Paul Ehrlich from Stanford says climate change is a mortal threat. He also said that the oceans would be dead by 1980, and that the US will have food and water rationing by 1980.
Academics, public radio, politicians with messiah complexes, and newscasters jump from one apocalypse to the next. It doesn’t matter what the apocalypse is, just has to be something to make them feel important.
I believe, people should be held accountable for being a public nuisance. When such persons of influence, present doomsday predictions ; they should answer a Court of law on such matters.
Public nuisance? How about accessory to murder?
Imagine if we put all the resources wasted on the Trillion Climate Change Industry into curing diseases and feeding people who struggle to survive day to day right now.
About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one person every four seconds, as you can see on this display. Sadly, it is children who die most often.
Yet there is plenty of food in the world for everyone. The problem is that hungry people are trapped in severe poverty. They lack the money to buy enough food to nourish themselves. Being constantly malnourished, they become weaker and often sick. This makes them increasingly less able to work, which then makes them even poorer and hungrier. This downward spiral often continues until death for them and their families.
That works out to 7,665,000 every year. Makes Hitler look like an under achiever.
They do the same thing in conflict and war.
Remember the “The pause” during Enduring Freedom in 2003 when the US invaded Iraq? US forces had advanced further faster than any Army in history and the Armored columns had used up their logistical tails and so while a great sand storm raged they stopped to resupply and prepare for the assault on the Republican Guard divisions defending Baghdad.
The press declared that pause some kind of command failure. Almost a disaster. What was really happening as the press broadcast their messages of failure and doom was that above the sand storm US bombers carrying GPS guided bombs and vectored to targets by J-Stars aircraft were decimating the Republican guard divisions. There was nowhere for the Iraqis to hide despite the sand storm. J-Stars could even image individual soldiers on the ground looking down through that storm. Average accuracy for the JDAM bombs was 3 meters. Imagine that! 500 and 1,000 lb bombs falling down through the winds of that storm striking on average less than the length of an average automobile from their aim point.
The average American automobile is 13.5 feet long, according to my police training sources. Three meters is about ten feet–but as an amateur World War Two historian, the difference between area saturation bombing in 1945 and precision guided munitions today is still astounding. The “three meter accuracy” was most bombs dropping inside three meters under ideal conditions and many missing. Under operational conditions the shortfall is identifying and locating (or locating and identifying) targets.
Did you hear that during Operation Crossroads, the target ship Nevada (a veteran battleship painted orange) was missed by the atomic bomb under ideal conditions by 800 meters?
In short high altitude “precision bombing” during WW II was for the most part not very precise at all. Witness the times Heavy bombers were used for direct support Allied troops. Ineffective on D-day Normandy because the bombers dropped late due to fear of hitting their own forces. Earlier British Heavies working at night had dropped and some missed their targets with bombs from those bombers actually falling down past Canadian Paratroops and hitting their drop zone as they descended in their chutes. Then a several weeks later for Operation Cobra near Saint Lo as US forces tried to break out of the hedgerows of the Bocage some of the bombs hit their own troops when 77 of the almost 1,500 heavy bombers sent to blast the German lines dropped too early despite every effort to mark the US line and the fact that line had pulled back 1/4 to 1/2 mile behind a road. One of the Americans killed was Lt. Gen. McNair which was the highest ranking allied battle casualty of the war.
If there was any Allied high altitude bombing unit that could be considered to be a truly precision unit it would have to be the RAF Bomber Commands 617 squadron. After the Dams raid when they had been “X” squadron they became the 617 squadron and went on to drop the super heavy 12,000 lb Tall Boy bombs and later, once the Lancaster bomber had developed to the point it could carry it, the 22,000 Grand Slam.
Here are two Grand Slams slung under a B-29.
I have somewhere a reference to a plan ‘B’ in case the Manhattan project failed, which was for B-29s to drop Grand Slams in a precise pattern along one of the faults in Japan, cause an earthquake, and drop Yokohama (IIRC) in the ocean.
Check this one out Catweazle666
Last pic in the series 44,000 lb bomb from WW II. Largest developed for WW II.
And here is another little gem, the most powerful mortar ever built, never used in combat but developed in the event invasion of Japan had been necessary.
Both of these from the US Army Ordinance museum at Aberdeen Proving grounds in Maryland.
The Schwerer Gustav…
fires about a 31.5″ shell. Little David, would have fired a 36″ shell a much short distance than any gun of course. Two of those mortars were built to take out specific hardened defensive positions in the event an invasion of Japan was necessary. The allies problem was there just weren’t very many beaches to choose from that were close enough to decent roads to handle the logistical requirements of an invading force. The Japanese knew this too and thus fortified the most likely beaches and choke points through the mountains.
