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    Is the world running out of resources?

    In 1798, British economist Thomas Malthus published An Essay on the Principle of Population. In it, Malthus hypothesized that as the population grew, earth’s resources would become increasingly scarce, leading to the elimination of large swaths of the population by way of war, plague, or starvation. Not a rosy…
    Brooke Medina, March 3, 2021
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    The Limits to Panic

    That’s the title of a fantastic post by Bjørn Lomborg taking to task the Club of Rome’s 1972 doomsday forecast, The Limits to Growth: We were doomed, because too many people would consume too much. Even if our ingenuity bought us some time, we would end up killing the…
    Jon Sanders, June 18, 2013