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Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich has been at the pessimistic forefront of the modern ecological movement for nearly four decades. His book, The Population Bomb, published in 1968, was an intellectual spark that contributed to the popular view that mankind was running out of control and that catastrophe was just around the corner. Many scientists have maintained that most of Ehrlich’s gloomy views were wrong. Needless to say, Ehrlich disagrees. Now he has a new book out co-authored with his wife Anne Ehrlich. It too takes a dark and alarmist view of the human condition.
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Professor at Stanford University, cofounder of the group Zero Population Growth, and the author or coauthor of more than 40 books, most recently, "One with Nineveh: Politics, Consumption and the Human Future"
Originally Aired: 5/13/2004
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