Population Control Advocate Wanted To Sterilize Food, Water (Climate Depot) A 1972 article about “The Population Bomb” biologist Paul Ehrlich reveals a nascent environmental movement grappling with mass sterilization, climate fears, “international policy planning” and redistribution of wealth. The article reveals dramatic parallels to today’s modern environmental movement.
1972 Article Excerpt: “And following President Nixon’s China visit, he and biologist Dennis Pirages deplore the notion that Americans should help the Chinese achieve their present standard of living.
‘An ‘Americanized’ China,’ they wrote, ‘would consume nearly eight billion metric tons of coal equivalent in energy each year, more than the present total world consumption…these numbers mean that raising Chinese energy consumption to the American level would amount to doubling the environment impact of homo sapiens. Indeed, just the concentrated release of heat in parts of China containing most of the population could lead to major, unpredictable climatic effects.’”
The 1972 article also quoted Ehrlich foreshadowing today’s calls for “global governance” to save the Earth: Erlich said: “You can’t sold the world’s environment without biting the bullet, and without facing very, very tough things like the redistribution of wealth, how the world’s trade system operates, the things the United States is doing to the ecology of Vietnam, the activities of the predator nations — the U.S., Western Europe, the Soviet Union – trying to extract high grade resources from underdeveloped countries. If we’re going to save the globe, we’re going to have to have international policy planning.” [End 1972 article excerpts.]
Ehrlich’s scientific work faced even more scrutiny when he lost a high profile bet with economist Julian Simon. (See: Baseless scares about resource scarcity and predictions of famine. Excerpt: The ultimate embarrassment for the Malthusians was when Paul Ehrlich bet Julian Simon $1,000 in 1980 that five resources (of Ehrlich’s choosing) would be more expensive in 10 years. Ehrlich lost: 10 years later every one of the resources had declined in price by an average of 40 percent.)
But despite Ehrlich’s discredited scientific work on population issues and alleged resource scarcity, he still receives awards and honors from the modern environmental movement. See: Paul Ehrlich receives Ramon Margalef Award for lifetime achievements in ecology – Stanford Report, August 7, 2009 – Excerpt: Paul Ehrlich, Stanford professor of population studies, is the 2009 recipient of the Ramon Margalef Award in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, a prize that honors achievements over a lifetime. “Ehrlich is one of the most influential ecologists of our age,” said Harold Mooney, Stanford professor of biology and 2007 Margalef Award recipient. “He’s done an enormous amount of path-breaking work and continues to lead in addressing the major issues of our time.”
Other reports appear to reveal Ehrlich’s contempt for his fellow human beings. Article Excerpt: “And in 1971, during a visit to New Delhi, [Ehrlich] wrote the following: ‘The streets seemed alive with people. People eating, people washing, people sleeping. People visiting, arguing, screaming. People thrusting their hands through the taxi window, begging. People defecating and urinating. People clinging to buses. People herding animals. People, people, people, people. As we moved slowly through the mob, the dust, noise, heat and cooking fires gave the scene a hellish aspect. Would we ever get to our hotel…? Since that night I have known the feel of overpopulation.’”
Ehrlich’s views on the human race now permeate many of today’s global warming and environmental activists. Below is a very small sampling:
Wash. Post’s Moment of Clarity: In Poorer Nations, Energy Needs Trump Climate Issues – September 9, 2009 – Excerpt: Millions of people are eager to buy their first washing machines, refrigerators and air conditioners…dearth of power hinders prosperity. [...] Some environmentalists see a chance for Asian and African countries to take the lead in developing renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind power, bypassing Western energy models based largely on coal and oil. But many economic experts here are doubtful that will happen. “The United States and Europe have had the energy they needed to grow and develop,” said William Bissell, a prominent Indian entrepreneur and author of “Making India Work.” “But we haven’t had our 21st century yet.”
Warns of a ‘holy reactionary alliance’ of green politicians, breast-feeding militants, ‘back to nature” feminists and child psychologists is turning Frenchwomen into slaves to green “fads” like re-usable nappies and organic food…It’s as if we were all female chimpanzees’ — ‘She blasts washable nappies as an extra burden for mothers without thinking for a second that a man could put them in the washing machine’