Happy Earth Day

Earth Day is the longest ongoing celebration of Hitler’s birthday, since 1970. Here are some of the genocidal fantasies from the organizers of the first Earth Day.

“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

“By 1975 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

“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

1970 Earth Day Forecasts

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28 Responses to Happy Earth Day

    • R. Shearer says:

      LOL, at least he wasn’t hypocritical about composting.

    • Steve Case says:

      Thanks for posting that. That sort of stuff is always great to post on my favorite left-wing web sites.

    • Menicholas says:

      I do not have the time to take to read this article, but I am from Philly, and know of Ira Einhorn’s arrest from newspaper reports as it happened.
      IIRC, when the detective knocked on his door to make inquiries, Einhorn answered the door completely naked.
      He was a master manipulator, and knew that this was very disconcerting for most people.
      Anyway, it turned out that at that time, which was years after her disappearance, she was stuffed into a trunk, wrapped in plastic, and still in the apartment they had shared.

  1. TA says:

    As we can see from the article, “gloom and doom” have been around for a long time in human history. If there is not a crisis to get worked up about, people will create a crisis out of thin air. Some people just need to live in a crisis atmosphere, or they don’t fell alive. The problem begins when they want you to live in their crisis world with them.

    • CheshireRed says:

      Absolutely right. A crisis allows levels of intervention that ordinarily would see them told to get lost. See Harry Teasley’s rules of bureaucracy:

      Rule #1: Maintain the problem at all costs! The problem is the basis of power, perks, privileges, and security.
      Rule #2: Use crisis and perceived crisis to increase your power and control.
      Rule 2a. Force 11th-hour decisions, threaten the loss of options and opportunities, and limit the opposition’s opportunity to review and critique.
      Rule #3: If there are not enough crises, manufacture them, even from nature, where none exist.
      Rule #4: Control the flow and release of information while feigning openness.
      Rule 4a: Deny, delay, obfuscate, spin, and lie.
      Rule #5: Maximize public-relations exposure by creating a cover story that appeals to the universal need to help people.
      Rule #6: Create vested support groups by distributing concentrated benefits and/or entitlements to these special interests, while distributing the costs broadly to one’s political opponents.
      Rule #7: Demonize the truth tellers who have the temerity to say, “The emperor has no clothes.”
      Rule 7a: Accuse the truth teller of one’s own defects, deficiencies, crimes, and misdemeanours.

  2. R. Shearer says:

    Cold and miserable in DC – Gore effect in action.

    http://www.earthcam.com/usa/dc/nationalmall/?cam=nationalmall

  3. Latitude says:

    November 2, 1922,
    The Washington Post
    ………… 94 years ago.

    “”The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and
    in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a
    report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulate at Bergen Norway

    Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical
    change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone.

    Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far
    north as 81 degrees 29 minutes.

    Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the Gulf Stream still very
    warm.

    Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

    Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while
    vast shoals of herring and smelt which have never before ventured so far
    north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.

    Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will
    rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.”””

  4. Bill Junga says:

    April 22,1870 is the date of Vladimir Lenin’s birth.
    Another person had he not been born would have been better for humanity and the world.

  5. Colorado Wellington says:

    Anyone interested in the history of the Green movement and its Nazi roots will benefit from reading Martin Durkin’s excellent treatise.

    http://www.martindurkin.com/blogs/nazi-greens-inconvenient-history
    http://www.martindurkin.com/blogs/greens-warning-history-volume-one
    http://www.martindurkin.com/blogs/greens-warning-history-volume-one

  6. Colorado Wellington says:

    To ad color to Durkin’s historical work, one may also read the biography of August Haußleiter, one of the founders of the German Green Party, Die Grünen.

    Anticipating (correctly) the subsequent outlawing of the Socialist Reich Party (SRP), on 4 October 1952 Haußleiter instigated a meeting with Karl-Heinz Priester, a right-wing extremist who had recently established his own “Deutsch-Soziale Bewegung” (literally “German Social Movement”). Their purpose was to discuss how they might, along with Werner Boll of the Deutsche Reichspartei (German National Party) work together to pick up SRP activists after their own party had been banned (as indeed, in West Germany, it was, along with the Communist Party, in 1956).[30] Haußleiter further burnished his credentials as a right wing extremist during this period with his contributions to the right-wing newspaper, Nation Europa, frequently identified as a pro-Nazi publication.

    The AUD failed to gain traction with he German electorate, and in preparation for the European Parliament election of 1979 it joined together with various other fringe political groupings, most of them recently emerged as part of the surge in environmental awareness and concern that was a feature of the 1970s in West Germany. They presented themselves initially as a “joint list” under the name “Sonstige politische Vereinigung Die Grünen”. Haußleiter produced a newspaper for the political grouping which some suggested was simply a continuation of the party newspaper he had hitherto been producing for the AUD, but it came with a new name, “Die Grünen” (“The Greens”).

    He became a spokesman for the new grouping/party, which consciously refused to define itself in terms of “left-right” politics and also, possibly to avoid a public “left-right” split, resisted the idea of electing a single party leader.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Hau%C3%9Fleiter

    It is a delicious irony that brown is made by combining red and green.

    Happy Earth Day.

