Earth Day is more focused on doom than on positive outcomes.
In case you missed it, Earth Day was a few days ago. It’s a miserable day, celebrated by miserable people, seeking to force their misery and pessimism upon the world.
Misery? Pessimism? Earth Day has never been about hope and optimism. From day one through the present, the environmental movement is all about doom and gloom. Here are some examples from the very first Earth Day in 1970 …
... Paul Ehrlich, an American biologist and educator who is the Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University and president of Stanford's Center for Conservation Biology, said that air pollution would “take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.”
Ehrlich, now 81 years-old, also said, “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.” He made many more dire predictions in his book, “The Population Bomb,” published in 1968. He also declared that by the middle of the 70s, “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.”
Cheery guy, huh? Actually, compared to some of the other speakers, Ehrlich was a Pollyanna. Denis Hayes, who organized the very first Earth Day that occurred on April 22, 1970, said “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.”
Harvard biologist George Wald predicted, “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
It gets better (or worse). Ecologist Kenneth Watt declared, “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”