28 July 1971
“I’m scared,” the lean, intense scientist (Paul Ehrlich) told an interviewer. “I have a teenage daughter whom I love very much. I know a lot of young people, and their world is being destroyed – my world is being destroyed. I’m 37, and I’d like to live to be 67 in a reasonably pleasant world, not die in some kind of holocaust in the next decade.”
Ehrlich has lived to be almost 80 in a very pleasant world. Delusional fear has ruined his life and he is now a bitter old man. Perhaps he will do better in his next life.