American Elephants


They Predicted Environmental Disaster! Nevermind. by The Elephant's Child

From the Reason Foundation, here are their top five environmental disasters that were predicted.  Didn’t happen.  There are lots more that didn’t make the list like acid rain — had a specific source, cleaned up, crisis over.  The hole in the ozone layer is a naturally occurring phenomenon that happens every year in the early winter. Supposedly extinct animals have turned out not to be extinct after all.  The ice cap on Kilimanjaro is returning nicely.  Arctic ice melts in the summer, grows in the winter, some years more than others.

We cannot predict the future.  Computer programs can’t predict the future either.  We are an adaptive species, and pretty good at adapting.

Happy Earth Day.


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