In 1974, Paul Ehrlich told the U.S. Senate he wouldn’t bet a nickel U.S. still around in 1994
Ehrlich to U.S. Senate 1974: 'If we have 20 years -- which I wouldn't put a nickel on -- but if we have 20 years, we're already 10 years too late in starting to do something about it.' - 'One of the big problems is how do you generate a feeling of urgency...'
'If bad weather continues in the Midwest this year, and if the monsoon should fail this year in India, as it might, then I think you're going to see the age of scarcity and many of the changes I'm talking about coming on next winter.'
In 1974 Senate testimony Holdren proposed 'limits both on population size and materials use per person'
Flashback 1974-John Holdren testifies before Congress abt need for "population limitation & redistribution of wealth"
John Holdren 1974: 'I find myself firmly in the neo-Malthusian camp'