People with 8 kids should be told they “surely would not behave that way today.” Those considering a third should be accused of self-indulgence.
If it had been within his power to take the steps he insisted were necessary, the human rights abuses would have been horrendous.
Saving the world = demonizing alternative visions
Paul Ehrlich advocated the use of US helicopters so that Indian peasants could be kidnapped & forcibly sterilized.
Threats of famine, dead children, bombs, nuclear war, and oblivion.
Being an expert in a particular field doesn’t make you smart about the big picture.
The language being used in 1970, the year Earth Day was born, hasn’t changed much: Crisis. Catastrophe. Endangered. Extinction.
Since the 1970s, some scientists have embraced social & political activism. The public needs to be aware, therefore, that not every pronouncement made by a “scientist” is neutral or disinterested.