Debating population

In: Daniel In The News

25 Jul 2007

Engineers Against Poverty has published a debate between me and David Nicholson-Lord, research associate of the Optimum Population Trust, in its July newsletter. Nicholson-Lord argues that the size of the global population is itself a problem. I counter that human ingenuity has enabled humanity to overcome apparently natural limits and is likely to do so in the future. The debate can be viewed on pages 3-5 of the newsletter: here (PDF).

Incidentally, Nicholson-Lord is also the deputy chairman of the New Economics Foundation (NEF). His involvement in both organisations suggests the NEF is more Malthusian than its radical reputation suggests.