Today (I think it’s today, not totally up on these things), the hippie left celebrates “Earth Day,” which was co-founded by a radical hippie environmentalist who murdered his girlfriend and composted her body. You can honor Earth Day by starting a tire fire, or burning 9,180 gallons of jet fuel like the president did. They have roughly the same environmental impact.
This was making the rounds on Teh Facebooks earlier today:
Predictions made on the first Earth Day, 1970:
“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” – George Wald, Harvard Biologist
“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, the day after the first Earth Day
“By… 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, Stanford University biologist
“Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions….By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.” – Peter Gunter, professor, North Texas State University
“Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….” – Life Magazine, January 1970
This is the same crowd assuring us that “Global Warming is real, it is caused by human activity. The science is settled!”
Then, as now, the solution was the same: Enact the progressive socialist agenda, submit to Government control, dismantle global enterprise.