A selection of Reason's most incisive articles on population, pollution, resource depletion, biodiversity, energy, climate change, and the ideological environmentalists' penchant for peddling doom.
Despite an apocalyptic media narrative, the modern era has brought much longer lives and the greatest decline in poverty ever.
It shouldn't be surprising that a misanthropic worldview like Paul Ehrlich's can be taken in xenophobic directions.
The Population Bomber has never been right, but is never in doubt that the world is coming to its end.
The Superabundance authors make a compelling case that the world is getting richer for everyone.
"Synthetic wombs make having kids much faster, easier, cheaper, and more accessible."
For decades, Western apologists downplayed the horrific consequences of China’s reproductive restrictions..
Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know documents progress and explains why it happens.
"Environmental humanism will eventually triumph over apocalyptic environmentalism."
Discredited 18th-century economist Thomas Malthus still haunts the environmental debate.
The U.N. Says World Population May Top Out at 10.9 Billion Before 2100. Other Demographers Say It'll Be Much Lower.
Thanks to global expansion of reproductive freedom, actual population growth is likely to be less and peak around the middle this century
Thanks to the ultimate resource: the human mind
"For the first time ever there are now more people in the world older than 65 than younger than 5."
Such predictions were wrong half a century ago, and this one is likely mistaken too.
America desperately needs more immigrants to support its economy.
If you read Reason you already know these three pieces of good news about global trends.
The supervillain's master plan echoes the fears of "Population Bomb" author Paul Ehrlich.
Half a century after The Population Bomb, Ehrlich still thinks global catastrophe is just around the corner.
New report claims U.S. overpopulation will blight their futures.
World grain production grew by 3 percent this year, while world population rose just 1.2 percent.
Increased wealth and technological progress give people greater liberty to decide when, how, with whom, and if they want to reproduce.
New predictions of animal population doom are likely exaggerated.
For people, unlike rats, the human 'behavioral sink' seems to be greater creativity, not pathological collapse.
Population density portends greater creativity, not collapse
Malthusianism might make a good movie plot, but it is just fiction.
Immigration makes the strangest bed fellows
Unfortunately, there is no shortage of would-be Secretaries of the Future.
Reproductive central planning works as badly as economic central planning
Neo-Malthusians still get it wrong: Markets and science will feed 9 billion if not blocked.
New York Times columnist reveals today the "secret" that my new book documents.
Bailey responds to the criticism below
And still just as wrong