View Full Version : If only we would have listened 40 years ago!

04-22-2010, 09:15 AM
At the time I was a brain washed teen about to enter high school, and I was a devout true believer ... until I started paying attention to the reality around me.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The world will be “...eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age,” Kenneth Watt, speaking at Swarthmore University, April 19, 1970. </div></div>
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Because of increased dust, cloud cover and water vapor “...the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born,” Newsweek magazine, January 26, 1970. </div></div>
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">By 1995, “...somewhere between 75 and 85 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.” Sen. Gaylord Nelson, quoting Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, Look magazine, April 1970. </div></div>
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">“By 1985, air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half...” Life magazine, January 1970. </div></div>
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">“...air pollution...is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone,” Paul Ehrlich, interview in Mademoiselle magazine, April 1970. </div></div>
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” Earth Day organizer Denis Hayes, The Living Wilderness, Spring 1970. </div></div>
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">“By the year 2000...the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America and Australia, will be in famine,” Peter Gunter, North Texas State University, The Living Wilderness, Spring 1970. </div></div>
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">“...civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind,” biologist George Wald, Harvard University, April 19, 1970. </div></div>

&gt;&gt;&gt;OH, THE HUMANITY&lt;&lt;&lt; (http://www.washingtonpolicy.org/pressroom/pressreleases/4_22_2008.html)


04-22-2010, 09:01 PM
The fact is that because some very intelligent people pulled the alarm, we were able to fix those problems before any of the dire predictions came true. Thank goodness our leadership was smart enough to take those warning seriously and take the appropriate action or we may all be dead by now.

04-23-2010, 05:40 AM
The fact is that the "solutions" offered by the greens then are the same as they are now ... humanity is evil and our numbers need reduction, as calculated by the state, and capitalism must end.

The reality is that what has improved the environment ... what has improved our supply of food ... what has extended our life spans ... is capitalism.

What has driven every war in history ... what has been behind all modern famine ... what has crushed millions of people ... is runaway statism.


04-23-2010, 09:11 AM
Freedom does not come free and freedom means shouldering major responsibility. Freedom is hard work and it's about time that we all begin to experience some freedom from our freedom.