I've spent time going through my old library trying to archive and categorize my work for the past 34 years to facilitate those who might need to retrieve it when and if the same recurring issues again raise their ugly head. One large book in my library, ECOSCIENCE is a 1,051 page tome by three co-authors: Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich AND John P. Holdren. Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich were well known to me as the Zero Population Growth founder-advocates that they were and are.
|John P. Holdren, Presidential Science Advisor|
|Paul R. Ehrlich|
According to the Wikipedia article as it is as of this writing, these were the trio's positions vis a vis population:
Overpopulation was an early concern and interest. In a 1969 article, Holdren and co-author Paul R. Ehrlich argued, "if the population control measures are not initiated immediately, and effectively, all the technology man can bring to bear will not fend off the misery to come." In 1973, Holdren encouraged a decline in fertility to well below replacement in the United States, because "210 million now is too many and 280 million in 2040 is likely to be much too many." In 1977, Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne H. Ehrlich, and Holdren co-authored the textbook Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment; they discussed the possible role of a wide variety of means to address overpopulation. These included some extreme measures, none of which Ehrlichs and Holdren advocated, such as forced sterilization, compulsory abortion, contraceptives in the food and water supply, reproductive licenses, and more.The edition I own was copyrighted in 1970, 1973, and 1977. Curiously, John Holdren is now advising POTUS (President of the United States) on "global warming" and "climate change" issues.
That is every so interesting. In the 1977 edition which I own, a new potential "ICE AGE" was their then bogeyman. I'll bet the Ehrlichs and Holdren could in true New Age fashion "recycle" their 1970, 1973, and 1977 editions to Boston, Michigan, and other harsh winters of 2013-14 and 2014-15 survivors. We could well believe a new "Ice Age" is upon us. They might have a harder time selling it to California!
I'm finishing a traumatic week -- still working on the HiJacking of Evangelicalism series.