Flashback 1980: Paul Ehrlich calls oil ‘a resource which we know damn well is going to be gone in 20 or 30 years’ (By year 2000 or 2010)


By: - Climate DepotOctober 2, 2017 9:57 AM with 0 comments

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson –  Episode aired 31 January 31, 1980

Paul Ehrlich interviewed by Johnny Carson:

Excerpts:

Ehrlich on Middle East Conflict in 1980: “Do we really want to threaten to blow up the world over a resource which we know damn well is going to be gone in 20 or 30 years anyway? In other words, it’s not like we are not sucking that oil out of the ground…All we are doing is moving the timetable up.”

“Every country is now overpopulated.”

“If U.S population started to decline slowly if we got our death rate a little bit above our birthrate and held it there for a couple hundred years, the fact that we were moving back to 150 or 100 million people would not scare me a bit because everybody’s lives would get better in the long run because you there would have more of everything to go around. There is a finite pie. The more mice you have nibbling at it the smaller every mouses’ share.”