Recently, the global-warming alarmist Ehrlich essentially said that Australia is “working to become a third-world country” through its economic dependence on mining natural resources for export and its reliance on coal mining. And, that "gut feeling" prediction will come in the next 50 years.
The problem with Ehrlich is that he has made all too many predictions that never come true. His biggest fail was his early 1970's prediction:
“Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”Of course we didn't lose the nearly billion people in ten years that this award winning ecologist predicted. In fact, since then, the population has doubled; and while there is starvation in the world and an estimated 10 million people die each year from it, the world is nowhere close to the 100 to 200 million deaths per year.
He also predicted that by the year 2000, the British Isles would become an impoverished bunch of islands with 70 million starving people.
In my opinion, Ehrlich and his outrageous predictions should never be so easily accepted as fact; especially when it comes to all the dire claims being made about global warming and climate change. Unfortunately, in Ehrlich's case, the media eats his "bull sh*t" up and his fellow scientists keep piling on the accolades.
Paul Ehrlich: Australia will become a “third world country” if we don’t abandon Mining: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/11/03/paul-ehrlich-australia-will-become-a-third-world-country-if-we-dont-abandon-mining/
Paul Ehrlich: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_R._Ehrlich
What the New York Times Didn’t Learn from Paul Ehrlich’s Population Bomb Fizzle: http://thefederalist.com/2015/06/04/what-the-new-york-times-didnt-learn-from-paul-ehrlichs-population-bomb-fizzle/
Paul Ehrlich still prophesying doom, and still wrong: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiversscience/100153735/paul-ehrlich-still-prophesying-doom-and-still-wrong/
Seven Big Failed Environmentalist Predictions: http://thefederalist.com/2015/04/24/seven-big-failed-environmentalist-predictions/
Embarrassing Predictions Haunt the Global-Warming Industry: http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/18888-embarrassing-predictions-haunt-the-global-warming-industry
How many people die each minute from starvation?: https://factcheckinginjusticefacts.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/asmaa-al-hameli/