions as “Everybody’s Going to Die by 1984!” and “Tin to Become More Precious than Water!” Today, I’m going to foretell you another story of coming calamity. This story is about our climate, and how if something isn’t done right now, or even yesterday, we will all, once more, be consigned to cataclysm. But this time we have a chance! Because this time, we know how to fight back. We know who are enemies are, and we know how to hit ‘em where it hurts. Paul Ehrlich Before...
  • E-mails from National Academy of Sciences plot attacks on AGW skeptics

    03/05/2010 7:53:01 PM PST · by Track9 · 17 replies · 663+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 3/5/10 | by Ed Morrissey
    Earlier this week, I criticized the American media for ignoring the rapidly-increasing number of scandals surrounding the IPCC, the University of East Anglia CRU, and the anthropogenic global-warming movement in general. Today, an American newspaper breaks news of yet another scandal involving AGW scientists and e-mail — but this time here in the US. The Washington Times obtained e-mails sent through the National Academy of Sciences that show AGW scientists conspiring to attack critics: Undaunted by a rash of scandals over the science underpinning climate change, top climate researchers are plotting to respond with what one scientist involved said needs...
  • Failed "Scientist" Paul Ehrlich Among AGW Alarmists Swiping at Skeptics

    03/05/2010 7:48:04 PM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 13 replies · 378+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 3/5/10 | EricTheRed
    There’s a 2004 book by Victor Gold called Liberwocky: What Liberals Say and What They Really Mean. It’s a tongue-and-cheek (but not inaccurate) glossary of buzzwords used and abused by the liberati in all walks of life. E.g., “Obscene: Liberal pejorative applied to ‘outrageous’ corporate profits; not, however, applicable to pornographic magazines or motion pictures.”I think it’s time for a sequel. Consider this piece at the Washington Times about certain climate alarmists scientists hitting back at skeptics in light of the past several months AGW scandals and errors: Climate scientists plot to fight back at skepticsBy Stephen DinanUndaunted by a...
  • Boxer, Holdren Defend Motley CRU

    12/03/2009 5:31:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,645+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Warming Scandal: Despite the incriminating e-mails, administration science adviser John Holdren still thinks man causes global warming. And Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks it's the whistle-blowers who should be arrested. Time was when Barbara Boxer thought it was just fine for the New York Times and Washington Post to spill national military secrets and war plans on their front pages. The people had a right to know where and how they were being led. But we are not dealing here with the Pentagon Papers, the location of terrorist prisons or the surveillance of al-Qaida and its operatives. Boxer, top Democrat on...
  • Cap-And-Trade For Babies? Holdren, Cal Your Office)

    10/19/2009 8:01:17 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 760+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 19, 2009 | IBD Editorial staffl
    Earth: An environmental writer mainstreams an idea floating around the green fringe — save the earth by population control and give carbon credits to one-child families. Are we threatened by the patter of little carbon footprints? New York Times environmental writer Andrew Revkin participated in an Oct. 14 panel discussion on climate change with other media pundits titled "Covering Climate: What's Population Got To Do With It?" People who need people they are not. In a recently rediscovered book, "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," co-authored with Malthus fans Paul and Anne Ehrlich, Holdren wrote that families "contribute to general social deterioration...
  • The New Scientist? (30 years after losing the bet to Julian Simon, Paul Ehrlich is at it again)

    10/04/2009 5:19:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 973+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/3/2009 | Allan Nadel
    I enjoy my subscription to The New Scientist in large part for seeing to what lengths they are willing to go to support global warming orthodoxy. This week's issue, for example, describes a hitherto unobserved and completely unexplained phenomenon involving sudden changes in the temperature of the stratosphere associated with agitation of the wind speed and direction of the ionosphere: No process known to atmospheric physics would allow a specific local phenomenon like the stratwarm to propagate all the way from the stratosphere above the North Pole to the ionosphere above the equator...Some speculate that this trend is a product...
  • Get Green, Go Sterile?

