Great Forecasts Of Doom: Paul Ehrlich’s Death Of England
“By the year 2000 the United Kingdom will be simply a small group of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million hungry people … If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000” – Ehrlich, Speech at British Institute For Biology, September 1971.
Still, no harm done:
“I would have lost if I had had taken the bet. However, if you look closely at England, what can I tell you? They’re having all kinds of problems, just like everybody else.”