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‘The Population Bomb’ Is Still Ticking 50 Years after Publication – July 12, 2018

Why Paul Erhlich's warning deserves a new and less hysterical hearing

“The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” Stanford biologist and ecologist Paul Erhlich declared on the first page of his 1968 best-seller, “The Population Bomb.” Because the “stork had passed the plow,” he predicted, “hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death.”

 photo of Dhaka, BangladeshPhoto by Kibae Park/Sipa PressDhaka, Bandladesh has one of the highest population densities in the world and struggles with pollution and congestion.

Ehrlich’s book identified dramatically accelerating world population growth as the central underlying cause of myriad problems, from a food crisis in India to the Vietnam War to smog… more

by: Derek Hoff

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