Population Doomster Paul Ehrlich’s New Eco-Scare: ‘Biological Annihilation’

The first step in preserving the environment is to stop polluting the environmental debate with lies. –Selwyn Duke, The New American, 13 July 2017

Dr. Ehrlich, who rose to prominence in the 1960s after he wrote “The Population Bomb,” a book that predicted the imminent collapse of humanity because of overpopulation, said he saw a similar phenomenon in the animal world as a result of human activity. “There is only one overall solution, and that is to reduce the scale of the human enterprise,” he said. “Population growth and increasing consumption among the rich are driving it.” – The New York Times, 11 July 2017

One of the study’s authors is Stanford University biology professor Paul Ehrlich, who penned the 1968 book The Population Bomb. Ehrlich forecasted that 65 million Americans would die of starvation between 1980 and 1989, and by 1999 the U.S. population would have declined to 22.6 million [it’s now 326 million]. Ehrlich’s predictions about England were gloomier: ‘If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.’ Today Ehrlich says about mass-extinction episodes, “We are now moving into another one of these events that could easily, easily ruin the lives of everybody on the planet.” Question: Would you take investment advice from someone with a history of losing stock predictions? Why is anyone still listening to this man? –Selwyn Duke, The New American, 13 July 2017

This is not the first time the alarms of mass extinction has been raised. In 1970, Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, predicted that between 75 and 80 percent of all species of animals would be extinct by 1995. In 1979, the Oxford biologist Norman Myers suggested that the world could “lose one-quarter of all species by the year 2000.” Also in 1979, the Heinz Center biologist Thomas Lovejoy chimed in, estimating that between a seventh and a fifth of global diversity would become extinct by 2000. None of those dire predictions came true. –Ron Bailey, Reason Online, 12 July 2017

Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich has made a gaudy career of prophesying imminent ecological doom. “In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now,” he declared in his 1968 manifesto The Population Bomb. In the subsequent 50 years, as world population more than doubled, the proportion of chronically undernourished people in the world dropped from 33 percent in 1968 to 11 percent now. Ehrlich is now predicting population doom for the world’s animals. The cause? Human overpopulation, naturally. Fortunately, Ehrlich’s new extinction predictions are likely to be as accurate as his famine forecasts. –Ron Bailey, Reason Online, 12 July 2017

Surely our Anthropocene extinction can confidently take its place next to the juggernauts of deep time—the Ordovician, Devonian, Permian, Triassic and Cretaceous extinctions. Doug Erwin says no. He thinks it’s junk science. “Many of those making facile comparisons between the current situation and past mass extinctions don’t have a clue about the difference in the nature of the data, much less how truly awful the mass extinctions recorded in the marine fossil record actually were,” he wrote me in an email. “It is absolutely critical to recognize that I am NOT claiming that humans haven’t done great damage to marine and terrestrial [ecosystems], nor that many extinctions have not occurred and more will certainly occur in the near future. But I do think that as scientists we have a responsibility to be accurate about such comparisons.” –Peter Brannen, The Atlantic, 13 June 2017

“The number of species living in virtually every country or island has already increased during the period of human influence, and numbers continue to increase.” The fauna and flora of Britain are much richer today than 10,000 years ago as a result of farming, towns, gardening, climate change and the deliberate introduction of exotic species. Thomas finds the same to be true in tropical forests in Cameroon, Costa Rica and Brazil: the net effect of some human disturbance can be more biodiversity. Professor Thomas, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist from York University, shows the upside for wildlife in the Anthropocene. He does not deny that human beings also cause problems for wildlife, far from it, but he does think we have almost entirely overlooked the gains for wildlife that our presence is also creating. I have for some time been thinking that while human beings have caused many species extinctions, they must also be causing many speciations. I have not quite had the courage to say so, for fear of being accused by the green thought police of going too far. Thomas has the courage I lack. –Matt Ridley, The Times, 5 July 2017

MALE, Maldives: A gradual rise in average sea level is threatening to completely cover this Indian Ocean nation of 1196 small islands with-in the next 30 years, according to authorities. The Environmental Affairs Director, Mr Hussein Shihab, said an estimated rise of 20 to 30 centimetres in the next 20 to 40 years could be “catastrophic” for most of the islands, which were no more than a metre above sea level. But the end of the Maldives and its 200,000 people could come sooner if drinking water supplies dry up by 1992, as predicted. –-AFP, 26 September 1988

