Mon, 04/23/2012 - 12:57am — AmericanPatriot
It was not coincidental that the first Earth Day was on the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin. There are no real coincidences when it comes to Socialism.
The Left was looking for a way to continue its attack on Capitalism if the Vietnam War were to end. Forty-two years ago, some of the Earth Day supporters made their wild assertions,
“I’m scared,” Paul Ehrlich wrote in the 1970 Earth Day issue of Look. “I have a 14-year-old daughter whom I love very much. I know a lot of young people, and their world is being destroyed.
“My world is being destroyed. I’m 37 and I’d kind of like to live to be 67 in a reasonably pleasant world, and not die in some kind of holocaust in the next decade.”
Lord willing and the creek doesn’t rise, Ehrlich will turn 78 [80 in 2012] next month.
“We have about five more years at the outside to do something,” ecologist Kenneth Watt said at Swarthmore College in 1970.
Well, we must have done something right. We’re still here.
Maybe it was the leisure suits that saved us. That makes about as much sense as anything else.
“We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation,” wrote Washington University biologist Barry Commoner for a 1970 Earth Day issue of “Environment,” a scientific journal.
He did not put an end date to his prediction. But Ehrlich did.