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The World´s Resources Aren´t Running Out
Wall Street Journal, by Matt Ridley

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Posted By:quantumman, 4/26/2014 8:16:16 AM

How many times have you heard that we humans are "using up" the world´s resources, "running out" of oil, "reaching the limits" of the atmosphere´s capacity to cope with pollution or "approaching the carrying capacity" of the land´s ability to support a greater population? The assumption behind all such statements is that there is a fixed amount of stuff—metals, oil, clean air, land—and that we risk exhausting it through our consumption. "We are using 50% more resources than the Earth can sustainably produce, and unless we change course, that number will grow fast—by 2030, even two planets will not be enough," says Jim Leape,

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Adam Smith´s "invisible hand" of the markets will always handle allocation of the planet´s resources, not command and control economies.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: avikingman, 4/26/2014 8:45:18 AM     (No. 9825356)

Julian Simon displayed this years ago with his winning bet over Paul Erlich.

Died way before his time. RIP.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Lincoln_Simon

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 4/26/2014 9:04:22 AM     (No. 9825378)

The scary thing for ecologists is that no one really directs the economy and that its motivation is to make money, not to benefit the planet or any altruistic goal.

But time and time again the best way to make money is also pretty good for individuals and the planet. As noted in the article, wealthy countries can AFFORD to use better technologies and also to make improvements that benefit the environment. Wealthy countries can afford to have conversations about environmental needs.

Ecologists dislike markets because any improvements are not "required" to help the environment. Yet, the long term outcome is exactly that. Ecologists advocate controlling policies instead of proven, measurable benefits from the free market. Most free market folks have learned that poor environmental practices end up more expensive in the long run. So they use common sense and economically practical environmental techniques.

They usually don´t meet the extreme demands of ecologists. But functioning like the ecologists would demand would preclude maintaining or improving standards of living which are vital and desired. Ecologists would impose the "best" environmental practices at the cost of all else instead of accepting "good" environmental practices that are compatible with a good lifestyle.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kristen, 4/26/2014 10:13:31 AM     (No. 9825472)

The problem is too many people. Civil War battlefields, scenic areas, beautiful irreplaceable homes have been destroyed to make room for tacky housing, etc. I have witnessed this personally. We even bring in people from hostile countries to add to our population.

Just look at China and its horrific pollution problems.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: craige, 4/26/2014 10:36:21 AM     (No. 9825503)

Predictions:
The 1st problem as I see it, is myopia , resulting in lack of critical information. There is more to reality than any one field.
The 2nd problem is assumption of static conditions. Reality is dynamic.
The 3rd problem is viewing humanity as the center of everything. Bad things do not happen when we anger the gods. Especially Ghia.

Alvin and Heidi Toffler cross fields and assume a dynamic reality.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dvc, 4/26/2014 2:56:39 PM     (No. 9825806)

Pollution is caused by poor technology and not caring. The "too many people" claim by the fools like Paul Ehrlich has been proven wrong again and again. No matter how many times these fascist, central planning ecoNazis are proven wrong when their predictions do not happen, they continue down the same path,becoming ever more hysterical.

How anyone can listen to anything that Paul Ehrlich and similar "experts" say about the future without laughing in their faces is just a measure of how little people pay attention to even very recent history. Ehrlich´s completely insane predictions (that by the 1980s all life in the sea would be dead, and many others equally frightful) have ALL been wrong.

Since 100% of these predictions like "Limits to Growth" and all of Paul Ehrlich´s stupid books have been wrong, why do we still listen to these modern day witchdoctors rolling their bones and colored stones (ridiculously incomplete and unvalidated computer models) and "telling the future"?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: EmilioCavaradosi, 4/26/2014 3:25:21 PM     (No. 9825839)

As I recall, The credibility of the Club of Rome prediction vanished when some people at Stirling University in the U.K. ran their model backward and found it "postdicted" the collapse of civilization in the early 20th century.

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