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04-23-2011, 08:48 AM #1
Kreeper Griobhtha
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http://triggerpit.com/2011/04/21/beautif...o-the-iss/

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
04-23-2011, 09:15 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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hi5.gif Fantastic pics Kreeper!

Today is earth day (i guess) so it's timely.

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by a US Senator called Gaylord Nelson to raise awareness of environmental issues. In the first one, 20 million Americans participated making it the single largest national demonstration in US history. (Hat tip: Roddy Campbell).
Here are some of the disasters that environmentalists were predicting in that year. (Thanks: Washington Policy Center)

• “…civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind,” biologist George Wald, Harvard University, April 19, 1970.
• By 1995, “…somewhere between 75 and 85 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.” Sen. Gaylord Nelson, quoting Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, Look magazine, April 1970.

• Because of increased dust, cloud cover and water vapor “…the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born,” Newsweek magazine, January 26, 1970.

• The world will be “…eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age,” Kenneth Watt, speaking at Swarthmore University, April 19, 1970.

• “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation,” biologist Barry Commoner, University of Washington, writing in the journal Environment, April 1970.

• “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from the intolerable deteriorations and possible extinction,” The New York Times editorial, April 20, 1970.

• “By 1985, air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half…” Life magazine, January 1970.

• “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” Paul Ehrlich, interview in Mademoiselle magazine, April 1970.

• “…air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone,” Paul Ehrlich, interview in Mademoiselle magazine, April 1970.

• Ehrlich also predicted that in 1973, 200,000 Americans would die from air pollution, and that by 1980 the life expectancy of Americans would be 42 years.

• “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” Earth Day organizer Denis Hayes, The Living Wilderness, Spring 1970.

• “By the year 2000…the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America and Australia, will be in famine,” Peter Gunter, North Texas State University, The Living Wilderness, Spring 1970.

Luckily none of this happened. So it must mean that Earth Day worked. Hurrah for Earth Day, saviour of the planet! 37.gif

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesd...pparently/

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04-23-2011, 10:51 AM #3
Accidental Stoner Member
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Fantastico!

Thx for posting.
04-23-2011, 11:46 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Beautiful pics!!! beercheer.gif


yeah JR, thank the lord for Earth Day bored.gif
04-23-2011, 04:26 PM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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blink.gif Oh wow!!! Just amazing!! Thanks Kreeper beercheer.gif
04-23-2011, 04:39 PM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,778 Threads:647 Joined:Feb 2011
I was waiting for the boys to brush their teeth and get ready for bed when I saw those. I just had to post them so I wouldn't forget where they were! lol


Funny how people forget the environmental fearmongering of the early 70s. I even remember them teaching us about the coming ice age in school. These are the only quotes I agree with:

“Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from the intolerable deteriorations and possible extinction,” The New York Times editorial, April 20, 1970.

“Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” Paul Ehrlich, interview in Mademoiselle magazine, April 1970. (This is already happening.)

"“…air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone,” Paul Ehrlich, interview in Mademoiselle magazine, April 1970. (Personally, I believe air pollution is just as responsible for lung diseases as smoking.)

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
04-23-2011, 04:49 PM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,782 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
(04-23-2011, 04:39 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  Personally, I believe air pollution is just as responsible for lung diseases as smoking.

I think lack of oxygen (which air pollution is) contributes to cancer more than anything. Cancer cells cannot survive in an oxygen rich environment, doesn't matter what you do or don't do to your body. My great grandmother smoked all her life, smoked so much there was a brown stain on the ceiling above her chair, she died at 94, in her sleep. Another fellow I know smoked all his life, he got prostate cancer not lung cancer. My uncle, lived his life without smoking at all, vegetarian, solid believer in global warming, he died of melanoma. Another uncle smoked, died of lung cancer. Oxygen is the secret.

Anyways, fantastic pics!!!
04-23-2011, 05:00 PM #8
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,778 Threads:647 Joined:Feb 2011
You might be right there. That is a very good observation.


They are nice, aren't they! yay.gif


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
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