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  1. It would be useful if Dr Tim Ball had actually read the Limits to Growth report before criticising it. If he had, he would have noted that it’s projections are remarkably, sadly, on track and the authors did not in anyway predict collapse before this point in time.

    Here’s a good summary by late energy banker Matt Simmons:

    Paul Ehrlich did not use computer models, and was certainly overly panicked when he wrote the Population Bomb.

    However, by ridiculing quotes like “In ten years [i.e., 1980] all important animal life in the sea will be extinct,” it would be tragic to imply that since he was wrong, that the real situation is therefore rosy. The reality is terrifying enough:

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