Paul R. Ehrlich Quotes

The National Academy of Sciences would be unable to give a unanimous decision if asked whether the sun would rise tomorrow.

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.

If we were redesigning around people instead of around automobiles which I think the market is more or less going to do although too slowly than I'd be a lot cheerier.

Anyone who opposes methods to control the birth rate is automatically voting in favour having the death rate go up.

By 1985 enough millions will have died to reduce the earth's population to some acceptable level like 1.5 billion people.

The mother of the year should be a sterilized woman with two adopted children

To err is human but to really foul things up you need a computer.

In pushing other species to extinction humanity is busy sawing off the limb on which it perches.

I see harm reduction as a way of engaging people as part of that path to recovery.

I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.

There are substitutes for oil; there is no substitute for fresh water.

The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.

We're one of the most highly regulated industries and we have to pay attention to what government is doing.

Actually the problem in the world is that there are too many rich people.