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    rakooi

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    Dr. Ehrlich’s Wild Worst Case Claims in the 60’s & 70’s were immediately debunked by Main Stream Science.
    Hundreds of newspapers across the country Reprinted Large Portions of OIL & COAL Press Releases claiming a new ice age, in the 70’s…were DEBUNKED by Main Stream Science.
    Today,
    OIL & COAL financed “internet media” sites are proclaiming that GLOBAL WARMING IS FAKED and FUDGED, that we are actually falling into a new ICE AGE ! …for political reasons.
    …ALL THE WHILE MAINSTREAM SCIENCE HAS DEBUNKED these manufactured stories with SOLID TECHNOLOGY BASED SCIENTIFIC STUDIES that Confirm CLIMATE CHANGE THREATS to our economies and our Civilization.
    *
    1799
    The FIRST Postulation about Human Activities causing “climate changes” by name.
    .
    1811
    The FIRST Scientific LINK of Global Warming and Human Activities.
    .
    1958
    The Legititmate Scientific Community, in 1958, gave a Research Study & Warning t President Eisenhower
    about the unrestrained & MASSIVE Dumping of TOXIC industrial waste gasses &
    chemicals into our atmosphere & the climate warming Changes it causes.
    Complete with tumultuous weather changes: Cold events, Heat waves, Droughts, Rising Sea levels, & Flooding Rain events!
    Source: AAAS
    (The American Association for the Advancement of Science)
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    1965
    The Scientific Community Delivered a detail Research report in 1965 to President Johnson about the massive,
    unrestrained Dumping of TOXIC industrial waste gases & chemicals into our atmosphere &
    Global Warming with Climate Changes threatening our populations and economies.
    Source: AAAS
    .
    Global Warming Science PROJECTED (Spot on, accurate) Changes likely over 50 yrs. into the future (to 2015)
    PROJECTED Climate changes:
    .
    1. AS PROJECTED:
    ALL Surface digital weather station measurements register RISING Global TEMPERATURES .
    (2100+ (NASA NOAA) Ground Stations around the world) (independent News/TV/Radio collected.
    Tens of millions of human measures / yr. by well over 30,000 private, independently owned & operated
    Digital Weather stations around the world.)

    ALL Satellite measurements show that the troposphere is warming…& verified by HUNREDS OF THOUSANDS OF
    digital weather balloon launches around the world.
    ALL Satellite measures of the stratosphere is cooling for 52 straight YEARS, as Projected by anthropogenic global warming
    & as projected spot-on accurately BASED ON GLOBAL WARMING THEORY & numerous computer models in over 2 dozen countries.
    (Strotospheric Cooling “CANNOT” be explained by ANY NATURAL CYCLE !…If direct solar warming is responsible for Climate on earth,
    how can 1 atmospheric layer be warming while the layer closer to the sun, with a vastly larger surface area, is actually cooling???)
    If Deniers/Skeptics are to be believed…the heat comes from the sun.
    then the Stratosphere Is FIRST IN LINE to WARM from the sun…how could IT be cooling and the next atmospheric layer, the Troposphere, be warming ….? ?
    As projected by Global Warming Theory:
    Temperatures at the ocean surface & at various ocean depths show * warming as far down as 2000 meters (after thousands of years cooling)
    AS projected:
    Sea level rise gravitometric measurements of Greenland and Antarctica show net ice loss. HEADLINES: “….“The loss of ice from West Antarctica
    between 2009 and 2012 caused a dip in the gravity field over the region,”
    writes the ESA, whose GOCE satellite measured the change. Apparently, melting billions of tons of ice year after year has implications….”

    National Snow & Ice Data Center registered the ARCTIC AND ANTARCTICA set Satellite Historic Low Ice LEVELS…2016
    As Propjected:
    Ice loss in the Arctic is dramatically accelerating setting low ice records 2015, 2016 etc.
    **continuing a 40+ year trend ! Acceleration of melting glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica, particularly within the last few years.
    China reports a stunning 18% loss of Ice Packs and Glacier Ice in recent years, Citing Accelerating Global warming & Black Carbon build up
    from Coal electric generation locally & around the world.
    AS Projected:
    Poleward migration of species: (42% of ALL species have been dislocated)

    The Pine Beetle, for example, has been confined to much warmer southern latitudes for thousands of years by Frigid Northern Climates.
    Today, That Beetle is found north of Fairbanks, Alaska !!

