“To the extent that the challenges that the article documents are more real than Paul Ehrlich’s 1968 declaration that ‘The battle to feed all of humanity is over,’ the best response is to ignore the scientists’ solutions.”
In January 2021, Paul and Anne Ehrlich and a host of other famous scientists published the grimly titled article, Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future. The piece appeared in the online journal, Frontiers in Conservation Science, “where,” the masthead informs us, “scientists empower society.”
The heavily footnoted article warns that continued population growth will lead to increased consumption which will, in turn, result in loss of biodiversity leading to a 6th mass extinction, climate change leading to mass migrations, declining child health, water and earth toxification, more pandemics, increased terrorism, war over resources, and greater material inequality.…
Ed. note: This post excerpts energy and climate material from the Media Balance Newsletter, a fortnightly published by physicist John Droz Jr., founder of the Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions. The complete MBN for this post can be found here.
Greed Energy Economics:
*** New report highlights the staggering cost of green delusions
*** Experts blame green energy policies for Europe’s full-scale energy crisis: ‘A warning to the US’
Shocked Europeans Post Astronomical Energy Bills As ‘Terrifying Winter’ Approaches
Most US ‘Green Energy’ Subsidies – Go to Communist China
The Coming Global Crisis of Climate Policy
*** End Of Renewables Craze Is Near
*** Why the Energy Transition Will Fail
*** Exposing the Fantasy of Wind & Solar Power to Fuel America’s Economy
*** Penn State Puts Out Some Hard Facts About Green Energy!
“The global cooling scare was real from some leading climate scientists and leading environmentalists. And it was promoted in the mainstream media heavily as is well documented. So was the ‘Population Bomb’ (from food shortages) and ‘Peak Oil’/’Peak Gas’.”
It’s a myth that the climate science community was predicting global cooling and an imminent ice age in the 1970s. The media was all over a few proponents of cooling the way they’ve been all over the rare climate science contrarians, so their voices were overamplified, the way the voices of the science denier scientists have been overamplified in the media.
To which I replied:
Stephen Schneider was a leading climate scientist who sounded the cooling scare.