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Monday, May 19, 2014

The Derponomicon: Part 13

A response to this article on failed Earth Day predictions:

http://ricochet.com/13-ridiculous-predictions-made-earth-day-1970/

The problem with your "ridiculous predictions" article, is that most of them AREN'T ridiculous, and actually have more than a grain of truth in them. For instance there IS a worldwide hunger and famine epidemic all across Africa and Asia, much of which is caused by extreme droughts and desertification caused by climate change. Thousands of people die every day from starvation and famine on this planet. That's not even debatable. Many of these are just general statements....like number 3 saying we need toconserve our resources or face possible extinction. That's a factual, true, logical statement. There is no arguing that using all our resources would lead to extinction. For instance if we had no fresh water, or couldn't grow crops...we would die. This is not ridiculous or untrue. People DO die from air pollution, all the time, cancer rates have been increasing for decades due to increased exposure, asthma is at an all time high. These are all problems caused by the environment in which we live. Most of the rest of these are just unsubstantiated claims made in no official scientific capacity or have no specific time frame attached to them. So quite frankly, I call bullshit on ALL of those. None of them are ridiculous and most of them are mere logical statements of fact.

No attempt made to rebut any of the claims, just lots of hand-waving. 

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