    AS Projected:
    Increased hurricane & Storms (numbers &/or intensity) as expected from rising sea surface temperatures
    & expanded surface area, with expanding evaporation.(10 of the 15 BUSIEST Hurricane Seasons have occurred since 2000)
    (10 of the 15 Busiest Hurricane Seasons have occurred since 2000.)
    Accelerating decline of glaciers throughout the world
    Montana’s glacier national park had 150 in 1910 ((& in 1958 when I was there)) today, only 25 remain ! (soon to be 24)

    ( at a time when Skeptics & Deniers claim we are Plowing into a new ICE AGE, that we will be knee deep in it by 2030 ! ?)
    As Projected:
    The rise of the troposphere altitudes
    .
    As Projected:
    Rise in temperatures at greater depths in the permafrost
    As Expected:
    Rapid expansion of thermokarst lakes throughout parts of Siberia, Canada and Alaska
    .
    Russia reports that atmospheric temperatures in Siberia are rising at Twice the world wide average increase.
    Changes in ocean circulation as predicted by climate models, for example, with temperatures rising more quickly overland
    AS expected: Disintegration of permafrost coastlines in the arctic
    AS expected: Changes in the altitude of the stratosphere.
    ALSO, AS expected: An energy imbalance-the earth is receiving more energy than it emits (Hansen 2005) Verified.
    every monthly compilation of energy readings registers the same imbalance
    increasing energy staying within the earth’s atmosphere rather than escaping to space.
    (These findings are verified by detailed satellite data from 3 different nation’s satellites)
    .
    Poleward movement of the jet streams
    SOURCE: (Archer 2008)
    SOURCE: (Seidel 2007)
    SOURCE: (Fu 2006)
    The 270 Largest Fresh Water Lakes in the world are ALL rising in temperatures, TWICE as fast as the atmosphere.
    Algae Blooms and mass fish die-offs have doubled.
    .
    Flooding Rain Events have far more than doubled. (Regional Flooding Rains have tripled )
    .
    Deserts world wide are expanding.
    .
    The Number of droughts has more than doubled AND the Square Miles affected have more than doubled.
    .
    Heat Waves have more than Doubled.
    .
    The world is greening, primarily at higher altitudes on mountains and in far northern/Southern latitudes
    & far southern lattitudes as snow is replaced by vegitation. So let’s remember that Snow/Ice Reflects I.R. Heat back to space
    but vegitation absorbs MORE heat on Earth.

    "....Robin Bell, an Antarctic researcher at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Institute at Columbia University who was not involved in the study. “Who had heard of rain in Antarctica — it is a desert!....”

    " Our ability to analyze and adapt is what makes humans the dominant species on the planet. Spitting on that, is spitting on what makes us, us !

    In the 70s,
    when scientists told us that CFCs used in aerosol sprays and refrigeration had punched a hole in the Ozone Layer
    & their continued use would render the planet uninhabitable to humans,
    we listened and A VERY CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN banned them.
    The hole is closing and we’re safe from a world poisoned by ultraviolet radiation.
    HUMANS AFFECT the CLIMATE of EARTH.
    HUMANS can correct CLIMATE CHANGES they have caused.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/?

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/vibrio-zika-west-nile-malaria-diseases-spreading-climate-change/?google_editors_picks=true
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    EVEN
    The Skeptic INVENTOR of the:”Global Warming Pause” “Global Warming Hiatus” (both of which he said, really mean slow down. Not a stop)
    .
    Skeptic Dr. Roy Spencer is NOW LECTURING “not to claim that there is no warming.”…”there clearly has been warming”

    http://www.remss.com/blog/recent-slowing-rise-global-temperatures
    **
    “….a group of researchers found sea level rise was only about 1.1 millimeters per year before 1990,
    whereas in the period between 1993 through 2012 it was 3.1 millimeters per year. N
    ASA, TODAY, puts the rate of sea level rise at 3.4 millimeters per year….”

