Posts Tagged ‘Malthus’

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    The Green Blog: An Environmental Bet

    Sep 11, 13 • 539 Views • 1 Comment

    33 years ago, an environmentalist and a economist made a $1000 bet. In The Population Bomb (1968), Paul Ehrlich predicted global ecological calamity. Disagreeing, Julian Simon said that free markets would solve environmental problems. The bet involved the...  [read more]

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    Will We Have Enough Food in 2050?

    Oct 15, 11 • 301 Views • No Comments

    The world is getting richer. And richer people eat more meat. And the animals they eat consume more food. Also, everyday, the world has more people. The bottom line? According to a study from Nature, we have to double the world’s food supply by 2050....  [read more]

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    From China to Iowa

    Mar 5, 11 • 223 Views • No Comments

    We can travel very quickly from China to Iowa. In an excellent report from The Economist on feeding the world, you can see how an increasingly affluent Chinese urban consumer affects many of us. One example connects more Chinese meat consumption to soaring...  [read more]