Dr. Ehrlich, call your office

Michael Giberson I ended my semester in “Energy and Environmental Economics” talking about resource optimism and resource pessimism, framed mostly as a big picture debate between Julian Simon and others against Paul Ehrlich and Neo-Malthusians. Simon reports being puzzled at how folks could look at data showing human health and well-being getting better and better… More Dr. Ehrlich, call your office

So much oil that we don’t need infrastructure to develop it?

Michael Giberson At InsideClimate News Elizabeth Douglass has a long, sprawling article tying together projections of U.S. oil production growth sufficient to turn the U.S. into an oil exporting nation and the political opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. But the link between resource optimism and infrastructure obstructionism is a bit of a non sequitur.… More So much oil that we don’t need infrastructure to develop it?