Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; (D&C 98:10)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Myth of the Population Bomb

The Population Bomb is a book written by Paul R. Ehrlich in 1968. "It warned of the mass starvation of humans in the 1970s and 1980s due to overpopulation, as well as other major societal upheavals, and advocated immediate action to limit population growth." (Wikipedia Page)

There are many criticisms of the predictions of this book.

What Ehrlich famously got wrong was the planet’s carrying capacity. Sure, global population doubled. But thanks to the Green Revolution, per-acre grain yields went up much faster than that. The inflection point in global agricultural productivity, in fact, came just as Ehrlich was finishing his book. ("Why 'The Population Bomb' Bombed", Justin Fox, Jun 1, 2015)

We all have the inherit right to produce life. Technology has proven that we, as a whole, will be able to take care of them. Parents also have the responsibility to care for their children physically, emotionally and socially.

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