We're all gonna die - Malthusian "science"

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The Malthusians are at it again. Now that the sub-prime science behind Global Warming is proving to be junk and the "Environmental" movement is proving to be political and not scientific, the focus is shifting to a new topic. Hat tip to The Westerner for linking to these two articles. First, from New Scientist magazine (thankfully their Opinion page and not an actual paper):
Special report: How our economy is killing the Earth
The graphs climbing across these pages are a stark reminder of the crisis facing our planet. Consumption of resources is rising rapidly, biodiversity is plummeting and just about every measure shows humans affecting Earth on a vast scale. Most of us accept the need for a more sustainable way to live, by reducing carbon emissions, developing renewable technology and increasing energy efficiency.

But are these efforts to save the planet doomed? A growing band of experts are looking at figures like these and arguing that personal carbon virtue and collective environmentalism are futile as long as our economic system is built on the assumption of growth. The science tells us that if we are serious about saving Earth, we must reshape our economy.
The Marxists failed to destroy capitalism by claiming that we had to hamstring business growth in order to prevent Global Warming, now they are dusting off the Malthusian of the old Club of Rome books (that were royally shot out of the water as being junk) and going after the diminishing resources bunk again. And secondly, from the BBC:
Earth on course for eco 'crunch'
The planet is headed for an ecological "credit crunch", according to a report issued by conservation groups.

The document contends that our demands on natural resources overreach what the Earth can sustain by almost a third.

The Living Planet Report is the work of WWF, the Zoological Society of London and the Global Footprint Network.
In words of one syllable: bull shit This is a political ploy by these organizations to gain a foothold and to get more money and followers. These are not scientific organizations, they are political ones and their "publications" should be treated as such...

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