Happy Earth Day!

22 Apr

The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970.  People came together to rally against pollution and population growth.

I’m sure this is a coincidence, but Earth Day also happens to be the same day as Vladimir Lenin’s birthday.  Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet Premier after Joseph Stalin, decided in 1955 that the country should celebrate their national political philosophy, communism. He chose as the day, April 22, Vladimir Lenin’s birthday, a tribute to the founder of the Soviet Union. (Again, I’m sure it’s just a coincidence)

I bet you also didn’t know that one of the people who claim to be one of the founders of the first Earth Day was Ira Einhorn (a.k.a. “The Unicorn Killer”).

But, enough about that, let’s take a look at some of the apocalyptic predictions from the Earth Day 1970:

*”We have about five more years at the outside to do something,” – ecologist Kenneth Watt stated to a Swarthmore College audience

*”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,” wrote Washington University biologist Barry Commoner in the Earth Day issue of the scholarly journal Environment.

*”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 page

Also, imminent global famine caused by the explosion of the “population bomb” was the big issue on Earth Day 1970. One of the chief alarmists of the time was Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich. Here are some of Ehrlich’s quotes of the doom that was sure to come:

*”Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” he confidently declared in an interview with then-radical journalist Peter Collier in the April 1970 Mademoiselle

*”The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years”

*”Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born,” wrote Ehrlich in an essay titled “Eco-Catastrophe!,” which ran in the special Earth Day issue of the radical magazine Ramparts

*”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”

*”Between 1980 and 1989, some 4 billion people, including 65 million Americans, will perish in the “Great Die-Off.” Ehrlich stated in the Earth Day issue of The Progressive

Some other fun quotes from Paul Ehrlich’s pals:

*”It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,declared Denis Hayes, the chief organizer for Earth Day, in the Spring 1970 issue of The Living Wilderness

*”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, a professor at North Texas State University

None of the predictions from these people have come true.  Yet the media continues to prop up modern-day alarmists like Al Gore, who has pushed his error-filled propaganda movie on children all over the world.  The good news is that polls are showing that the number of Americans who are buying this nonsense continues to drop.

Quotes from this article can be found here.

More information on these frauds can be found here.

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