The Population Bomb, Then and Now

New York Times: I hope you’ll spare a few minutes to watch the latest Retro Report video — an examination of the “woe is me” scare put into us in a big way in 1968 by the specter of an exploding “population bomb.” The film centers on Paul R. Ehrlich, who went from studying butterfly populations to becoming a bestselling author and frequent Johnny Carson guest. Clyde Haberman has written a companion article for The Times that describes the main points in the video report. Here’s an excerpt: After the passage......

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