The Wall Street Journal earlier this month asked various friends to name their favorite books for 2015. Former Indiana Governor and current Purdue University President Mitch Daniels very kindly selected my book The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century as one of his 2015 favorites. Daniels wrote:
No, we're not all going to starve, and, no, we're not going to run out of anything essential and irreplaceable. Unless boneheaded government precludes it, human ingenuity will continue to surprise and to produce answers to all such challenges. But in an era when people receive
"genius" awards for careers of colossally fallacious doomsaying, an occasional corrective is valuable, and Ronald Bailey's "The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century" is one for this decade.
Regarding "genius" awards for colossaly fallacious doomsaying, I suspect that Daniels is referencing, among others, my comprehensive debunking of genius population doomster Paul Ehrlich, and genius famine prognosticator Lester Brown, and genius Limits to Growth depletionist Donella Meadows.
Although I have not yet gotten a genius award, The End of Doom might be one of your favorite books too. Amazon says that if you order now you could get as many copies as you'd like delivered before Christmas.