Sunday, April 26, 2009

Our Amazing Planet: "Earth Day Predictions of 1970"

Earth Day predictions of 1970. The reason you shouldn’t believe Earth Day predictions of 2009.

“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

“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

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

Here we are, 39 years later
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Go to the site for more predictions. In case you didn't catch it, all these predictions were made over 39 yrs ago. :)

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