Six-and-a-half billion reasons to be cheerful

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Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, believes that eco-catastrophists are wrong about humans and our impact on the planet. (spiked) Do you find this argument believable? I think that arguing from precedent that we can be sanguine about global warming is a straw man argument. Spiked‘s ‘don’t worry be happy’ polemics are tiresomely undiscriminating.

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  1. Charles 6 Jun 10 / 2.10 pm

    I think most of the examples in this are article are dramatically different from the most serious problems we are facing: the impending shortages of fresh water, petroleum, and the rare metals on which most of our major new technologies depend. Finding technological solutions to our problems won’t mean much if we no longer have the resources to use them.


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