posted: 16 Nov 1998
updated: 16 Nov 1998
I think you’re being unduly pessimistic about our population future. How do you know that some new technological breakthrough isn’t going to come along to save us?
...and the response:
It wasn’t the absence of a coagulant that caused the bleeding in this story, it was what the people were doing to themselves. In the same way, it isn’t the absence of a technological breakthrough that is causing us to overpopulate the earth, it’s what we’re doing to ourselves. The people in this story didn’t need a super new coagulant, they needed to stop stabbing themselves. In the same way, we don’t need a technological breakthrough, we need to stop the unwinnable race between food and growth.
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