Sunday, April 23, 2023

Earth Day has become kind of a joke

 (My new American Thinker post)

Fifty-three years ago, The Beatles broke up, and they started Earth Day conveniently on Vladimir Lenin's birthday.  After all, what a better way to celebrate your hatred of capitalism than to schedule your big festival on commie #1's birthday?  Anyway, I am not sure how Lenin would feel about all of the predictions about the Earth that were posted since then.  Let's take a look:

Here are some of the hilarious, spectacularly wrong predictions made on the occasion of Earth Day 1970.

"We have about five more years at the outside to do something."

—Kenneth Watt, ecologist

"Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind."

—George Wald, Harvard Biologist

"We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation."

—Barry Commoner, Washington University biologist

"Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction."

—New York Times editorial, the day after the first Earth Day

"Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years."

—Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

"By ... [1975,] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s."

—Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

"It is already too late to avoid mass starvation."

—Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day

Check out the long list, because there are more and more examples of how these predictions missed their targets.  Aren't you glad that you didn't pay these people to give you financial advice or introduce you to some girl?  You would have ended up broke and with some angry feminist complaining about everything.

Moral of the story: Be careful with the latest generation of alarmists telling you to drive an electric car and to stop having babies.

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April 23, 1564: We believe that William Shakespeare was born on this day

We say happy birthday to the great British author.  

We believe that he was born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564.  No one knows for sure because birth records were not always reliable.   

We do know that he died on April 23, 1616 when he was only 52.  Well, let’s wish him a happy birthday anyway!   
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A word about April 23

23 april calendar on white background. — Stock Photo © iCreative3D ...

On this day in 1954, rookie Henry, or Hank, Aaron,  hit # 1 off Vic Raschi of the Cardinals.  Aaron was the last of the Negro League players to play in the majors.   

We remember Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn who was born on this day in 1921 in Buffalo, New York.  Spahn joined the Boston Braves in 1942 and moved to Milwaukee with the team for the 1953 season.   It was in Milwaukee that he got to play with Lew Burdette, Eddie Matthews and Henry Aaron.   They won the 1957 World Series and the 1958 NL pennant.  He retired with 363 wins, 63 shutouts and a 3.09 ERA. 

Roy Orbison, one of the all-time great rockers, was born on this day in 1936 in Vernon, Texas.  Most people remember him for "Pretty woman", a great # 1 song from 1964.    It also came back big with the soundtrack of the movie by the same name.   

We say happy birthday to the great British author.    We believe that he was born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564.  No one knows for sure because birth records were not always reliable back.  We do know that it happened around this day in 1564. 

Check out 2013 chat with Nilda Cepero, Cuban American artist, author & poet.  I enjoyed it a lot.  Click HERE to listen.   

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