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Watch: In 2023, CBS ’60 Minutes’ Promotes Paul Ehrlich Warning of Doom for Earth- But in 1970s, Ehrlich Claimed Billions Would Die From Global Cooling

On Sunday night, CBS’s flagship news program, “60 Minutes,” highlighted warnings from a Stanford University biologist named Paul Ehrlich. In the broadcast, Ehrlich claimed, “humanity is not sustainable… for the entire planet, you’d need five more Earths.”

But that claim was debunked in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Plos Biology, by leading scientists, including the Chief Scientist of The Nature Conservancy, nearly a decade ago.

And newly-available archival footage shows Ehrlich claiming that global cooling, not global warming, would result in global famine.