Roger's discussion acts like this is news.
In the early 1970s conservatives declared the population bomb theory a fraud, but it has been taught for over 30 years in schools. Liberals love the theory because it supports their views about abortion and world government. So it was taught and taught. And its teaching helped raise a generation of academic liberals.
Of course, the NY Times doesn't hold liberal scientists accountable for teaching falsehoods in school for 30+ years.
Don't you remember the night Anne came home from Mary Institute and said that Erlich's "Population Bomb" was her science book? Dad had one of his favorite tantrums. That must have been about 1970.
I think that was Liza, not Anne. The news is that population experts have revised their estimates of the Earth's population from 12B to 10B people. Erlich was debunked about 20 years ago, as he was looking at shorter term predictions.