Tag Archives: Paul Ehrlich

Prophesy from Orwell to Ehrlich

When I was a student (about half a century ago) I once hitched a lift with a lorry driver who asked me what I was studying. “Philosophy”, I said. He held out his hand and said: “Read my palm”. My … Continue reading

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Development Strategies Out of the Ark: (Alex Cull)

(guest article by Alex Cull) It’s something we’ve become used to hearing from the sustainability merchants. The WWF, for instance, tell us that if everyone in the world lived as we do in the UK we’d need three planets instead … Continue reading

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Ehrlich and the ur-IPCC

As I pointed out in the first part of this essay, https://geoffchambers.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/origins-of-environmentalism-1/ Ark II by Pirages and Ehrlich is a political tract, concerned with outlining the kind of political system which, according to the authors, must replace the current capitalist system, … Continue reading

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Origins of Environmentalism (2)

The notion of eco-fascism is doing the rounds again, being brought up (surprisingly) by the normally mild-mannered Andrew Montford at http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2014/1/22/exploring-the-fascist-borderline.html Pointman (who I confess I don’t read as often or as closely as I should) is good on the … Continue reading

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Origins of Environmentalism (1)

In 2012 I had a couple of internet conversations with Cardiff psychologist and green activist Adam Corner. The first one got a lot of publicity, eg at Bishop Hill and Judith Curry’s Climate Etc., largely because it was the first … Continue reading

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Ehrlich’s Endarkenment, Emmott’s Ten Billion, and the War in Mali

[I can’t get the graph to work. Follow the link for a similar one] Professor Ehrlich and Professor Emmott are quite right. World population is likely to increase from its current 7 billion to about 9.5 billion in 2050 and … Continue reading

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Classics of English Literature (1): James Delingpole’s “Watermelons”.

I like Delingpole. He makes me laugh. I like him too for the same reason I like Monbiot: he’s read lots of stuff I haven’t, which saves me the trouble, and he’s good at drawing interesting conclusions and laying them … Continue reading

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