  7. Menicholas says:

    Tony, April 22nd is Vladimir Lenin’s birthday.
    Hitler was born on April 20th.

  8. This is like Access to Energy satirizing Heil Erde day. Petr Beckmann commented on George Wald: “What we would like to see is Prof. Wald removing Mrs. Caldicott’s appendix, using anaesthetics prepared by Paul Brodeur.” Barry Cowmanure: “ex-scientists like Barry Commoner”; Ehrlich: “ex-scientists like Paul Ehrlich,” Hayes “Dennis Hayes has been fired from his post of Director of the Solar Energy Research Institute”. Kenneth Watt was fortunate to be beneath Beckmann’s contempt.

  9. gregole says:

    Ah, 1970. Earth Day. Tony, you make me feel young again!

    Ehrlich and Holdren. Overpopulation. The Population Bomb. Man-Made Pollution blocking out the sun. World-wide mass famine. Immanent Ice Age. Nuclear Winter. The Secret Life of Plants. Club of Rome. Scarce resources. Our Plundered Planet. Famine 1975, Who will Survive?

    A year and a half later I joined the Army and in my free time I read all those silly books.

    Amazing how all that 70s nonsense is conveniently forgotten and was replaced by Man-Made Global Warming; and when that didn’t work out, was replaced by Man-Made Climate Change. Liars keep on lying; fools, no shortage of those, keep on believing.

    So Happy Earth Day Climate Skeptics! And same wishes to all you suckers buying into this dreck!

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      Yep, those were the days …

      “Hippie Guru” Held in Trunk Slaying

      Dominating the page was the man who, with atomic energy and electric-blue eyes that alternately charmed and haunted, had dominated every conversation he’d ever had. Einhorn wasn’t on a weight-loss program back then. Cross a bear with a man, take away all grooming implements and you get Ira, who considered himself too mythic to bathe regularly or use his given name.

      Einhorn means “one horn,” so he called himself the Unicorn. When it wasn’t fair maidens he was after, it was the company of nags like Rubin, Hoffman and Allen Ginsberg. He ingested enough drugs to kill a whale. He organized be-ins. He called himself a planetary enzyme and “sort of smelled like a hoagie with onions all the time,” as a friend puts it. For Philadelphia, a social and political backwater in which consciousness raising was a billy club to the head, Einhorn was, all alone, a connection to the psychedelic world.

      But the irony and magic of Einhorn were that countless establishmentarians were his friends too. Ira had a “brilliant network,” says George Keegan, a Sun Oil Co. executive who later formed a touchy-feely neighborhood-development group with Einhorn. “He knew enough corporate people to get our projects funded simply by strolling into people’s offices and asking for the money.”

      Not everyone bought into the World According to Ira. A lot of ideas but “nothing to hold onto,” recalls Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Claude Lewis. “Total b.s.,” concurs Joel Bloom, president emeritus of the Franklin Institute Science Museum. But with knowledge stolen from years of voracious reading, Einhorn charmed many into believing the planet was warping into new frontiers and only the Unicorn could lead them into the Age of Aquarius. Whether it was politics, environment or computer science, “he was three or four steps ahead of you at every turn,” says Norris Gelman, one of Einhorn’s attorneys. As if hypnotized, the suits responded with free lunches, grants, consulting contracts, four-figure speaking fees. A local communications company hired Einhorn to mediate a neighborhood power-plant dispute, then for years afterward sponsored his space travel by mailing copies of his scribblings and those of other “forward thinkers” to a growing list of international contacts.

      Einhorn won a teaching fellowship at Harvard in the ’70s. In the ’60s he had taught an alternative-education class at Penn, his alma mater, and once reportedly broke out the joints, stripped naked and danced in the classroom. Thirty years ago, not everyone was after an M.B.A.

      Warts and all, “Ira charmed the city,” says Lewis. And countless women.

      http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,168382,00.html

      Here’s “the Unicorn” Ira Einhorn with Abbie Hoffman:

  10. Douglas Hoyt says:

    These Earth Day people think that this is the worst time in human history. Nothing will convince them otherwise.

  11. gregole says:

    Then there’s this: http://www.aei.org/publication/quotation-of-the-day-for-earth-day-2017-on-the-science-of-economics-versus-the-religion-of-environmentalism/

    Love it. An article questioning, that is rationally questioning recycling, breaks records for sheer volume of hate-mail.

    Yes Jim, its a religion…just not as we know it!

  12. dennisambler says:

    It was ever thus:

    “Sustainable Development: Promoting Progress or Perpetuating Poverty?”
    edited by Julian Morris published by Profile Books, London, August 2002

    “For millennia, pessimists have been telling us that everything is getting worse. As far back as the 6th Century BC, Plato lamented the erosion of the soils of his native Attica, which were allegedly no longer farmed by ‘true husbandmen’.

    In 200AD Tertullian said, “ … we men have actually become a burden to the earth, the fruits of nature hardly suffice to sustain us. There is a general pressure of scarcity giving rise to complaints, since the earth can no longer support us. Need we be astonished that plague and famine, warfare and earthquake come to be regarded as remedies, serving, as it were, to trim and prune the superfluity of population.”

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