As we await the time when false prophets such as the fraud Bob Thiel will be rejected and injected into the lake of fire, let us take a walk into the past and examine another type of false prophet….
I have no doubt a few of our reader think the science on climate change is settled. The truth is, science is never settled. Consensus is not science. Consensus is the business of politics. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.
Paul R. Ehrlich, the wacky Stanford University professor best known for his 1968 book The Population Bomb, has been more wrong, more often, than any other when it comes to secular false prophets.
To be proven wrong time after time is apparently a important qualification for rogue professors in order to remain relevant. Of course it helps if your predictions are about catastrophes to come (5-10 years from now) which inevitably garners badly needed attention for this so called “professor.”
Doomsday predictions are the bread and butter of government researchers. Many of these ‘climate scientists’ depend on government grants to support themselves.
This time the doom approaching is because humans have started the sixth mass extinction event.
Paul Ehrlich “Perpetual growth is the creed of the cancer cell.”
Steve Mosher “I can hardly imagine a more derogatory description of the human family than comparing it to a cancer cell.”
Let’s take a look at all the wild forecasts that Ehrlich has made:
- 1968 “The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970’s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. At this late date nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate …”
1969 “By 1985 enough millions will have died to reduce the earth’s population to some acceptable level, like 1.5 billion people.”
1969 He predicted that by the end of the century the population of the US would be under 20 million, and our life expectancy would be around 40 years – due not to starvation, but to pesticides.
1970 “In ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish.”
- 1970 “When you reach a point where you realize further efforts will be futile, you may as well look after yourself and your friends and enjoy what little time you have left. That point for me is 1972.”
Actually, this retardation of science could become an existential threat in and of itself. In biology, an organism which ceases to grow is said to be in the process of dying.
- 1970’s “The train of events leading to the dissolution of India as a viable nation is already in motion.” His solutions to the overpopulation crisis:
Dumping sterilizing agents into water supplies, allowing only selected people the privilege of reproduction, and performing mass “triage” of nations, between those who don’t need help such as North America, Europe, etc. Those nations who are beyond help like India, Sub-Saharan Africa, and much of Asia, he said would be hell on earth by the 1980’s.
1971 “By the year 2000 the United Kingdom will be simply a small group of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million hungry people. …… I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.”
For over four decades this clown has made predictions about catastrophes due to famine, depletion of resources, disease, poisoning by pesticides, global warming and climate disruption. Every one of his predictions about the future has been, or is being proved wrong. His ability to look forward, even over short time periods is flawed.
Before the global warming alarm, it was “A Ice Age is Coming”
To combat the alleged man-made cooling, “experts” suggested all sorts of grandiose schemes, including some that in retrospect appear almost too comical to be real. “Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climate change, or even to allay its effects,” reported Newsweek in its 1975 article “The Cooling World,” which claimed that Earth’s temperature had been plunging for decades due to humanity’s activities. Some of the “more spectacular solutions” proposed by the cooling theorists at the time included “melting the arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers.”
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United Nations “Climate Refugees”
In 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warned that imminent sea-level rises, increased hurricanes, and desertification caused by “man-made global warming” would lead to massive population disruptions. In a handy map, the organization highlighted areas that were supposed to be particularly vulnerable in terms of producing “climate refugees.” Especially at risk were regions such as the Caribbean and low-lying Pacific islands, along with coastal areas.
The 2005 UNEP predictions claimed that, by 2010, some 50 million “climate refugees” would be frantically fleeing from those regions of the globe. However, not only did the areas in question fail to produce a single “climate refugee,” by 2010, population levels for those regions were actually still soaring. In many cases, the areas that were supposed to be producing waves of “climate refugees” and becoming uninhabitable turned out to be some of the fastest-growing places on Earth.
In the Bahamas, for example, according to the 2010 census, there was a major increase in population, going from around 300,000 in 2000 to more than 350,000 by 2010. The population of St. Lucia, meanwhile, grew by five percent during the same period. The Seychelles grew by about 10 percent. The Solomon Islands also witnessed a major population boom during that time frame, gaining another 100,000 people, or an increase of about 25 percent.
In China, meanwhile, the top six fastest growing cities were all within the areas highlighted by the UN as likely sources of “climate refugees.” Many of the fastest-growing U.S. cities were also within or close to “climate refugee” danger zones touted by the UN.
Rather than apologizing for its undisputable mistake after being first exposed by reporter Gavin Atkins at Asian Correspondent, the global body responded in typical alarmist fashion: with an Orwellian coverup seeking to erase all evidence of its ridiculous predictions. First, the UNEP took its “climate refugees” map down from the Web. That failed, of course, because the content was archived online prior to its disappearance down the UN “memory hole.
–The New American
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