It’s not hard to understand how this happened. The early 1970s witnessed an environmental awakening -- some of it visionary, but much of it myopic. Along with Earth Day and popular campaigns to promote conservation came books such as The Limits to Growth, whose computer printouts gave a scientific veneer to the text’s prophesies of economic doom and massive loss of human life from overpopulation and environmental degradation.
From TCS, the suggestion that there is actually a cost for environmental activism. Is it time to subject the assertions of environmental wnthusiasts to economic measures?