Warning: this review contains spoilers. Avengers: Infinity War is a relentlessly bleak movie about a giant purple alien collecting a brightly-colored set of glowy MacGuffins with which he intends to solve overpopulation on a cosmic level. He is opposed by nearly thirty major characters from eight distinct superhero franchises, including but not limited to a […]
In his book The Population Bomb, first published in 1968, Paul R. Ehrlich made a number of predictions about the future of our planet based on his understanding of population growth and food supplies. Ehrlich’s projections were not new. Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), a British political economist and mathematician, proposed that population growth would outstrip any increase in food supplies in his day.