Earth Day Predictions are no more accurate today than 39 years ago...
Earth Day predictions of 1970. The reason you shouldn’t believe Earth Day predictions of 2009. I was there, we all thought we were going to die....
April 22, 2009, 4:00 am
Luckily, we haven't run out of oil, but we have exhausted our supply of 70s fashion.
For the next 24 hours, the media will assault us with tales of imminent disaster that always accompany the annual Earth Day Doom & Gloom Extravaganza.
Ignore them. They’ll be wrong. We’re confident in saying that because they’ve always been wrong. And always will be.
Need proof? Here are some of the hilarious, spectacularly wrong predictions made on the occasion of Earth Day 1970.
“We have about five more years at the outside to do something.”
• Kenneth Watt, ecologist
“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
• George Wald, Harvard Biologist
“We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.”
• Barry Commoner, Washington University biologist
“Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”
• New York Times editorial, the day after the first Earth Day
“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 ten years.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist
“By… 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.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist
“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,”
• Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day
“Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions….By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”
• Peter Gunter, professor, North Texas State University
“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
“At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist
Stanford's Paul Ehrlich announces that the sky is falling.
“Air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist
“We are prospecting for the very last of our resources and using up the nonrenewable things many times faster than we are finding new ones.”
• Martin Litton, Sierra Club director
“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.’”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist
“Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”
• Sen. Gaylord Nelson
“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years,” he declared. “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
Keep these predictions in mind when you hear the same predictions made today. They’ve been making the same predictions for 39 years. And they’re going to continue making them until…well…forever.
Here we are, 39 years later and the economy sucks, but the ecology’s fine. In fact this planet is doing a lot better than the planet on which those green lunatics live.
Putting a Twist on Them...
We aren't beaten yet. Barack Hussein Obama is young, relatively good looking, had oodles of cash (spending about twice as much as his opponents), a tremendous organization and the hopes of an entire race of people who turned out enmasse just to vote for him. He may have had some nefarious doings in the way of iffy voter registrations and Secretaries of State (as in Ohio) but that doesn't seem to have been as widespread as feared. His opponent couldn't energize his base until he selected a woman who had joined the NRA before her political career, who is conservative as a life style and not as a campaign ad as his running mate. Still, in spite of ALL that, Obama was only able to garner 52.53% of the popular vote or 64,975,682 to 57,118,380 for McCain/Palin (with no other party garnering more than 700,000 votes).
I was reading Bill Whittle's comments and I'd say that he agrees. We aren't defeated unless we surrender. We can't surrender. There's no reason to surrender. So what do we do? We rally the troops and we engage the enemy.
I'm puzzled by atheists. For people who supposedly believe in nothing they sure believe that Christians need to be silenced, don't they? Well, everyone believes in something. I believe in God, specifically I'm a Christian. A Christian, in the broadest sense of the word, is one who believes Jesus Christ was sent by God to die for our sins and that Jesus did die for our sins. Dig deeper and there are a lot of variations on the theme. Atheists believe in nothing. At least that's the story they tell.
So you might say, "What's so puzzling to you Hobie?" Well let me try to explain. Atheists are worried that Christians (and presumably other religionists after the Christians are eliminated/silenced) are trying to force their ideas on them. But it matters not at all that they are trying to force their ideas on Christians. They do it all the time with trying to remove the Ten Commandments from this or that place, eliminate crosses in public places, even to writing books and making movies that promote the atheist idea (dare I say atheist belief?).
The biggest thing right now as spotlighted by "The Golden Compass" and "Expelled" is that atheists are trying to force everyone to believe as they do (did I just say an atheist believes?) whether it is simply to reject Christianity (why is it they don't worry so much about Islam?) or to actively support what is now called "Darwinism". I find that interesting.
Only in this country supposedly "dominated" by Christians can atheists freely express their views. In Muslim countries they'd likely be silenced (and that would be the least of their worries). So, again, why is it I'm such a threat?
Is Al Gore or is Barack Obama Satan on Earth
Got your attention? Good. Put me on your hate list, your short list, whatever. I'm not changing my mind, I'm not going to submit to liars.
The case for Al Gore is based on his grand deception which he refers to as Global Warming. OK, now it is Global Climate Change. Is it happening? Yeah, sure, and it has been for the entire existence of the planet. Every day of every year since the ball got glued together by gravitational forces. It has made life here possible. BUT, and this is the thing, it is NOT dependent on we pitiful humans to affect it. The sun, the atmosphere, and the volcanic spittle of the earth itself, but mostly the sun control our temperatures. That is the great deception that Al Gore has promulgated and in doing so he appeals to the worst of human weaknesses, greed and pride. Greed on the part of farmers who are profiting from selling corn at high prices (too high to be used as food by the poorest of people in some countries) because of government mandates for ethanol fuel that is less efficient and more costly than gasoline (further harming the poor). Greed on the part of purveyors of the Carbon Credit, a scam of monumental proportions. Pride for those who falsely think they are, can, will affect the climate of the planet. Pride for those who think that they alone know all things and can tell the rest of us what to do, how to do. Pride for Al Gore as well. Al Gore who lives in a 20,000 sq. ft. house that he finally made "green" after it was disclosed that the "evil" President George Bush's house in Crawford, TX was truly a "green" home. Al Gore who jets all across the world promoting limitations on our choices to travel and live. Al Gore who profits from the sale of carbon credits. And so, Al Gore, a great deceiver who has harmed all mankind with his deception is a candidate for Satan on Earth.
