Earthly Remains: The danger of growth

Population growth means more people will be contributing to global warming

28th March, 2009

Paul R Ehrlich is a zoologist who specialises in the study of insects, or entomology. Now in his 70s, he is based at Stanford University in California, where he is also an authority in the field of conservation biology.

Just over 40 years ago, Ehrlich published a book that caused enormous controversy both at the time and ever since, but which was not about insects. It was called The Population Bomb, and in it he...

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