A Malthusian myth

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13 Jun 2010

For how long can Malthusians and even mainstream greens keep on making the absurd claim that any discussion of population is a taboo? Martin Rees became the latest to make the suggestion in the second of this year’s BBC Reith lectures on “scientific horizons”. Yet Sir Martin is at the pinnacle of the British establishment: President of the Royal Society (Britain’s top scientific organisation), Astronomer Royal and Master of Trinity College Cambridge (probably the most prestigious Oxbridge college). Indeed only pillars of the establishment are invited to give the Reith lectures in the first place.

For more on this alleged taboo see my post of 9 June and Brendan O’Neill’s spiked article from 17 February 2010.