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#1. I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#2. A sign in the Hall of Biodiversity offers a quote from the Stanford ecologist Paul Ehrlich: IN PUSHING OTHER SPECIES TO EXTINCTION, HUMANITY IS BUSY SAWING OFF THE LIMB ON WHICH IT PERCHES. - Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
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#3. In ten years [i.e., 1980] all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#4. All scientists who've looked at it know we have to phase away from burning fossil fuels. That means we've got to put a lot of effort into alternate energy technologies, but we're still subsidizing fossil fuels and not subsidizing most of the alternatives. It's not going to be an easy transition. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#5. Too many cars, too many factories, too much detergent, too much pesticides, multiplying contrails, inadequate sewage treatment plants, too little water, too much carbon dioxide - all can be traced easily to too many people. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#6. According to population expert Dr. Paul Ehrlich, we should currently be experiencing a dystopian dreamscape where "survivors envy the dead," which seems true only when I look at Twitter. Yet - Author: Chuck Klosterman
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#7. We've all got to get together and demand something better out of our government and out of each other. We've got a system that's making us working harder, and isn't giving us satisfaction. We've got to sit down and decide what the hell we really want to be as human beings. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#8. We're one of the most highly regulated industries, and we have to pay attention to what government is doing. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#9. The mother of the year should be a sterilized woman with two adopted children - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#10. The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#11. Trying to separate the contributions of nature and nurture to an attribute is rather like trying to separate the contributions of length and width to the area of a rectangle, which at first glance also seems easy. When you think about it carefully, though, it proves impossible. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#12. There's all of this stuff where we have so much debate over nonsense; it could be cured if we had a better educational system, if we trained people to really try and look into things on their own. That's a tough thing to do, particularly with the educational system staggering. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#13. By 1985 enough millions will have died to reduce the earth's population to some acceptable level, like 1.5 billion people. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#14. Chinese are already more on board than we are. China is the only country that actually discussed in formal government documents how important it is to control the size of your populations if you're going to limit emissions. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#15. Actually, the problem in the world is that there are too many rich people. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#16. Few problems are less recognized, but more important than, the accelerating disappearance of the earth's biological resources. In pushing other species to extinction, humanity is busy sawing off the limb on which it is perched. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#17. There's no question at all that the population explosion will come to an end. The two basic choices are it'll come to an end because we control our reproduction, and in many areas we have started to do so, or we'll end up with a high death rate. You have to take a personal moral stand on this. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#18. I thought if the climate was heating that CO2 was the only forcing, and it would be late in the century before we had trouble. Now that we know about the other half of the forcing, it's obvious that the trouble is coming much sooner. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#19. With taxes, if they aren't working right, we can change them with a stroke of the pen. It's basically a market-type mechanism. People make their own choices. You run the taxes, and you get the results. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#20. The National Academy of Sciences would be unable to give a unanimous decision if asked whether the sun would rise tomorrow. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#21. The main thing is, and of course this is a pedant talking, we should start our education on these issues in kindergarten. Instead of saying, "See Spot run," we ought to say, "See the plant grow in the sun." We ought to explain what runs the weather in the third or fourth grade to start out with. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#22. I see harm reduction as a way of engaging people as part of that path to recovery. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#23. Most of the scientists I know think civilization is teetering on the brink of a global disaster. They just don't know when it's going to hit. I don't have the answer to that either. I'm scared as hell. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#24. People have to decide, first of all, how they'd like to live, and how secure they want to be from disaster. After that, scientists can help determine what would be necessary to achieve that. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#25. For example, I'm a great fan of pornography, but I don't see any reason not to restrict it so that people walking down the street who hate pornography don't have full color pictures outside of movie theaters. Let them be in a different district. I'm kidding about pornography, but you get the point. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#26. So, regarding the time frame, I'm only too willing to admit that my crystal ball, like everybody else's, is cracked. If I could predict precisely, I would have started predicting the stock market and would now be living with a bunch of young women on Bora Bora, having bought it. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#27. We're never all going to agree with each other. We have to learn to value the diversity. It's one of the presumable principles of our government that isn't followed nearly enough - one of the jobs of the majority is to try and make the minority feel comfortable. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#28. To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#29. There are substitutes for oil; there is no substitute for fresh water. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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#30. There are a lot of signs. One of the things that makes me most nervous is the disappearance of the frogs. They're going downhill all over the planet. Frogs are susceptible to all kinds of problems, because they require water to breed and their skin is very porous. Their condition is nerve racking. - Author: Paul R. Ehrlich
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