Environmentalists have resurrected the thinking of Thomas Malthus, who postulated in 1798 that population would quickly outstrip food and we’re all doomed.
222 years later, there’s over 7.7 billion people, and food has never been more affordable. https://t.co/M4LkISZkZA
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The Green-Left is anti-people.
Misanthropy runs so deep in their tribe that they have resurrected Thomas Malthus, who postulated in his An Essay on the Principle of Population, that population growth would quickly outstrip food supplies and we are in effect, all doomed. Malthus wrote that in 1798 and his prophesy of doom has failed to come to pass. Two hundred and twenty-two years later there are over 7.7 billion people in the world, and food has never been more abundant and affordable.
Malthus didn’t factor in the power of individual freedom to improve the human condition through innovation.
Moreover, nations that adopt free market capitalism under the rule of law advance to the point where population becomes stable. Many developed nations have birth rates lower than that needed to replace their population.
Here’s the official description:
Many scholars, writers, activists and policy-makers have linked growth in population to environmental degradation, especially catastrophic climate change. In the last few years, however, a number of writers and academics have documented significant improvements in human well-being, pointing to longer lifespans, improved health, abundant resources and a general improvement in the environment.
Population Bombed!: Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and Climate Change, addresses the main shortcomings of arguments advanced by both population control advocates and optimistic writers, explaining how economic prosperity and a cleaner environment are the direct results of both population growth and humanity’s increased use of fossil fuels. The book also shows how campaigns against the spread of fossil fuels will cause misery in the developing world, fuel poverty in advanced economies, and will inevitably wreak havoc on the natural world.
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