In Paul Ehrlich’s 1968 book Population Bomb, the third sentence reads: '
At this late date, nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate…'
But according to the United Nations, the global crude death rate for:
- 1965-1970 was 13 per 1,000 population; and for
- 2005-2010 was 8.4 per 1,000 population.
So instead of a “substantial increase” as predicted by Ehrlich, the reality was that death rate dropped by more than one-third (35.4%).