    08/24/2009 8:25:37 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 13 replies · 741+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 24, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Get Green, Go Sterile? by: Bethany Stotts, August 24, 2009 Does going green mean humans should have fewer children? Two Oregon State University professors recently released a study which argued that parents are responsible for the carbon emissions of their offspring. The study is premised upon the concept that a mother and father each “inherit” responsibility for one half of their offspring’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, one quarter of each grandchild’s emissions, etc. Professors Paul Murtaugh and Michael Schlax conclude that, under current conditions, each U.S. “child adds about 9441 metric tons of carbon dioxide to the carbon legacy...
  • Obama’s Science Czar Said a Born Baby ‘Will Ultimately Develop Into a Human Being’

    07/29/2009 5:34:12 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 55 replies · 1,424+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 28, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Obama’s top science adviser said in a book he co-authored in 1973 that a newborn child “will ultimately develop into a human being” if he or she is properly fed and socialized. “The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being,” John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote in “Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions.” Holdren co-authored the book with Stanford professors Paul R. Ehrlich and...
  • Obama's Science Czar Considered Forced Abortions, Sterilization as Population Growth Solutions

    07/21/2009 11:27:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 1,181+ views
    Obama's Science Czar Considered Forced Abortions, Sterilization as Population Growth Solutions John Holdren, director of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, considered compulsory abortions and other Draconian measures to shrink the human population in a 1977 science textbook. By Joseph Abrams FOXNews.com Tuesday, July 21, 2009 President Obama's "science czar," Paul Holdren, once floated the idea of forced abortions, "compulsory sterilization," and the creation of a "Planetary Regime" that would oversee human population levels and control all natural resources as a means of protecting the planet -- controversial ideas his critics say should have been brought up...
  • Czar 54, Who Are You?

    07/20/2009 5:38:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,168+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 20, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leadership: Our new science czar, John Holdren, once backed compulsory sterilization and forced abortion as part of a government population-control program. The only thing missing was a Soylent Green recipe.In April, President Obama declared that "the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over." In everything from stem cell research to climate change and energy policy, reason and science would triumph. The problem is that what the Obama administration considers science, as exemplified by the choice of Holdren, is troubling. In a recently rediscovered 1977 book, "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," co-authored with doomsters Paul and Anne Ehrlich,...
  • Obama's Science Czar: Traditional family is obsolete, punish large families

    07/15/2009 11:57:59 AM PDT · by lifeisacarnival · 71 replies · 2,231+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07-15-2009 | David Freddoso
    "As United States taxpayers know, income tax laws have long implicitly encouraged marriage and childbearing...Such a pronatalist bias of course is no longer appropriate. In countries that are affluent enough for the majority of citizens to pay taxes, tax laws could be adjusted to favor (instead of penalize) single people, working wives, and small families. Other tax measures might also include high marriage fees, taxes on luxury baby goods and toys, and removal of family allowances where they exist. Other possibilities include the limitation of maternal or educational benefits to two children per family."
  • John Holdren, Obama's Science Czar: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save planet

    07/10/2009 9:48:47 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 232 replies · 7,486+ views
    Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens. The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both? These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States'...
  • Obama's Science Czar: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save the planet

    07/10/2009 9:34:37 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies · 1,496+ views
    Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens. The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States' Science Czar....
  • MSM Shuns Embarrassing 'The Population Bomb' Anniversary

    06/29/2008 3:36:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies · 602+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 29, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Today is the official publication date of The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment by Paul and Anne Ehrlich. The release of this book was timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the publication of Paul Ehrlich's once exceedingly popular "The Population Bomb" in 1968. If you expect to see much about either of these books in the mainstream media, you are in for a big disappointment. The MSM is avoiding the whole subject of Paul Ehrlich and his apocalyptic "The Population Bomb" like the plague nowadays. The reason is probably because it might draw embarrassing attention to...
  • Overpopulation

    06/09/2008 3:58:56 PM PDT · by frencle · 115 replies · 703+ views
    june9, 2008 | Galen Lutz
    The only truly critical factor affecting the earth is overpopulation. To make things it is an ignored topic because of political correctness. We will rid the earth of all its resources, and thereby eliminate humanity.
  • Population Implosion

