The Prophets of Doom

On the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the Earth Day, the
Australian publishes an account by Hal G.P. Colebatch
of some of the most idiotic predictions by environmental prophets of
doom through the years. Thus, Nobel prize winner Wald predicted at the
time that “civilisation will end withing 15 or 30 years.” Paul
Ehrlich, author of the Population Bomb opined at the same time that
“the battle to feed humanity was lost”  and “England would not exist
in the year 2000.”


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