New York Times

“After a week of discussions on the causes of climate change, an assembly of specialists from several continents seems to have reached unanimous agreement on only one point: it is getting colder.” –1961

“A close adviser of President Nixon was told by scientists this weekend that the official Federal notion of limiting population by voluntary birth control was ‘insanity,’ and birth control would have to be made compulsory to avert the chaos of threatened global overpopulation.” –1969

“Thirty-three leading scientists warned today that to avoid a world environmental catastrophe Britain must soon stop building roads, tax the use of power and raw materials and eventually cut her population by half.” –1972

“Scientists Ask Why World Climate Is Changing; Major Cooling May Be Ahead; Scientists Ponder Why World’s Climate Is Changing; a Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be Inevitable.” –1975

“A group of scientists opposing nuclear power plants said today that the Government’s basic safety estimates were far too optimistic and that reactor accidents might kill thousands of people by the year 2000.” –1977

“With the cold war over, many scientists are converting both their professional skills and their activist convictions from national security and nuclear weapons to other issues, particularly the environment. This intellectual shift is driven variously by principle, by a growing interest in the environment among younger scientists, by the hunger for new challenges and – not least – by the search for new sources of financial support.” –1992


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