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Mispredictions from 'Earth Day,' 1970

Mispredictions from 'Earth Day,' 1970

POSTED: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 3:33pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 6:58am

This is “Earth Day.”

It started back in 1970.

Back then, I was 11-years-old and remembered hearing all this stuff, tales of mistreating “Mother Earth” and soon we’re going to die.

For the sake of time, I must abbreviate.

We have about five more years at the outside to do something. Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years, unless we change, the nation will not survive. Man must stop pollution or be extinct. We'll be starving and the death rate will increase until at least 100 - 200-million people, per year, will be starving to death during the next ten years.

By 1975, some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.

By 1975, widespread famines will begin in India, and we'll be wearing gas masks.

The nitrogen build-up will cause filtered light and none of our land will be usable.

Air pollution will kill hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.

We are prospecting for the very last of our resources.

By the year 2000, if present trends continue, there will be no more crude oil.

In 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.

The world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990 and we'll head toward an ice age.

They were nothing, but wrong.

Why should we believe them now?

That’s my point of view, what's yours?

You can e-mail me at or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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From forty-five years ago I most remember the environmentalist were concerned that the Alaskan pipeline would disrupt the migrations of the Caribou and cause the mass extinction of the species.The pipeline remained closed until the Arab Oil Embargo and oil shot-up in price to $30/Bbl. Then the pipeline opened, the caribou flourished and socialist media created the term "Big Oil", a villain to the environment. Nowadays, what Keystoners call an oil spill, we used to call a black-top road.

I so agree

this is a great example of creating news to make news. Gosh, I also remember the 1st Earth Day & its predictions.
If you want 'air' time; say something no one can prove but it is outrageous.
I thank you for your expose of this type of 'reporting'.
Now if we can get more 'facts' before another 45 years go by!!!!

I have heard the same foolishness and nonsense. I have no time for anything but the Truth and they wouldn't know that if it bit them. This is about agendas and changing America. Change agents

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