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Forget About Overpopulation, Soon There Will Be Too Few Humans

Thanks a lot, and so admirable that you now admit having been "blazingly wrong"! Perhaps I should've described my own double epiphany in the article: initially I was vey much influenced by my mentor Etienne Vermeersch (whom I mention in the essay), who was a disciple of Paul Ehrlich and the Club of Rome. I thought overpopulation was the root of all environmental problems. The, reading books by Hans Rosling, Charles Mann and others, I became convinced that fears about "population bombs" and overpopulation were outdated and that population growth peaked in t... (read more)