The Simon-Ehrlich wager 25 years on

In Spiked this week… “The Simon-Ehrlich wager 25 years on”

“That the perspective put forward by the likes of Julian Simon on the social and environmental benefits of fossil fuels remain mind-boggling to a general audience is to be expected. That so many well-meaning academics and public intellectuals remain enthralled by scenarios of doom after two centuries of debates — in which the depletionists’ projections were repeatedly crushed by human creativity — is more puzzling.”

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