Environmentalist Seers and Their Predictions

A treatise on whether anthropogenic global warming is fact or simply a reason for rich folks to get richer by selling 21st century indulgences, is not the intention of this post. What we can all agree on is that whatever degree of global warming exists can be blamed on the Sun so maybe we can ask it to purchase indulgences carbon credits.

Whatever the case, I did think the following column by Prof. Walter E. Williams of George Mason University interesting,
Environmentalists’ Wild Predictions

A sample,

At the first Earth Day celebration, in 1969, environmentalist Nigel Calder warned, “The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind.” C.C. Wallen of the World Meteorological Organization said, “The cooling since 1940 has been large enough and consistent enough that it will not soon be reversed.”

Right, next thing you know we’ll be told that the global warming will be death of us all, oh wait a minute…


3 Responses to Environmentalist Seers and Their Predictions

  1. Bill Nettles says:

    Environmentalist militants have nothing but doom and gloom to rejoice in. Only when man is dead will they have solved the problem. But they mourn that man might die.

    It’s always man’s fault, ala Rousseau and the noble savage.

  2. Calder wrote the above in 1975, not 1969; a college professor should know to check his facts. But better yet; Calder is no environmentalist; he’s actually an anthropogenic global warming denialist, who supports the theory that cosmic rays cause climate change.

    Hard to see how anybody could be so completely wrong in one short sentence.

  3. Laz says:

    Gerard, thanks for your input, perhaps you can email the Prof so as to bring him back from error.

    By the way, one can still be an environmentalist while being a “anthropogenic global warming denialist”.

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