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lect june 1 st   16:28 Environmental paradoxes Today’s ids Julian simon (cont) Population bomb Tragedy of the commons The big dams Final is 9-11 Today’s music Rem “Cuyahoga” Frank black and the catholics, st francis Dam disaster Julian simon Died 1998, of a heart attack, running to catch a plane The marketplace should determine everything He only thinks about economics, but that’s the way conservative economists  think A fellow with the Cato institute He was a neo-smithian Humans are the only things that matter, everything else is under human  dominion Nature is for human benefit
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He is a-spiritual about nature, there is no use for wilderness unless it can be  use for human gain Protecting endangered species has little meaning to him,  Orthodoxy of environmentalism, it is based on bad science The bet, he and paul earlick, got to pick the five metals that would be higher in  1990, than 1980 o Just because a resource becomes less expensive, doesn’t mean that it  has gotten less scarce As for population, he says we don’t have enough people because world wide  wages were increasing Wallace stegner, quote, we need wilderness for our sanity The population bomb Paul ehrlick The population bomb, is the title of a book from 1968 o By paul ehrlick, was and is an ecologist o Professor at Stanford university o It is an anology, because population growth is a ticking time bomb o Bomb analogy is there because of the H bomb o In the book, ehrlick, 1970s will be the decade when the earth starts to fail,  because there are too many people o It is a very dire book o He was saying that the 1970s would result in reductions in the population It is similar to Thomas Malthus, criticized him as being a neo-malthusian He believed still that the earth’s population is due for a crash He believed back in 68, that the earth’s carrying capacity was 2 -3 billion  people He would see visible stresses of nature
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He believed that the carrying capacity was already reached
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2010 for the course ENV S 3 taught by Professor Graves during the Spring '05 term at UCSB.

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