Valin Posted January 21, 2013 Share Posted January 21, 2013 Power Line: John Hinderaker 1/20/13 As we contemplate another four years of Barack Obama, a sense of doom has settled over the nation. It is easy to imagine man-caused disasters from which the United States cannot recover. So perhaps it helps to be reminded how consistently doomsayers have been wrong over the years. Anthony Watts has an entertaining post titled “Great Moments in Failed Predictions.” An excerpt: (Snip) * In 1939 the US Department of the Interior said that American oil supplies would last only another 13 years. (Snip) In the sad catalog of human error, Paul Ehrlich deserves a chapter all to himself: (Snip) Claim: “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.” Paul Ehrlich, Speech at British Institute For Biology, September 1971. (Snip) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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