The Sky is Still Falling

We are being warned by an environmentalist that climate change “must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind.”   A representative of the World Metrological Organization warns that climate change can not be reversed.  One of the darlings of the environmental movement predicts world wide food shortages.  In ten years, he insists, there will be a massive food shortage in the US, causing the starvation deaths of hundreds of millions of people.  In twenty years the US population will be a mere 22.6 million, and England will not exist.

Another organization of experts predicts that the world will run out of gold, mercury and silver in fifteen years and petroleum copper, lead and natural gas in twenty.   Yet another pontificator tells us that we only have fifteen years before 75-85% of “All living animals will be extinct.”

Are you thinking of global warming?  Nope.  These were all global cooling scares from the late sixties and early seventies.  The food shortage expert was Dr. Paul Erlich who has a perfect record: every prediction he’s ever made has been wrong.  He’s never even been close.  Yet he still remains a hero of radical environmentalists.

Want more details?  All these quotes and facts came from a recent column by Walter Williams.  He goes on to point that that the experts were wrong then, wrong before that, and wrong before that.  With their almost perfect record of wrong predictions in the past, what would a reasonable person conclude about our more modern doomsayers?

2 Comment(s)

  1. I wonder if this is the guy Ted Turner has been listening to. He said something similar a few weeks ago.

    Tom | May 22, 2008 | Reply

  2. In the clip I saw he was predicting we’d all be cannibals in 50 years.

    And he wasn’t kidding.

    Perhaps we should make him watch Barbarella a few more times and convince him it’s a documentary. I’m sure he’s got a few copies of it around the house.

    Hittman | May 23, 2008 | Reply

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