Ronald Stein, electrical engineer, Founder PTS Advance, contributing author at CFACT: More than three decades before Greta Thunberg was born, more than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. We now look back at quotes from Earth Day, Then and Now,” by Ronald Bailey, Reason.com of the spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions from Earth Day 1970. Many of the same are being regurgitated today, but the best prediction from the first earth day five decades ago was that the “the pending ice age as earth had been cooling since 1950 and that the temperature would be 11 degrees cooler by the year 2000”. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970— okay, “celebrated” doesn’t capture the funereal tone of the event. The events (organized in part by then hippie and now convicted murderer Ira Einhorn) predicted death, destruction and disease unless we did exactly as progressives commanded.