Some folks strain to find their agenda in every event. For Georgie Anne Geyer, state-mandated population control provides the only hope for her agenda: saving the environment, whatever that means. So she sees the heat, drought and fires this summer in Russia as proof that Malthus was right, all along. Yet …
While it is true that today’s disasters are affecting the near-term supply of food, the issue is not the current world population. The issue is these disasters were unplanned.
Had world farmers known last year that Russia would harvest less grain this year, more grain worldwide would have been planted. Problem solved.
Unplanned disasters are tough, regardless the population. Reduce the population to Robinson Crusoe and Friday, and a bad harvest would still lead to hardship.
But for Geyer, a logical sleight of hand and she has a non sequitur to blame mankind once again.