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Discredited ‘Population Bomb’ Author Predicts “End of Civilization We’re Used To” on 60 Minutes

Previous predictions were laughably wrong.

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Author Paul Ehrlich, whose 1968 book ‘The Population Bomb’ predicted environmental catastrophes that never happened, appeared on 60 Minutes to warn of “the end of the kind of civilization we’re used to.”

Ehrlich’s conversation with CBS host Scott Pelley centered around the narrative that human population growth will be too much for the Earth to sustain, despite the fact that it is set to peak at 9 billion people before rapidly declining.

“Too many people, too much consumption and growth mania” is killing the planet and devastating wildlife according to Ehrlich.

“Humanity is not sustainable. To maintain our lifestyle (yours and mine, basically) for the entire planet, you’d need five more Earths. Not clear where they’re gonna come from,” he claimed.

Despite charges of alarmism, the author defiantly asserted, “I was alarmed. I am still alarmed. All of my colleagues are alarmed” (seemingly unaware that the definition of alarmism is to grossly exaggerate something that isn’t true).

“I know there’s no political will to do any of the things that I’m concerned with, which is exactly why I and the vast majority of my colleagues think we’ve had it; that the next few decades will be the end of the kind of civilization we’re used to,” Ehrlich absurdly claimed.

“The five mass extinctions of the ancient past were caused by natural calamities—volcanoes, and an asteroid. Today, if the science is right, humanity may have to survive a sixth mass extinction in a world of its own making,” he added.

Enrivonmental author Michael Shellenberger responded to the segment by documenting how Ehrlich’s claims were “totally & utterly false” and accusing CBS of pushing “apocalyptic pseudoscience.”

Elon Musk, who has warned about the dangers of population decline, agreed, tweeting, “Absolutely.”

Ehrlich is still treated as a credible voice by the legacy media despite his previous predictions proving to be completely laughable.

In his 1968 book The Population Bomb, Ehrlich ludicrously claimed “hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death” by the 1980’s because of overpopulation.

It never happened.

Similarly, in 2004, climate change “experts” claimed that by 2020, “major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020”.

It never happened.

In 2013, Al Gore claimed that the Arctic would have “ice free” summers by 2013.

It never happened, in fact measurements taken by the EU’s Earth observation programme last year showed that Arctic sea ice was just 3 per cent below its 30 year average.

None of it ever happens, but that doesn’t stop people like Ehrlich continually spewing doomsday rhetoric in order to advance the narrative that living standards must be drastically reduced in the name of saving the planet.

They should have all been dismissed as wild cranks years ago, but the legacy media is still treating them like they have a shred of credibility left when they clearly don’t.

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Bill Gates Flies Around Australia on $70 Million Dollar Private Jet Lecturing People About Climate Change

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Billionaire Bill Gates is currently flying around Australia on board his $70 million dollar luxury private jet lecturing people about climate change.

Yes, really.

The Microsoft founder is trying to drum up business for his Breakthrough Energy company by telling investors, “The reason why climate change is worth investing in massively is because it will get worse and worse over time.”

The potential for climate catastrophe doesn’t appear to be enough for Gates to change his own behavior, however, as he burns around 1,700 liters of fuel per hour while gallivanting around in his $70m Gulfstream.

The billionaire spent some time relaxing on Lizard Island (how appropriate) on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef before taking the gas guzzling form of transport to travel to Sydney for a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Gates owns no fewer than FOUR private jets at a combined cost of $194 million dollars.

Gates spewed his usual alarmist rhetoric, claiming that man made global warming will lead to “all sorts of natural ecosystems disappear and all sorts of places in the world you can’t do outdoor work.”

“Climate change is not yet having the negative effects of a disease like malaria, which kills 400,00 children a year,” Gates told attendees at an event hosted by the Lowy Institute think-tank.

The globalist philanthropist said, “The key is to minimise the warming as much as possible,” although Mr. Gates himself won’t be contributing to that goal by flying commercial.

It’s very much ‘do as I say, not as I do’ after Gates acknowledged in his 2021 book How To Avoid Climate Disaster that he was a total hypocrite.

“I am aware that I’m an imperfect messenger on climate change,” he wrote, adding, “I own big houses and fly in private planes – in fact, I took one to Paris for the climate conference, so who am I to lecture anyone on the environment?”

“I plead guilty to all three charges. I can’t deny being a rich guy with an opinion. I do believe, though, that it is an informed opinion, and I am always trying to learn more.”

Apparently, ‘learning more’ means continuing to browbeat you over your carbon footprint while Gates himself emits one the size of a small country.

Gates’ behavior once again exemplifies how mega-rich climate change preachers don’t actually believe their own propaganda about rising CO2 levels causing apocalyptic climate change.

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Al Gore Attempts Own ‘Greta Moment’ In Unhinged Davos Rant: “Equivalent Of 600,000 Hiroshima Bombs Daily”

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Al Gore is testing out his performative Greta mode at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. The former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate who as early as the 1990’s was dubbed in the pages of The Washington Post as “very boring” and as having a “naturally stiff, wooden persona” momentarily (and very awkwardly) tried to go climate activist beast mode during a Q&A panel.

His attempt this week to pull off a “Greta moment” and shed his notorious stiffness resulted in an unhinged rant wherein he claimed that carbon emissions and greenhouses gases are trapping “as much extra heat as would be released by 600,000 Hiroshima class atomic bombs exploding every single day on the earth.”

That’s right, you heard him correctly… six-hundred-thousand Hiroshima bombs every single day – according to his bizarre rant, which he further said is “boiling the oceans” and creating “rain bombs” and “atmospheric rivers” resulting in millions of “climate refugees”. 

“Climate refugees are expected to reach one billion in this century”… he said, before turning to the “xenophobia” somehow unleashed on the world in the process due to the “Hiroshima bombs”. 

Next, Gore can perhaps stage his own arrest at a climate protest right alongside his hero.

Then maybe, just maybe, he’ll be relevant again – as he clearly so desperately wants.

Meanwhile, at a moment the Davos elites are busy fueling an actual war…

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Great Reset: Individual CO2 Limits Needed to Fight Climate Change, Says German Scientist

Those who exceed their limit should be forced to pay for the pleasure.

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An individual carbon dioxide limit should be applied to every person in order to establish a “planetary guardrail” in the effort to combat allegedly man-made climate change, a leading German scientist has argued.

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) said this week that every person should have a limit of three tonnes of C02 emissions per year and those who exceed their limit should be forced to pay for the pleasure.

In comments reported by Taagesschau, Schellnhuber said that there were are two competing property rights issues at hand, namely the right to spend one’s money on high emissions activities and the rights of the rest of the population to “have an environment worth living [in]”.

In a carbon credit style scheme, those who emit over the three-tonne limit by the middle of the century would need to privately purchase credits from those who are under the limit, he suggested: “Every person gets three tons of CO2 per year, but if you need more, you just have to buy it.”

At present, according to the news outlet, the average German is far above Schellnhuber’s proposed limit, as ten tonnes of C02 emissions are produced by the average citizen. Citing the Paris World Inequality lab, there are some millionaires within the country that produce over 100 tonnes of CO2 per year, and some thousands of elites worldwide emit over 2,000 tonnes per year.

Aside from not spelling out how he expects people to drastically reduce their carbon emissions, the German scientist did not elaborate on how exactly this will be tracked and monitored.

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