Worst-case scenarios mislead far more than they enlighten.
The End of Doom
But predictions of the apocalypse are again likely overstated.
Such predictions were wrong half a century ago, and this one is likely mistaken too.
Peak population, expanding forests, more abundant resources, falling air pollution, and plenty of farmland
Doomslayer Julian Simon vindicated after 40 years.
New Simon Abundance Index elegantly refutes primitive zero-sum intuitions with respect to population and resource availability trends.
But economic growth will reverse this trend by sparing lots more land for nature during this century.
If you read Reason you already know these three pieces of good news about global trends.
New predictions of animal population doom are likely exaggerated.
Geologists analyze the myth of mineral resource exhaustion.
'Facts don't come naturally. Drama and opinions do.'
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Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham admits he was wrong about "peak everything."
Recent trends on population, farmland, deforestation, and urbanization are cause for optimism.
Talking about "environmental thought" with Jedediah Purdy and Jonathan Cannon
"World will discover a clean energy breakthrough that will save our planet and power our world."
How low can the slide downward from the peak of the most recent commodity super-cycle go?
The anti-doomsaying book for this decade*
So says Purdue University President Mitch Daniels in the Wall Street Journal
Forget Right and Left: Are You an Upwinger or a Downwinger?
The Global Warming Policy Foundation interviews me about the book too.
Makes a wonderful Christmas gift.
New York Times columnist reveals today the "secret" that my new book documents.
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And there are far more trees than researchers previously thought - more than 3 trillion
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Remember the great penis scare of the 1990s?
Bailey responds to the criticism below
Modest self-promotion of my new book
Library Journal reviews my new book, published today.
Ronald Bailey Talks The End of Doom at Cato July 23, 2015