Tag Archives: Population Bomb

Abundance of Scarcity

John Tierney asks:

Does being spectacularly wrong about a major issue in your field of expertise hurt your chances of becoming the presidential science advisor? Apparently not, judging by reports . . . that Barack Obama will name John P. Holdren as his science advisor. . . .

Holdren was a big proponent of the erroneous Ehrlich “population bomb” thesis. Seems in general to be an alarmist, scarcity scare-monger, and all-around bully who mixes three parts politics for every one part science.