Paul Ehrlich's failed predictions from the video: "We'll never be 7 billion people in the year 2000."
Ehrlich's spectacular failed predictions from 1970s: "As you know, we're already cooling the planet. If the weather changes, which now seems to be entrained in the United States of the wrong kind, our corn production may go on a great deal of our wheat production and we may be hungry very, very fast because we do not have that large as reserve supply in the United States.
More flashback doomsday rhetoric: "That disaster will take the form of famine, plague or war. Every person you add to the planet increases the chances of a thermonuclear war. Everybody in this room may die 20 years young, simply because we're using hard pesticides. We're close to famine in the United States we're very close to a worldwide plague that could kill virtually everybody. Sometime in the next 15 years, the end will come and by the end, I mean an utter breakdown of the capacity of the planet to support humanity. Every person you add to the planet dramatically increases the chances of having a worldwide plague which could kill almost everyone. These growth rates are preposterous they cannot be sustained."
Michael Shellenberger: To its credit, CBS notes how wrong Ehrlich has been over the years. “The alarm Erlich sounded in 1968 warned that overpopulation would trigger widespread famine,” noted CBS News’ Scott Pelley. “He was wrong about that. The Green Revolution fed the world.” But Pelley goes on to claim that Ehrlich is right about humans causing a “sixth mass extinction.” He’s not. He’s wrong about that, too.
Daniel Horowitz: "Republicans [should] finally stop accepting the pseudo-science and moral premise of the left’s climate agenda. If COVID didn’t teach them the lesson about industry experts and scientific consensus being used to fundamentally transform our lives, create monopolies, and centralize power, then nothing will. COVID should serve as the Great Reset of the two-decade GOP mistake of accepting climate fascism." ... Carbon capture is the perfect political issue, because it allows Republicans to feign triangulation with the greenies while enriching an industry that could never naturally thrive on its own without government mandates, marketing, subsidies, and regulatory capture. ... The worst thing we could be doing now is validating the left’s premise about climate and carbon and pushing expensive ideas built upon those fallacies." ...
"Just as with COVID, Republicans have largely accepted the false premise behind the global warming agenda, which is depleting our quality of life, crushing our freedoms, and making everything expensive. They merely object to the extreme to which Democrats are taking it. However, once you accept the premise, you lose the argument, which is why Republicans have joined in with climate regulations on appliances, green energy mandates and subsidies, and ethanol for years. Now, with so much of the scientific premise being exposed as a scam, just like the COVID vaccine and mask $cience, it’s time to reverse every “climate” policy rooted in the premise of carbon being a pollutant."