All Hail Gaia; It’s Earth Week

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by: the Common Constitutionalist


In case you missed it, it was Earth Day yesterday. Frankly, I don’t know how you could. If you turn on the TV, a radio or went on any Internet search engine you could not help but notice the in-your-face green themes.

Oh, and I’m sure this is just a happy accident, but yesterday was also the birthday of Vladimir Lennon, one of the fathers of the Communist Revolution and the Soviet Union. But I’m sure that was just a coincidence, when the greenies decided to make Earth Day the 22nd of April. Not that green is well known to be the new (communist) red or anything. Not that some call them Watermelon radicals – Green on the outside – Red on the inside.

But if you missed yesterday’s festivities, take heart in your good luck. The Earth Day celebration is now a week long event. Hooray!!

So in the spirit of Earth week – let’s look back to the beginnings of Earth Day and some of the predictions made by the scientific geniuses some 40 or so years ago.

Let us start with a quote from the chief organizer of Earth Day, Denis Hayes in 1970. Remember, these are men of science not prone to hyperbole.

He said: “It’s already too late to avoid mass starvation.” Well, that’s a gloomy prediction.

Then there was Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich, who had quite a bit to say regarding the state of our planet in the ‘70s. “By 1975, some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.” He continued: “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next 10 years.”

Wow! Pretty bold prediction. Another gem from Dr. Ehrlich: “Air pollution… is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.”

I’m surprised there’s anyone left on the planet. To date, I don’t believe Dr. Ehrlich has been right about anything… ever.

But he’s a scientist. He doesn’t have to be right. Wait…maybe I have that backwards.

Noted ecologist Kenneth Watt had a few gems of scientific wisdom to impart to readers about 40 years ago. He claimed: “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate… that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, fill ‘er up buddy, and he’ll say, I am very sorry, there isn’t any.”

Of course, he couldn’t possibly have known in 2013, we’ve discovered more oil than we know what to do with. We’re just not allowed to access it. When I think about it, that whole “no gas at the pump thing” isn’t so far-fetched, considering the current administration.

Watt shared another pearl of undeniable truth with readers in the ‘70s: “The world has been chilling sharply for about 20 years. If present trends continue, the world will be about 4° colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but 11° colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”

Wait… What?! Global cooling?  My how things change in a geologic blink of an eye.

And finally, the words of George Wald, Harvard biologist. He works at Harvard, so he’s really smart and would never mislead or exaggerate. Dr. Wald said: “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”

Well, great. I guess we took the correct action. I feel better.

Have you ever noticed these “experts” were not only wrong about every prediction, but most of them seem to predict decades out. It’s as if they knew no one could dispute their wacky predictions for a generation and after some 40 years we amateurs wouldn’t be smart enough to call them out on their dimwitted apocalyptic prophecies.

And by that time our worrywart society would certainly be on to the next impending doom. Like, say… Global warming.

Happy Earth Week!!

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

3 comments on “All Hail Gaia; It’s Earth Week

  1. great article. 2 thoughts come to mind while reading this:obviously the whole global warming scare is being generated by certain individuals and companies who are profitting greatly through this nonsensical manipulation; funny how those same scientists way back when who were predicting famines are most likely the same folks who signed onto the ethinol boondoggle which has done more to cause any starvation in the world than anything usual,follow the money trail…

  2. Happy Earth Day all! Informative and entertaining article, C.C.

    I must confess an error of mine. Whether joke or fact, a man suing over religious displays said (supposedly), “The Christians have Easter, Christmas…the Jews have Passover and Hannukah. The Muslims have their own…but what for the atheists? WE have no holiday and it isn’t fair.”

    The judge referenced a Bible verse and said, “The atheists do indeed have their own holiday. It’s called April Fool’s Day. Case dismissed.”

    My error was that I thought they had just the one. I had forgotten Earth Day. Yes, I know that for some it IS a religion but it seems perfect for atheists, being Lenin’s birthday and all.

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