Earth Day! It's all about the wailing, gnashing of teeth, and inane predictions of environmental doom . . .
First Earth Day: 18 failed predictions of apocalypse
. . . doom I tell ya, doom!
I don't know what it is about Earth Day but it always brings out the wackadoos. Here's a sampler!
"1. Harvard biologist George Wald estimated that “civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
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,” wrote Washington University biologist Barry Commoner in the Earth Day issue of the scholarly journal Environment.
3. The day after the first Earth Day, the New York Times editorial page warned, “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.'"
Here, here George! Agreed, narrow self interested, Boomers! RIP, George. And thanks for all the fish!