Monday, October 12, 2015

The Population Bomb: What Happened?

President Nixon and others warned in 1969 that a population crisis was looming.

Indeed, a newscaster announced that "if we do not by humane means limit our numbers, then our numbers are going to be limited by more famines and shortages and consequent social conflict."

According to Stanford researcher Paul Ehrlich, "we have a finite planet with finite reources."

What happened? How did Ehrlich and other get it so wrong? This short 13 minute documentary from the New York Times explains.

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