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Climate Armageddon?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Some climate scientists and environmental activists might have you thinking we are living in the Time of the End. But be leery of false prophecies. Fox News explores the track record of those most worried about global warming in Eight Botched Environmental Forecasts?

Here is number 7, which New Scientist magazine wrote about in an editorial titled “In Praise of Prophets.”

By the year 2000 the United Kingdom will be simply a small group of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million hungry people … If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000. Paul Ehrlich, Speech at British Institute For Biology, September 1971.

Ehrlich’s response to Fox News is even more surprising.

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