Recycling Ehrlich?

A prediction of human extinction in 100 years is used in the climate change propaganda.  From Reuters, A child born today may live to see humanity’s end, unless…

Humans will be extinct in 100 years because the planet will be uninhabitable, according to Australian microbiologist Frank Fenner, one of the leaders of the effort to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. He blames overcrowding, denuded resources and climate change.

Fenner’s prediction is not a sure bet, but he is correct that there is no way emissions reductions will be enough to save us from our trend toward doom. And there doesn’t seem to be any big global rush to reduce emissions, anyway. When the G7 called on Monday for all countries to reduce carbon emissions to zero in the next 85 years, the scientific reaction was unanimous: That’s far too late.

Remainder here.

Overpopulation, resource depletion and climate change seem to be straight out of Ehrlich’s predictions other than it’s now global warming.  Fenner’s prediction of extinction in 100 years is from 2010, so the article is recycling that prediction.

Predictions of extinction and resource depletion have been somewhat overstated, but the propagandists don’t seem to notice.


2 responses to “Recycling Ehrlich?

  1. But when we’re all gone, there will nobody left to listen to the doomsayers – even via Ouija boards.
    OTOH, there will be nobody around to try to scare everybody with AGW fairy tales.
    In the end, eschatology is ultimately self-destructive. 🙂

  2. Friend of John Galt

    Based on this report, the only sensible thing is for all “warmest” to commit communal suicide. That would immediately relieve the population stress.

    It’s too bad I can’t make a wager with the report’s author on this, since he is already 93 years old and not likely to live long enough to see that his doomsayer article is as wrong, as was every past such “the end is near” proclamation.

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