    12/08/2007 3:13:57 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 107 replies · 253+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 2/15/2003 | Gene Edward Veith
    The president of Estonia goes on national TV to urge his countrymen to have more children. Russian President Vladimir Putin warns his parliament about "a serious crisis threatening Russia's survival": the nation's low birth rate. The government of Singapore is trying to reverse that country's birth dearth by sponsoring a massive taxpayer-funded matchmaking service. In 1968, Paul Ehrlich published The Population Bomb, panicking the world with dire predictions of a population explosion. By the year 2000, he predicted, the world would be so crowded that hundreds of millions would die of starvation. Although Mr. Ehrlich's prophecies have turned out to...
  • The Left's Global Warming Solution: No More Children! (Ben Shapiro: Leftist Eco-Nazism Alert)

    05/08/2007 10:45:18 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 1,069+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 05/09/2007 | Ben Shapiro
    Proving once again that foolish ideas don't die or fade away -- they walk the earth eternally, preying on the brains of the living -- scientists at a UK think tank have determined that the greatest threat to the planet is more human beings. "The effect on the planet of having one child less is an order of magnitude greater than all these other things we might do, such as switching off lights," explains Professor John Guillebaud, co-chairman of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT). "The greatest thing anyone in Britain could do to help the future of the planet would...
  • The Don Imuses of Environmentalism

    04/14/2007 5:45:10 AM PDT · by Leisler · 28 replies · 957+ views
    Open Market ^ | 4/12/2007 | John Berlau
    Here are some outrageous and racist comments by environmentalists. These are compiled and documented in my book Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism Is Hazardous to Your Health. John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club: Muir said American Indians are “mostly ugly, and some of them altogether hideous.” They “seemed to have no right place in the landscape,” he continued. Muir is still honored without qualification on the Sierra Club web site, which proclaims, “John Muir is as relevant today as he was over 100 years ago.” Paul Ehrlich, influential “overpopulation” guru and professor of population studies at Stanford University: In his best-selling book,...
  • Overselling Climate Change

    04/17/2006 1:26:34 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 25 replies · 713+ views
    BBC ^ | April 17, 2006 | staff
    Simon Cox reports on how scientists are becoming worried by the quality of research used to back up the most extreme climate predictions. Every week we are assailed by scare stories about the climate. Malaria in Africa, hurricanes in Florida, even the death of frogs in Latin America - all are being linked to global warming. But does the science behind these claims really stand up, or are the risks of climate change being oversold to win the battle for influence?
  • Wager between Julian Simon and Paul Ehrlich

    12/24/2005 7:57:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 251+ views
    The Free Dictionary ^ | since 1998 | Farlex (?)
    "The face-off occurred in the pages of Social Science Quarterly, where Simon challenged Ehrlich to put his money where his mouth was. In response to Ehrlich's published claim that 'If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000' - a proposition Simon regarded as too silly to bother with - Simon countered with 'a public offer to stake US$10,000 ... on my belief that the cost of non-government-controlled raw materials (including grain and oil) will not rise in the long run... If the inflation-adjusted prices of the various metals rose...
  • Population as a resource, not a bomb [Paul Ehrlich was wrong. Julian Simon was right.]

    12/03/2005 4:08:45 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies · 647+ views
    World Peace Herald ^ | November 11, 2005 | Lloyd Eby
    Viewpoint: Population as a resource, not a bomb By Lloyd Eby Special to World Peace Herald Published November 11, 2005 WASHINGTON -- Today's most widely accepted view on the growth of population worldwide and the effects of this population growth on human wealth and well-being and on the environment owes a lot to the work of Thomas Robert Malthus (1776-1834). In 1798 the first edition of Malthus's work that has come to be known as the "Essay on Population" was published. As one website puts it, "In this famous work, Malthus posited his hypothesis that (unchecked) population growth always exceeds...
  • Aliens Cause Global Warming (MUST READ)

    12/13/2004 2:48:24 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 113 replies · 8,755+ views
    crichton-official.com ^ | January 17, 2003 | Michael Crichton
    My topic today sounds humorous but unfortunately I am serious. I am going to argue that extraterrestrials lie behind global warming. Or to speak more precisely, I will argue that a belief in extraterrestrials has paved the way, in a progression of steps, to a belief in global warming. Charting this progression of belief will be my task today. Let me say at once that I have no desire to discourage anyone from believing in either extraterrestrials or global warming. That would be quite impossible to do. Rather, I want to discuss the history of several widely-publicized beliefs and to...
  • Feeding the World Man behind ‘Green Revolution’ turns 90

