Make that ‘population bombs’

June 20, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Don Collins for the following OpEd.

“The Population Bomb,” Paul R. Ehrlich’s 1968 best-selling book that warned of mass starvation in the 1970s and ’80s, was wrong, but only on its time prediction. His famous bomb has already detonated! Only instead of being one bomb, the rise of population has caused multiple detonations that will continue now and in the years ahead.

Adding 2 billion to 4 billion more humans to our current 6.7 billion won’t help, but the real impact of population growth is the main story, a dire situation that we must treat urgently. Human numbers remain the elephant in the living room — consistently and dangerously ignored by most leaders of both developed and undeveloped nations.

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