7 Enviro Predictions From Earth Day 1970 That Were Just Dead Wrong

7 Enviro Predictions From Earth Day 1970 That Were Just Dead Wrong.

Environmentalists truly believed and predicted during the first Earth Day in 1970 that the planet was doomed unless drastic actions were taken.

The predictions:

  1. Civilization Will End Within 15 Or 30 Years (Nobel-prize-wining Harvard biologist, advisor to Soviet Government)
  2. 100-200 Million People Per Year Will Be Starving To Death During The Next Ten Years
  3. Population Will Inevitably And Completely Outstrip Whatever Small Increases In Food Supplies We Make
  4. Demographers Agree Almost Unanimously … Thirty Years From Now, The Entire World … Will Be In Famine
  5. In A Decade, Urban Dwellers Will Have To Wear Gas Masks To Survive Air Pollution
  6. Childbearing [Will Be] A Punishable Crime Against Society, Unless The Parents Hold A Government License
  7. By The Year 2000 … There Won’t Be Any More Crude Oil

There are still people who take Earth Day seriously — must be some political advantage in it for them, because they sure aren’t advertising their intellectual prowess.