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Great Forecasts Of Doom: Paul Ehrlich’s Death Of England

by | 1st, January 2011

FORECASTS Of Doom: David Viner, the Met Office and Mark Lynas (snow is a “distant memory“), meet Paul Ehrlich:

“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.”

London starves:

happy-new-year-2011




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