When They All Say…

by Einar Du Rietz

The Earth Went Blast Years Ago

…that you are heartless and denying the imminent threat to humanity, there is comfort.

Remember what the prominent scholars said when the Green hysteria really broke loose forty years ago.

Our friends at ihatethemedia.com regularly updates a list of quotes from those early days. The most recent compilation came in connection to the recent “Earth Day”. Well worth a look.

My personal favourite today is: “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: 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….”
• Life Magazine, January 1970

But maybe this one is even more intersting in the age of warming:

“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist


About the Author: Einar Du Rietz

Einar Du Rietz is a journalist and communications consultant based in Europe. He has authored several environmental reports for the Electrolux Group and written many blogs for the Center for the New Europe at CNE Environment.