Anne H. Ehrlich born Des Moines, IA November 17, 1933. Environmental scientist. With her husband Paul, co-authored works on overpopulation and environment.
“Even if only key military sites of a major power were targeted in a modest sized attack, the civilian population would nevertheless suffer millions of prompt casualties from blast, fire, and radioactive fallout. . . 5 to 12 percent of its population—some 12 to 30 million in either case—could be killed by immediate effects. . . In the event of a full-scale nuclear war…the outlook for humanity’s future would be much bleaker than it is today.” (with John W. Birks “If Deterrence Ails: Nuclear Winter and Ultraviolet Spring”, Hidden Dangers: Environmental Consequences of Preparing for War, 1990, pp. 138, 140; photo Stabroek News)