Overpopulation?

Invictus febboy at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Jun 3 09:31:34 MDT 1997


The Atlantic Monthly has a discussion of this
problem.  Please see
http://www.theatlantic.com/atlantic/issues/97jun/consume.htm

The following was cut from that discussion,,,,

                        IN the 1970s Paul Ehrlich, a biologist at
Stanford
                        University, predicted that global shortages
would soon
                        send prices for food, fresh water, energy,
metals, paper,
                    and other materials sharply higher. "It seems
certain," Paul and
                    Anne Ehrlich wrote in The End of Affluence (1974),
"that
                    energy shortages will be with us for the rest of the
century, and
                    that before 1985 mankind will enter a genuine age of
scarcity in
                    which many things besides energy will be in short
supply."
                    Crucial materials would near depletion during the
1980s,
                    Ehrlich predicted, pushing prices out of reach.
"Starvation
                    among people will be accompanied by starvation of
industries
                    for the materials they require."

Regards, PapaPaul

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