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“The 1970s were a lousy decade.”

April 22nd, 2013 - 2:10 pm

As a recovering victim of large-collared shirts, it’s a sure thing I’m going to read any column with the lede quoted in the headline up above. Anyway, Jon Gabriel took on the unpleasant/hilarious work of collecting the 13 stupidest predictions from the very first Earth Day, held just in time to kick off America’s ugliest decade:

“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” — Harvard biologist George Wald

“We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.” — Washington University biologist Barry Commoner

“Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.” — New York Times editorial

“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

“Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born… [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

“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” — Denis Hayes, Chief organizer for Earth Day

Head on over to FreedomWorks for the the other seven.

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Hey, who are you to question these people? They are EXPERTS!!!

Crikey. And to think that a) these people still have credibility and b) their followers/believers are trying to run my life for "my own good". SMOD, you're a bit overdue.
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And all of these predictions were rolled into one campy movie that was typical of that era - Soylent Green is People!!!
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i'm pretty sure that civilization did end. i blame disco.
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Of course in the 1960's there was a prediction of a new Ice Age and we needed to do something immediately.
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