Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Amnesic doomsayers

Bret Stephens has an interesting piece in today's Wall Street Journal reminding environmentalists of their past doom-mongering. Stephens reminds us of "when we were supposed to believe that population growth would outstrip food production. This gave us such titles as 'Famine 1975!', a 1967 best seller by the brothers William and Paul Paddock, along with Paul Ehrlich's vastly influential 'The Population Bomb,' a book that began with the words, 'The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.'"