As we celebrate Earth Day keep in mind how accurate the scientists have been with their predictions of doom and gloom. Yes we do pollute our air and water, yes we can improve our behavior and clean up our habits to improve the quality of our environment.
We are not behaving so poorly that the world as we know it is going to stop in the foreseeable future. The sky is not falling and the world wont end soon.
This article by Daniel Payne reinforces my point.
Now you can ignore the hysteria and simply live your life without worrying about Tampa.
April 22, 2017 By Daniel Payne
Today is the 47th annual Earth Day. On this day, it is worth reflecting on how completely, totally wrong environmental alarmists often are. Few things tell us more about the environmental movement—where it’s been and, more importantly, where it is now—than its dismal track record in the predictive department.
Case in point: Paul Ehrlich, who is as close to a rock star as you’re apt to find among environmentalists. Ehrlich is most famous for his 1968 book “The Population Bomb,” in which he famously predicted that, during the 1970s and 1980s, humanity would suffer mass famine and starvation due to overpopulation. “At this late date,” Ehrlich wrote, “nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate.”
Spoiler alert: Ehrlich was wrong—so wrong, in fact, that not only did his doomsday predictions fail to materialize, but the exact opposite happened. Readers who were alive during the 1970s and 80s will recall that there was plenty to eat, there was no mass die-off, everything worked out fine, and humanity’s lot continued to improve as it had throughout the rest of the 20th century.