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Jon Gabriel has a nice Earth Day post plus 13 predictions from the 1970's. From Ricochet:
13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970
Today is Earth Day � an annual event first launched on April 22, 1970. The inaugural festivities (organized in part by then hippie and now convicted murderer Ira Einhorn) predicted death, destruction and disease unless we did exactly as progressives commanded. Sound familiar? Behold the coming apocalypse, as predicted on and around Earth Day, 1970:
And here are the first five -- eight more at the site:
  1. �Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.� � Harvard biologist George Wald
  2. �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
  3. �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
  4. �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
  5. �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
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