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Erle C. Ellis: "Overpopulation Is Not The Problem", New York Times op-ed, 13 September 2013.

 

Following the interview with Mark Musser on his book Nazi Oaks, I came across this op-ed in The New York Times by Erle C. Ellis, associate professor of geography and environmental systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and visiting associate professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Although he once believed that we humans are undermining our own planetary life-support systems by engineering our environments, he has since changed his mind. While he still hears some of his scientific colleagues make these kinds of claims - as he says, "often unchallenged" - he now believes that such views "demonstrate a profound misunderstanding of the ecology of human systems."

 

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