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Surge Summary: Biologist Paul Ehrlich got things glaringly wrong about overpopulation back in the 1970s … and he continues to miss the mark today. He’s still warning about too many people on Planet Earth when, in fact, the imminent crisis involves under population.
by The Ruth Institute
“The mainstream media have resurrected debunked overpopulation doomsayer Paul Ehrlich, author of the 1968 book The Population Bomb,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback, Ph.D.
“Almost six decades later, Ehrlich is unrepentant about predictions that turned out to be spectacularly wrong,” Morse observed.
“In a recent appearance on CBS’s 60 Minutes, the Stanford biologist still prophesized environmental apocalypse due to runaway population growth.”
“Perhaps no doomsayer in history has been wrong more often than Ehrlich. In the 60s, he predicted mass worldwide starvation in the 70s. He said people would be so hungry they’d consider eating human remains. He also predicted the oceans would be devoid of life by 1979.”
“Ehrlich has spawned a generation of Chicken Littles, including former Vice President Al Gore and child hysteric Greta Thunberg. Their views are resistant to reason and evidence.”
“Overpopulation is one of the biggest myths of our time,” Morse said. “When Ehrlich wrote his manifesto, the earth’s population was 3.5 billion. Today, with a population that exceeds 8 billion, we are healthier and better fed than any generation in history.”
“Perhaps the greatest threat to humanity’s future is Demographic Winter, that is, falling fertility leading to population decline,” Morse cautioned.
“Worldwide, human fertility has plummeted from 4.6 when The Population Bomb was published, to 2.4 today. Replacement level is 2.1. Now, most Western nations are well below that. In America, the fertility rate is 1.64.”
“While the media hyperventilate about over-population and fawn on Paul Ehrlich, they refuse to recognize the real threat to humanity: Demographic Winter.”
The Ruth Institute is one of the leading organizations fighting charlatans like Ehrlich and warning of the coming danger of depopulation. Learn more at our Demographic Winter Resource Center.
The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives, Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook Up World, and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.
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