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Population, Resources, and the Faith-Based Economy: the Situation in 2016

Paul R. Ehrlich () and Anne H. Ehrlich
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Paul R. Ehrlich: Stanford University
Anne H. Ehrlich: Stanford University

Biophysical Economics and Resource Quality, 2016, vol. 1, issue 1, 1-9

Abstract: Abstract Today’s population–resource–environment situation is summarized in comparison with that pertaining in 1968 when The Population Bomb was published. The human predicament is now much more serious, since the human population has more than doubled in size since 1968, key resources are much more depleted, and environmental deterioration is substantially more advanced. It is concluded that a change of society as profound and far-reaching as the agricultural revolution may provide a slim hope of avoiding a collapse of civilization, a change so profound as to cause the disappearance of most of the features of the industrial age and the myths that sustain it.

Keywords: Demography; Food; Climate; Religion; Governance; Collapse (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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