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    Like all Malthusians, the environmentalists have a nearly perfect forecasting record... perfectly wrong...
    1: “Civilization Will End Within 15 or 30 Years.”
    Harvard biologist Dr. George Wald warned shortly before the first Earth Day in 1970 that civilization would soon end “unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”

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    2: “100-200 Million People Per Year Will Be Starving to Death During the Next Ten Years.”
    Stanford professor Dr. Paul Ehrlich declared in April 1970 that mass starvation was imminent.

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    3: “Population Will Inevitably and Completely Outstrip Whatever Small Increases in Food Supplies We Make.”
    Paul Ehrlich also made the above claim in 1970, shortly before an agricultural revolution that caused the world’s food supply to rapidly increase.

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    4: “Demographers Agree Almost Unanimously … Thirty Years From Now, the Entire World … Will Be in Famine.”
    Environmentalists in 1970 truly believed in a scientific consensus predicting global famine due to population growth in the developing world, especially in India.

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    5: “In A Decade, Urban Dwellers Will Have to Wear Gas Masks to Survive Air Pollution.”
    Life magazine stated in January 1970 that scientist had “solid experimental and theoretical evidence” to believe that “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.”
    Despite the prediction, air quality has been improving worldwide according to the World Health Organization. Air pollution has also sharply declined in industrialized countries. Carbon dioxide (CO2), the gas environmentalists are worried about today, is odorless, invisible and harmless to humans in normal amounts.

    6: “Childbearing [Will Be] A Punishable Crime Against Society, Unless the Parents Hold a Government License.”
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    7: “By the Year 2000 … There Won’t Be Any More Crude Oil.”
    On Earth Day in 1970 ecologist Kenneth Watt famously predicted that the world would run out of oil saying, “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.’”

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    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/04/...spectacularly/
    Last edited by The Doctor; 23 Apr 16, 18:32.
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    You left out the new ice age we were promised!
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
      You left out the new ice age we were promised!
      That failed prediction came in the late 1970's and the Gorebots claim it never happened.

      Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
      Right...
      “Sorry, a TIME Magazine Cover Did Not Predict a Coming Ice Age”… It was just a TIME article.

      Posted on June 11, 2013 by David Middleton
      Guest Post by David Middleton

      You can always count in TIME magazine’s Bryan Walsh for a good laugh…



      Well, I suppose that Mr. Walsh is correct that a 1977 TIME magazine cover did not predict “another ice age.” The prediction (sort of a prediction) was from a 1974 TIME magazine article…


      The full text of the article can be accessed through Steve Goddard’s Real Science.

      TIME, like most of the mainstream-ish media, has acted like a climate weathervane over the years…



      Dan Gainor compiled a great timeline of media alarmism (both warming and cooling) in his Fire and Ice essay.

      While the 1977 TIME cover was a fake, this 1975 magazine cover and article were very real…



      Energy and Climate: Studies in Geophysics was a 1977 National Academies publication. It featured what appears to be the same temperature graph, clearly demonstrating a mid-20th century cooling trend…



      The mid-20th Century cooling trend is clearly present in the instrumental record, at least in the northern hemisphere…



      So, why are the warmists so obsessed with denying this? Is the mid-20th century cooling period so “inconvenient” that it has to be erased from history like the Medieval Warm Period?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
        You left out the new ice age we were promised!
        Don't worry..."Winter's coming!"

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