samedi 9 février 2013

Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?

On January 8th, the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B published a commentary by Stanford scientists Paul and Anne Ehrlich titled “Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?” It would seem that the husband-and-wife team think that, even after the Mayan calendar apocalypse that failed to materialize and the repetitive doomsday chiming from the stopped clock that is Harold Camping, we need a little more end-times worry, this time with more scientific footnotes.
Notwithstanding its dependence on citations, this report is assuredly not a “study”, as Salon erroneously labels it, since it adds no new data to the literature and contains no experimental results. What it does contain is a pessimistic scenario in which overpopulation leads to societal collapse, which has been a long-standing and highly debatable theme for Dr. Ehrlich since the late 1960s, when his book The Population Bomb became a best-seller.

Paul Ehrlich a notamment dit : 
Giving people the right to have as many people, as many children that they want is, I think, a bad idea. Nobody, in my view, has the right to have 12 children or even three unless the second pregnancy is twins,” 

Question : qu'est ce que l'écologie a à voir avec la gauche et le socialisme ? 

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