My thanks to the Competitive Enterprise Institute for a compilation of news articles predicting dooms of various types. Below are some of the foreboding conclusions reached by scientists in the recent past that were noted in their piece.
17 November 1967 – The Salt Lake Tribune published an article by George Getze, a writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the headline, “Dire Famine Forecast by ‘75”. Dr. Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist, cited world population as the problem and called for radical birth control measures to be taken.
April 16th, 1970, – The Boston Globe ran an article with the headline, “Scientist Predicts A New Ice-Age By The 21st Century”. In it, James P. Lodge Jr. of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, warned that pollution would soon obliterate the sun and freshwater rivers would be dried up to create electric power.
July 9th, 1971 – The Washington Post, Times Herald published the findings of Dr. S. I. Rasool of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Columbia University claiming that air pollution would cause a disastrous new ice-age in as little as 50 years. The findings were also presented at the International Study of Man’s Impact on Climate, held that year in Stockholm, Sweden.
December 3rd, 1972 – A letter from Brown University informed president Nixon that a council of 42 scientists from the U.S. & Europe determined that glacial temperatures and food shortages due to shorter growing seasons could soon be expected.
January 29th, 1974 – An article in The Guardian with the headline, “Space Satellites Show New Ice Age Coming Fast”, warned that scientists had indeed examined satellite pictures of weather patterns and concluded that a mini-ice was soon to come.
June 24th, 1974 – A TIME science article reported that since the 1940s, the mean temperature had dropped 2.7°, that the persistence and thickness of the icepack around Iceland and a 12% increase in area covered by ice & snow in the northern hemisphere were all harbingers of a coming ice-age.
Many other such articles were included, but as always, God will have the last word, “While the earth remains, seedtime & harvest, cold & heat, summer & winter, day & night shall not cease”, Genesis 8:22