18 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the Time of the First Earth Day In 1970. Expect More This Year. | Mark J. Perry
Around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, and in the years following, there was a "torrent of apocalyptic predictions" and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article.
A couple of years ago, after sending my five-year-old daughter off to school, she came home reciting the same cheerful environmental mantra I was taught in elementary school. "Reduce, reuse, recycle," she beamed, proud to show off a bit of rote learning.
On Jan. 24, 2017, PBS aired a two-hour special on Rachel Carson, the mother of the environmental movement. Although the program crossed the line from biography to hagiography, in Carson's case, the unbridled praise was well deserved - with one exception. Rachel Carson was an American hero.
As you chomp away at a tuna salad sandwich on your lunch break, you're probably thinking about an upcoming work assignment or cleaning out your inbox. What's probably not crossing your mind is that your little supply of Albacore Tuna cans could be under threat. News from the world of fisheries is not all bad.
Entitlement Liabilities Are a Graver Threat to the Next Generation of Americans Than Climate Change | John Phelan
By 2030, there will be only two workers supporting each retiree, compared to 42 in 1946. In other words, a working couple will have to support not only themselves and their family but also someone outside the family thanks to Social Security and Medicare.
The world's resources are finite in the same way that the number of piano keys is finite. The instrument has only 88 notes, but those can be played in an infinite variety of ways. The same applies to our planet.