Saturday, June 6, 2015

Whither the Population Bomb?

Fascinating retrospective of "The Unrealized Horrors of the Population Bomb" at the New York Times. 

The money quote from Gita Sen, development economist at the Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute for Management in Bangalore:

"I know Paul Ehrlich reasonably well and I respect him as a biologist. I don't and never have, and he knows it, agree with his views on population. It's a tendency to apply to human beings the same sort of models that may apply for the insect world. The difference, of course, is that human beings are conscious beings and we do all kinds of things to change our destiny."

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