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We The People

Monday, April 24, 2017

18 spectacularly wrong predictions made around the time of first Earth Day in 1970, expect more this year • AEI

18 spectacularly wrong predictions made around the time of first Earth Day in 1970, expect more this year • AEI:

 "In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around the time of the first Earth Day in the 1970, and in the years following, there was a “torrent of apocalyptic predictions” and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article. Well, it’s now the 47th anniversary of  Earth Day, and a good time to ask the question again that Bailey asked 17 years ago: How accurate were the predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970?"