So, what is the case for Barack Hussein Obama as Satan on Earth? (NOTE: it is just FUN to use BHO's middle name as it ticks some of you off big time. In truth it means nothing to him or to me. We know that he isn't Muslim.) Well, he too is a great deceiver. For example, he says he is a Christian who has attended this particular church for over 20 years and given over $20K to the church and yet never heard of nor knew of the pastor's race hatred "theology". BHO has said that he checks with his pastor before making major decisions, is inspired by his sermons, has been married by, had his children baptized by and attended services by this man and yet he says
Let me say at the outset that I vehemently disagree and strongly condemn the statements that have been the subject of this controversy. I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies. I also believe that words that degrade individuals have no place in our public dialogue, whether it's on the campaign stump or in the pulpit. In sum, I reject outright the statements by Rev. Wright that are at issue.
But I must ask, have we found all the things that the Reverend has said on the subject? And what man puts up with vehemently disagreeing with his pastor for 20+ years? Further, BHO has given speech after speech in which he purports to be for change (like that espoused by his pastor?) but gave no specifics. When he did give specifics it was to tax each and every one of us to the point that half of all we had or earned would be seized by the government. Who among us would have hope then? And so Barack Hussein Obama, a deceiver who would have us think that he would unite us when he is in fact a racist who would take all we produce is candidate for Satan on Earth.
Got some comments? More candidates? Let's hear it...
We have had a lot of requests to replay the phone call that Pastor Mike shared during our church service on Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2007.
Here you'll find the video clip that was created just for you. We've placed the video on YouTube so that you can watch it and share with family and friends.
Logan is a 13 year-old boy who lives on a ranch in a very small town in Nebraska. Logan listens to Christian Radio station 89.3FM KSBJ which broadcasts from Houston, TX. Logan called the radio station distraught because he had to take down a calf . His words have wisdom beyond his years.
Since airing the audio of the phone call and now the making of the video clip, it has taken on a life of its own. People are forwarding it all over the world. We encourage you to share the love of Christ with anyone you can.
(**Sky Angel is a family safe broadcasting service that is offered on satellite. KSBJ is a local Houston Christian music radio station. Video clip produced with love by Frank Lozano. Hear the entire message at ValenicaHills.com)
Kilts are Gay. Say WHAT!?!
I can't believe what you see on the internet that just makes you want to reach for rolls (and rolls) of duct tape. I mean there are some loonies out there. Whoever is blogging for Sam Brownback here at Baptists for Brownback is just right on over the edge. What a maroon! Their post, The Sissification of Seattle is a display of pseudo-Christian intolerance nearly as bad in implication as the loonies at Westboro Baptist (notice a similiarity here?) led by "Reverand" Jim Phelps are in their actual behavior. The poster went so far in his stupid attack on kilts as homosexual "dress" that he included USMC 1SG Farr as a link to "Sick man-skirt web page". After centuries of traditional wear of the kilt and similar in "Christian" communities these imbecile believes that commercial production in Seattle is reason enough to damn the whole lot of kilt makers and wearers. He sure is demonstrating a good grasp of logic there isn't he? Wonder what Jesus wore, wasn't that a shift/dress?...
Voice of Insanity
I was standing in the auto repair shop Wednesday morning when the latest Adam Gadahn video where the Treasonous Californian Al Qaedea operative makes is (il)legitimate demands and noticed something strange...
This loonie's vocal paterns are suprisingly similar to those of That Stupid Git who shot up Virginia Tech.
Perhaps someone more knowledgeable about labile speech can do a cross comparison, but it sure looks to me like there is a corelation between clinical insanity and terrorist ideation...
In Memoriam - Jerry FalwellOn Tuesday morning, May 15, 2007, the 73-year-old Reverend Jerry Falwell was discovered without a pulse in his office at Liberty and pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later. Dr. Carl Moore, Falwell's physician, said he had a heart condition and presumably died of a heart rhythm abnormality. His funeral was set for May 22.
A lot has been written of Rev. Falwell's growth of his church, political endeavors and controversial comments. I really don't care about that today. Like many people in Virginia, I actually met Jerry when he conducted a funeral service for another NCO. He clearly cared for both my friend and the family (who were/are members of his congregation) and he conducted the service without notes extemporaneously speaking for about 20 minutes. I have never spoken with anyone who has had a closer relationship with him who did not like him. That's pretty good for this world. I think perhaps he is well placed on the other side as well. He was truly God's servant.
Iran and Islam
This, boys and girls, is what the islamists want for you. I find it ironic that those who claim to be most for personal liberty, who are the most libertine are anxious that we might beat back the radical islamists who are THE terrorists of the world today. I suppose these folks feel that they will be accepted for who and what they are and excepted from the consequences of Sharia law. Perhaps they think their money will buy them freedom and don't think that the mullahs will confiscate their money as a fine for their behavior and then execute them.
This is a long film. It will take about 46 minutes or more of your time. I hope you watch it, but you can, of course, pass it by and not trouble yourself.
Culture of Corruption - Al Gore (UPDATE)
Well it seems that Al Gore buys those carbon credits (indugences, I've heard them called, from the Church of the Holy Global Warming) from HIMSELF! Yep, he owns a company which sells carbon credits and he buys those from himself so that he can do what he does without guilt. Now THAT'S corruption!
Meanwhile old GW is quietly recycling water, using efficient heat pumps and using less energy in his single 4000 sq ft home than Al Gore, but GW is EVIL. If you can figure out that logic you're pretty darn good because cultists don't use logic, do they?
Long Gone but...I've been to Houston and Pensacola, good times.
Got to see my son. He should lay off the fast food but it sure was good to see him.
Attended June 24th service at Lakewood Church in Houston. Met Joel and Victoria Osteen. Interesting. Many genuinely enthusiastic worshipers, good organization with some hard working folks, great programs.
For us, the American ideal is personified in the concept of self-reliance, work ethic, honesty/forthrightness, decency, personal property rights, family, religion, an ability to defend oneself from criminals and crooked politicians, and personal responsibility.