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A Day Based on Misplaced Fears

hal_incandeza Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 7:32 AM Global warming.

The first Earth Day was observed on April 22, 1970 -- but the "celebration" was rather, well, funereal.  That's because the solons of the age predicted a global apocalypse was imminent -- and like the solons of today, they demanded government control to avert a certain disaster . . . that never happened.

To add some perspective to today's hysterical claims of global warming, behold earlier predictions of environmental catastrophe  cataloged by the Washington Policy Center:

“...civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind,” biologist George Wald, Harvard University, April 19, 1970.