Mispredictions from 'Earth Day,' 1970
POSTED: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 3:33pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 6:58am
Tyler, TX (KETK) — 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?