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Looking back at some of the warnings by scientists and scientific journalists in the past, it's obvious that we're all living in Cloud-Cuckoo Land and that the state of our planet is far worse than suggested by even the most rabid of contemporary Hot Air campaigners like Al Gore. Among the things we ignored thirty years ago were
• in 1970
"In ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish"
(Paul Ehrlich "Earth Day")
• in 1971
"The continued rapid cooling of the earth since WW2 is in accord with the increase in global air pollution associated with industrialisation, mechanisation, urbanisation and exploding population"
(Reid Bryson "Global Ecology; readings towards a rational strategy for man")
• in 1975
"There are ominous signs that the Earth's weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production - with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food production could begin quite soon. The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard pressed to keep up with it"
• in 1976
"This (cooling) trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century"
(Peter Gwynne "Newsweek")
• also in 1976
"This cooling has already killed hundreds of thousands of people. If it continues and no strong action is taken, it will cause world famine, world chaos and world war, and this could all come about before the year 2000"
(Lowell Ponte "The Cooling")

That's it, then, plainly the world has ended and we never noticed. What a load of crap these people talk.

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