Environmentalist Whackos Get One Right: Pope’s Climate Change Message Makes No Sense without Population Control

The Pope’s climate change message is completely inconsistent with his official position on abortion and birth control. The Guardian calls him “a top U.S. scientist.” In reality, Paul Ehrlich is nothing but a zealot who has a record of making predictions about the world running out of resources that are scary and always wrong. In this case, he accidentally makes an astute observation. Thus, the Guardian reports, “Pope’s climate push is ‘raving nonsense’ without population control, says Read more […]

Economic Theory in “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

What was Charles Dickens really doing when he wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’? “Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the establishments I have mentioned: they cost enough: and those who are badly off must go there.” “Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.” “If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” That Read more […]

40 Years of Doomsaying Earth Day Predictions

In case you missed it, it was Earth Day yesterday. Frankly, I don’t know how you could. If you turn on the TV, a radio or went on any Internet search engine you could not help but notice the in your face green themes. Take heart, though. Lucky for you that missed celebrating Earth Day – the celebration is all week long. So in the spirit of Earth week — let’s look back to the beginnings of Earth Day and some of the predictions made by the scientific geniuses some 40 or so years ago. Let Read more […]

‘Population Bomb’ Scientist Predicts the End of Humanity

In his book The Population Bomb, first published in 1968, Paul R. Ehrlich made a number of predictions about the future of population growth and food supplies. Forty-give years later, Ehrlich is making new predictions about our inevitable end. “‘The human predicament is driven by overpopulation, overconsumption of natural resources and the use of unnecessarily environmentally damaging technologies and socio-economic-political arrangements to service Homo sapiens’ aggregate consumption,’ he Read more […]