In Stockholm, 1972, the United Nations made a declaration about what they defined as the human environment. A cursory reading of the twenty five principles looks like the road map for the no coal mines, save the planet and polar bears, zero carbon, don’t have children, driverless car technology, transhuman future that we live in today. Here’s a few prescient words courtesy of Principle 3:
“We see around us growing evidence of man-made harm in many regions of the earth: dangerous levels of pollution in water, air, earth and living beings; major and undesirable disturbances to the ecological balance of the biosphere; destruction and depletion of irreplaceable resources; and gross deficiencies, harmful to the physical, mental and social health of man, in the man-made environment, particularly in the living and working environment.”
Of course, depleted uranium, Pacific Ocean plastic, chemtrails, mono crop GMOs, pesticides and oil spills are okay, and be sure you purchase mercury laden light bulbs. Gloom and doom sells like blood and gore, hope and fear and chocolate and peanut butter. Selling environmental catastrophe is profitable for a few, stealing from many. According to an article from Andrew Follett, there have been seven predictions of doom courtesy of Earth Day that all boiled down to a bunch of baloney. Here’s the list, courtesy of WattsUpWithThat.com:
“1: ‘Civilization Will End Within 15 or 30 Years.’
Harvard biologist Dr. George Wald warned shortly before the first Earth Day in 1970 that civilization would soon end ‘unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.’
2: ‘100-200 Million People Per Year Will Be Starving to Death During the Next Ten Years.’
Stanford professor Dr. Paul Ehrlich declared in April 1970 that mass starvation was imminent. [This is the Dr. Paul Ehrlich the Science Czar for President Obama.]… Ehrlich is largely responsible for this view, having co-published “The Population Bomb” with The Sierra Club in 1968.
3: ‘Population Will Inevitably and Completely Outstrip Whatever Small Increases in Food Supplies We Make.’
Paul Ehrlich also made the above claim in 1970, shortly before an agricultural revolution that caused the world’s food supply to rapidly increase.
4: ‘Demographers Agree Almost Unanimously … Thirty Years From Now, the Entire World … Will Be in Famine.’
Environmentalists in 1970 truly believed in a scientific consensus predicting global famine due to population growth in the developing world, especially in India. [GMOs, the loss of seed sovereignty, man induced drought, poverty and lack of distribution can certainly lead to famine, but it’s not global, yet.]
5: ‘In A Decade, Urban Dwellers Will Have to Wear Gas Masks to Survive Air Pollution.’
Life magazine stated in January 1970 that scientist had “solid experimental and theoretical evidence” to believe that “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.”… Carbon dioxide (CO2), the gas environmentalists are worried about today, is odorless, invisible and harmless to humans in normal amounts.
[Are you ready for two more planet mongering human caused catastrophic dire predictions that were used to socially engineer and mind control our current crop of climate change enthusiasts?]
6: ‘Childbearing [Will Be] A Punishable Crime Against Society, Unless the Parents Hold a Government License.’
David Brower, the first executive director of The Sierra Club made the above claim and went on to say that ‘[a]ll potential parents [should be] required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.’
7: ‘By the Year 2000 … There Won’t Be Any More Crude Oil.’
On Earth Day in 1970 ecologist Kenneth Watt famously predicted that the world would run out of oil saying, ‘You’ll drive up to the pump and say, ‘Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, ‘I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’'”
It’s astonishing what liars will do to make money. Seems that never changes, huh?