By Max Kummerow Sir David Attenborough remarked in a 2011 presidential lecture to the Royal Society that “every environmental and social problem is made more difficult and ultimately impossible to solve with ever more people.” Wherever women’s status has improved and societies modernized, he said, birth rates have fallen. He begged his audience to “talk […]
No follow-up should be needed to expose the ludicrousness of Nordhaus’s statement, but just in case: Agriculture is the very foundation of the economy. No agriculture, no anything else. Think about it. Any hit on agriculture – whether from climate change, bad luck, or stupid policies – has a magnified effect on the economy at large.
Society has reached a tipping point where further economic growth is causing serious health problems.
Garrett Hardin seems to have made the some incorrect assumptions about human behavior — assumptions familiar to students of economics.
Concerned about the fate of civilization? Maybe there’s some good news from an unlikely source.
Dolts, dimwits, and dunces: Herman Daly delivers a dose of reality on what denotes “dumb.”