How popular would a magician be if he never isolated your card? Or the sports-caster who never picked the winners in any contest? Not very... Now explain how anyone with the ability to respire and walk at the same time still puts any credence in the supposed-science behind environmentalism? OK lets check the record. 1. While the intellectual father of environmentalism is the philosopher Hegel, who posited two aspects that make ecology possible: a) the idea of the oneness of everything, and b) the superiority of the collective as compared to the individual (a very German concept!). But the emotional daddy is none other than Thomas Malthus. And Liberals are nothing, if not emotional. a. Malthus originated the view that the food production of the world would increase arithmetically (1-2-3- ), while the human population would increase geometrically (1-2-4-8 ). Conclusion: mass starvation and epidemics. Sounds environmental already, doesnt it? b. Malthus passed on in1834- yet his view continues in the hearts and minds of Progressives, today, who have expanded the vision to pollution and environmental damage. c. BTW Malthus has been proven wrong over and over, based on agricultural advances, and technological innovation. 2. Ya live and learn. Some do. But in 1968, Paul Ehrlichs best seller, The Population Bomb, predicted Malthusian mass starvation throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Wrong. 3. Ehrlich and his pal, John Holdren, in 1971, long before Dr. Holdren came President Obamas science adviser, in an essay Overpopulation and the Potential for Ecocide, Dr. Holdren and his co-author, the ecologist Paul Ehrlich, warned of a coming ice age. Holdren's Ice Age Tidal Wave - NYTimes.com Wrong. a. And, of course, the obligatory 150-foot increase in sea level Ibid. 4. Speaking of sea level increases, Al Gore only promised a 20-foot rise. Al Gore?s movie ?An Inconvenient Truth? says sea levels could rise up to 20 feet. Is this true? » Scienceline Wrong. a. The UN IPCC predicted 200-500 millimeters (8-20 inches) in the 2007 report. ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg1/en/faq-5-1.html b. Looks like you can take your choice. Word is, some NYC residents (upper West Side) have begun growing gills. 5. More: the scholar John Holdren- did I mention Obama picked him to be Science Czar?- now has 1 billion people dying due to global warming by 2020. Did the President?s Nominee for Science Advisor Say He Thinks A Billion People Are Gonna Die? ? The Questionable Authority a. Need further indicia of the mental outlook of President Obama's pick? John P. Holdrens advocacy for a global planetary regime to enforce forced abortion, government `seizure of children born out of wedlock, and mandatory bodily implants designed to prevent pregnancy, Obamas top advisor also called for,Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods. Holdren notes that the proposal to forcibly mass sterilize the public against their will seems to horrify people and yet it doesnt seem to bother him too much. Ehrlich, Ehrlich, and Holdren, Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment, http://www.as.wvu.edu/biology/bio463/EHLRICH1.PDF 6. Just one more factor one should consider before placing ones faith in these environmental scientists ..remember their big project in the first half of the 20th century? For Progressives, it was eugenics; lets just kill off the unworthy. See a pattern here? 7. What the take-away? Environmentalists view mankind as a virus, a disease that must be eradicated. In 2011, Ehrlichs wife wrote a piece in the LATimes, comparing humanity to cancer: Perpetual growth is the creed of a cancer cell, not a sustainable human society. Overpopulation: Perpetual growth is the creed of a cancer cell, not a sustainable human society - Los Angeles Times a. Gee .Ill bet these folks would be in favor of a President who favored infanticide. And thats just what we have.