Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 9 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 4/18/18

Paul Erlich and Guy McPhearson on Climate, Population, and More

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     (# of views)   2 comments
Author 1198
Message Daniel Geery
Become a Fan
  (68 fans)


Chronologically a bit outdated (2015), unfortunately for us all, but right on point with two of the most far-seeing scientists I'm aware of. Dr. Erlich wrote The Population Bomb with his wife decades ago, and was promptly attacked by clowns that be, such as William Buckley (who responded with an essay, "The Population Firecracker").

The Erlichs were right, as we now clearly see, in spite of some technological changes, such as "The Green Revolution," which has in turn brought us "the nitrogen bomb." For that matter Thomas Malthus was right, at least on the basic biological concepts. I forget if he used the term "carrying capacity," which one learns about in high school if they're even half awake (a habitat can only carry X amount of species, even under the best of circumstances).

Guy's message appears to be tragically correct, and I only wonder what would happen if all the countries of the world, particularly Russia, China, and the U.S., got seriously aligned with the astoundingly simple concept that we are one species on one planet with the same fate. We have everything that truly matters in common, except the political will, whose failure is all too clearly our own. Our vision of the future doesn't seem to get past Niki Haley's nose, let alone toward making the world a better place for humans everywhere.

I encourage any thinking adult to seriously ponder this and other of Guy and Paul's works. I am at the stage of being glad I'm 70, feeling utter despair for future generations, and reckoning with applying whatever remains of my life to constructive purposes.

 

Must Read 3   Valuable 2   Supported 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Daniel Geery Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

In my run for U.S. Senate against Utah's Orrin Hatch, I posted many progressive ideas and principles that I internalized over the years. I'm leaving that site up indefinitely, since it describes what I believe most members of our species truly (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

CIA Agent Confesses On Deathbed: 'We Blew Up WTC7 On 9/11'...YourNewsWire.com

Why have kids?

The Foundation of Religion Fractured, shaky, and exposed

Military Coup Has Taken Over the U.S. A., Without a Single Shot Fired

Living on Sunshine, Underground & Off the Grid.