Aberdeen has a 280 mm K-5 German RR gun. Leopold, one of the two famous guns known as “Anzio Annie”.
The World’s largest muzzle-loading rifled artillery piece.
Great colour scheme!
These industries are “big business” but not acknowledged as such:
Media (both news and entertainment)
Political (elected politicians are out-numbered by the appointed [anointed?] bureaucracy)
The board rooms of these “big businesses” are staffed with Global Warming True Believers–and to the root, all have bought into the “too many humans on Earth” narrative. Earth had “too many humans” before that nasty Industrial Revolution, and these alleged Right Wing Conservatives want to roll back human population numbers to those days. Problem: national censuses were not common until the 18th Century and the pre-Industrial Revolution is but a Scientific Wild-Assed Guess (SWAG, as in pirate loot!) and was primarily a tool for taxation. Human population levels can be guessed at within one order of magnitude for the last thousand years, but that’s a number between today’s seven billion humans and anything over one hundred million.
The consensus of the elite has always been “too many of the wrong sort of humans” were alive on Planet Earth. The same gang has been in power world-wide since the dawn of history. This is evident even in popular entertainment during the 19th Century: “A Christmas Carol” has multiple lines about too many people, and all those people were wrecking the economy, the environment, and everything else. Merry Christmas, Mr. Scrooge!
Paul Ehrlich was just plagiarizing Robert Malthus. Take a look at this article in The Guardian:
Yes, it is a year old–but the same old alarm bell is being rung: too many humans. Too many humans. Too many humans. The difficult decision facing “big business” is that human numbers are the elite’s wealth. The more humans the elite “control” the wealthier the elite is. How many misers will discard their own wealth and power to Save The Planet?
Trick or Treat for UNICEF…
Look at the tricks UNICEF is now up to:
What utter bull$hit!!
To think I used to collect money for these crooks as a kid at Halloween. Sad.
The global warming people and the ozone hole people should get together. One group says we’ll all be living in Antarctica, the other says we can’t survive in Antarctica.
Oh wait, they ARE together.
I hope everyone has see Gavin Schmidt’s admission on twitter..
And aren’t the guys at WUWT having fun with it.. 🙂
Oh yes they are.
Andy, is 7kiwi a long lost New Zealand cousin of yours?
If he is, buy him a beer for us.
I just read the entire post including comments ans was struck with the similarity between the trolls there and here.
Excuse me if I post the entirety of Janice Moore’s comment after someone said something along the linse of please be nice to the previous commenter”
Luke is a known troll.
He is not genuinely interested in learning — he has demonstrated that MANY times. Believe me — the most knowledgeable and patient WUWT commenters have tried and tried and tried. No one could be that stupid. It is obvious, now, that he is not here to learn, just to promote AGW.
Don’t worry — we (if I may be so bold as to say “we”) don’t treat people trying to understand, even sort of obnoxious people.
As for Luke, lol, we’ve got his number, heh, heh, heh.
We just keep refuting him (scornfully! HAHAHAH) to prevent him from misleading other readers.
Keep on posting, Just! Your comments above are great!
I was born in the ’50s, and during the span of my life there have been too many “we’re all gonna die!” science/media scares to count. Aside from the oft-mentioned “coming ice age” scare of the ’70s, I remember very well the dire overpopulation and mass starvation predictions by science “experts” in the ’60s and ’70s. The more dramatic of the snake oil salesmen (aka purveyors of “settled science”) predicted that mankind would run out of food and there would be mass starvation by the ’80s. Then a funny thing happened on the way to overpopulation and supposed mass starvation by the end of the 20th century – it never happened, and that hype is mostly forgotten now as we have moved on to newer, most useful scares to drive the sheeple herd.
Here’s an example –
Also, I have an 1980 almanac which is fun to leaf through. Among the statistics and other info about the world at that time, there is a section on predictions of the future by scientists who were considered “experts” in their field at the time, with a particular focus on predicting the period from 1980 – 2000 (which sounded so far in the future back then). Wow, is it laugh out loud funny to read now. With uncanny consistency, they failed to predict anything that actually DID happen such as the advent of the Internet, while at the same time forecasting all kinds of dire events that never came close to actually occurring. Interestingly, there are also predictions from well-known “psychic” charlatans of the day such as Jeanne Dixon, but for the most part their forecasts weren’t any more inaccurate than those from the men of “science”.