After the book Population Bomb came out predicting disaster from overpopulation the Green Revolution postponed the calamity leading to ConservativesÂ pooh poohing the prediction as so much fear mongering. Jared Diamond’s newer book “Collapse” is trying to reignite those fears and says thatÂ Rwanda’s genocide was a preview of that apocalypse.Â So to mayÂ be the genocidal fightingÂ in Darfur.
Europe and Japan offer a quite different prospect for the future as their populations decline.
America enjoys a nice balance and its not just because of immigration. Newsweek’s Robers J. Samuelson has an interesting column on this.