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The Neo-Malthusians

by John Daniel Davidson

Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong, by Robert Bryce (PublicAffairs, 400 pp., $27.99)

The earth is changing at a catastrophic rate. Oceans are rising, animals are dying off, and widespread drought and famine are on the horizon.

That’s not a summary of Darren Aronofsky’s big-budget, gnostic-environmentalist film Noah, but of a March report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which warns of dire consequences if leading nations do not take steps immediately to curb the effects of climate change and contain the damage already underway.

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