50 Years of the Population Bomb.

The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion – NYTimes.com. This is an excellent look at Paul Erlich’s warning about overpopulation in the 1960s and why his predictions didn’t come true – more importantly, it talks about how the political issues were dealt with.

The important lesson applies to our current concern with climate change. Concern is better than complacency, but grabbing on to certainties isn’t.

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