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Prof. Paul Ehrlich on The Population Bomb … and much else!
The Population Bomb was a bombshell best-seller when it was unleashed in 1968. Author Paul Ehrlich, a renowned biologist, warned of the consequences of unchecked population growth and introduced the term Zero Population Growth (ZPG). The population then was less than half of today’s figure …
06 March 2020
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29 February 2020
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24 January 2020
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20 January 2020
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Our specially coined word sums up the shock of the chasm that you’ll discover between some of your icons — and some very uncomfortable truths.
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