    “Neither Mr. Montzka nor Jim Butler, director of NOAA’s global monitoring division, would discuss the agency’s decision not to highlight human activity as the main driver of greenhouse gases. But they said the report itself stated specifically that carbon dioxide emissions were overwhelmingly generated by humans.
    Mr. Butler said that the 40 percent growth in atmospheric greenhouse gases since 1990 was a noteworthy sign of human impact on the climate.
    “If you start at 1750, most of the increase is due to human activity,” Mr. Butler said. “What this means is 40 percent of what has been emitted since 1750 has happened since 1990.”

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      amirlach

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      Still posting your crapaganda Racooni? As projected? Sorry but fraudulently “adjusting” the data to fit invalidated “projections” is not science.

      It would take too long to refute every one of your false points. So here are just a few. As “Projected”? Nope sorry, if it is not Predictive, it is not science. Projection is a weasel word designed to avoid the scientific method.
      “1. AS PROJECTED:
      ALL Surface digital weather station measurements register RISING Global TEMPERATURES .
      (2100+ (NASA NOAA) Ground Stations around the world).”

      “Biggest Fraud In History – Perpetrated By Tom Karl And Gavin Schmidt.
      Earth’s atmosphere has not warmed for decades, as shown by both satellites and radiosonde data.” https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/biggest-fraud-in-history-perpetrated-by-tom-karl-and-gavin-schmidt/

      NOAA Radiosonodes show no warming for over 58 years. Strangely they only show the half of the graph that supports alarmism.

      https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/noaa-radiosonde-data-shows-no-warming-for-58-years/

      Link to the PEER REVIWED radiosonode record. http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/1520-0493(1978)106%3C0755%3AGTVSMA%3E2.0.CO%3B2

      Actually NASA and NOAA are the worst data fudgers out there. It’s all been “adjusted” to match the failed models. http://jennifermarohasy.com/2009/06/how-the-us-temperature-record-is-adjusted/

      This next example shows your complete lack of understanding of the “theory” you promote.
      “If Deniers/Skeptics are to be believed…the heat comes from the sun.
      then the Stratosphere Is FIRST IN LINE to WARM from the sun…how could IT be cooling and the next atmospheric layer, the Troposphere, be warming ….? ?”

      Why is it that the first in line to be warmed by the sun aint? Heat does not come from the sun directly. Light from the sun passes through the atmosphere and does not make any heat until it contacts a solid object.

      ” Mr. Butler said that the 40 percent growth in atmospheric greenhouse gases since 1990 was a noteworthy sign of human impact on the climate.”

      Really? Then why has it not warmed as “PREDICTED” during that period? https://informativestats.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/hayden_ipcc_arrow.jpg
      “If you start at 1750, most of the increase is due to human activity,” Mr. Butler said. “What this means is 40 percent of what has been emitted since 1750 has happened since 1990.”

      Sure Co2 has increased… But temperatures have failed to follow predictions. You keep claiming predictions are accurate, yet can produce no credible science supporting it. ALL IPCC Models have failed.
      “Sea level rise” https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/nasa-sea-level-fraud/

      https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/fort-lauderdale-sea-level-identical-to-55-years-ago/

      Gravitometric measurements of Greenland and Antarctica show net ice loss. HEADLINES: “….“The loss of ice from West Antarctica between 2009 and 2012 caused a dip in the gravity field over the region,”

      And was caused by volcanic heating from below, not Co2. https://www.livescience.com/46194-volcanoes-melt-antarctic-glaciers.html

      Looking forward to seeing your links to “as projected spot-on accurately BASED ON GLOBAL WARMING THEORY & numerous computer models in over 2 dozen countries.” I’m sure the IPCC would also like to see these as theirs failed abysmally… LOL…

      Links to the PEER Reviewed data and skillful model predictions please.

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    Sonnyhill

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    Ragout, do you support ” mainstream science”. You must because you invented the phrase. I’ll guess that your definition of MSS involves consensus.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Ehrlich and his so called Population Bomb turned out to be a total dud and still he preaches his doom and gloom poppycock and he even lost a bet with Julian Simon and wrote a follow up book THE POPULATION EXPLOSION with all the sound of a soap bubble bursting

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      Stale Snipsoyr

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      Why is not somebody stopping this clip an paste idiot, Ragooi. Looks like he’s long overdue. It’s starting to stink in here.

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    JayPee

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    Mr. Erlich’s vocation is
    SELLING BOOKS
    and
    He sells a lot of them.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Jaypee. Yeah ehrlich sells Sci Fi books to the gullible fools who read them and beleives everything he says

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