    03/28/2004 8:18:26 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 470+ views
    The Monitor ^ | March 25,2004
    Four decades ago, scientific doomsayers painted a bleak picture of the future. They claimed the world would be wracked by famine because dwindling resources would not be enough to feed an exploding population. They said nothing could stave off the looming famine. Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb, predicted in the 1968 book that hundreds of millions of people would starve to death in the 1970s and ’80s. One man proved them wrong — Dr. Norman Borlaug. The Nobel Peace-Prize-winning agronomist, who turns 90 today, is the man behind the “Green Revolution” — the boom in crop productivity and...
  • Tampa Bay tapped as new source of drinking water

    06/10/2003 3:27:15 AM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies · 295+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2003 | Associated Press
    <p>APOLLO BEACH, Florida (AP) -- The Tampa Bay area's burgeoning population of nearly 2 million people is tapping a new source for its drinking water -- salty Tampa Bay itself.</p> <p>The nation's first sea water desalination plant built to serve as a primary source of drinking water is providing water to Tampa, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey and surrounding cities.</p>
  • Please Freep my amazon.com review of Bjorn Lomborg's book "The Skeptical Environmentalist."

    06/19/2002 9:46:37 AM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies · 770+ views
    amazon.com has just posted my new review of Bjorn Lomborg's book "The Skeptical Environmentalist." (I submitted it 11 days ago, but they just posted it today.) At the end of my review on their website it asks "Was this review helpful to you?" Please go to the website and vote on my review. Thank you! Here is my review: Doomsayers are afraid that you might actually read this book June 8, 2002 Reviewer: grundle2600 Since Bjorn Lomborg's book "The Skeptical Environmentalist" was published in the United States last year, a lot of people have been very critical of Lomborg and...
  • Bono is Deaf on Africa (If not for Marxism, Africa would be the world's breadbasket)

    06/07/2002 10:25:42 AM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies · 149+ views
    National Review ^ | June 3, 2002 | Bruce Bartlett
    http://www.nationalreview.com/nrof_bartlett/bartlett060302.asp June 3, 2002, 8:45 a.m. Bono’s Deaf on Africa Trade, not aid, is the answer. By Bruce Bartlett Lately, Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill has been traveling throughout Africa with rock singer Bono, an outspoken advocate of debt relief and increased foreign aid for Africa. Why Mr. O'Neill agreed to this silly tour is a mystery, since it was a virtual certainty that it would only result in increased pressure on the U.S. — meaning U.S. taxpayers — to increase foreign aid. Predictably, Bono berated Mr. O'Neill for showing any degree of skepticism whatsoever that increased aid is the sole...
  • Bjorn Lomborg's critics have ignored 95% of his book, "The Skeptical Environmentalist."

    06/01/2002 12:47:58 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies · 807+ views
    Bjorn Lomborg is author of the book "The Skeptical Environmentalist." Since the book was published in the United States last year, a lot of people have been very critical of Lomborg and his book. That's fine. Healthy debate and disagreement over important issues is essential to the preservation of a free, open, democratic society. Some of Lomborg's critics have politely raised legitimate disagreements about some of Lomborg's statements, such as on Lomborg's statements about global warming, the amount of public land that's covered in forest, and the size of wild fish populations. However, even these polite and civil critics have...
  • PAT Answers - It's time to stop taking the likes of Paul Erlich seriously.

    04/17/2002 7:23:34 AM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies · 474+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | April 17, 2002 | BY PETE DU PONT
    <p>It's time to stop taking the likes of Paul Erlich seriously.</p> <p>On April 22 we will be celebrating three decades of environmental progress since the first Earth Day in 1970.Our air and water are cleaner, forest growth and food production are increasing, world hunger is decreasing, and the predicted population apocalypse never came. And all this good environmental news has come about because of an increasing economic prosperity that was supposed to doom us to death, disease and environmental destruction.</p>