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January 2016 Policy Study, Number 16-1

   

Doom and Gloom = 0, Human Ingenuity = 10

The World Hasn't Ended Yet!

   

Endnotes

   

 

[1] Bilge Ebiri, “The 22 Greatest Disaster Movies Of All Time,” Vulture.com, May 29, 2015, <http://www.vulture.com/2015/05/22-greatest-disaster-movies-of-all-time.html#> accessed on September 21, 2015.


[2] “Nostradamus,” biography.com, <http://www.biography.com/people/nostradamus-9425407> accessed on September 20, 2015.


[3] Robert Johnson, “14 Famous Predictions By Nostradamus,” Business Insider, December 21, 2011, <http://www.businessinsider.com/predictions-of-nostradamus-2011-12?op=1> accessed on September 21, 2015.


[4] “The ‘King of Terror’ Will Come In 1999 and Seven Months,” Fortuneteller, <http://www.foresightinhindsight.com/article/show/1297> accessed on September 22, 2015.


[5] “Latest Significant Earthquakes,” European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, October 11, 2015, <http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/significant_earthquakes.php> accessed on October 11, 2015.

 

[6] “Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834),” The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, Library of Economics and Liberty, <http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/bios/Malthus.html> accessed on September 21, 2015.

 

[7] “Thomas Malthus (1766 – 1834),” University of California Museum of Paleontology, <http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/malthus.html> accessed on September 22, 2015.

 

[8] Thomas Robert Malthus, Population: The First Essay, University of Michigan, 1959, p. 5,

<https://books.google.com/books?id=zUXuJTJ5sKcC&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=%22The+power+of+population +is+indefinitely+greater+than+the+power+in+the+earth+to+produce+subsistence+for+man.&source=bl&ots= 6GrurH3ZWp&sig=Gk5lnD6MgWwOU155GWqxKgB-zxw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBGoVChMIj_HJwve8yAIVx9g-Ch2cbgIC#v=onepage&q=%22The%20power%20of%20population%20is%20indefinitely%20greater%20than%20 the%20power%20in%20the%20earth%20to%20produce%20subsistence%20for%20man.&f=false>  accessed on October 12, 2015.

 

[9] Peter S. Sephton, “Some Evidence of Purchasing Power Parity,” The Open Economics Journal, 2008, <http://www.oalib.com/paper/1317802#.VhuqC_ntlBc> accessed on September 23, 2015.

 

[10] Robert Tracinski, “Seven Big Failed Environmentalist Predictions,” The Federalist, April 14, 2015, <http://thefederalist.com/2015/04/24/seven-big-failed-environmentalist-predictions/> accessed on September 26, 2015.

 

[11] Ibid.


[12] Ibid.

 

[13] Grennan Milliken, “How To Survive The Sixth Mass Extinction,” Popular Science, September 22, 2015, <http://www.popsci.com/an-appetite-for-destruction> accessed on September 27, 2015.


[14] “The Extinction Crisis,” Center for Biological Diversity, October 2015, <http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/biodiversity/elements_of_biodiversity/extinction_crisis/> accessed on October 11, 2015.

 

[15] Leslie Baehr, “We Discovered 18,000 New Species Last Year!,” Business Insider, <http://www.businessinsider.com/top-10-new-species-of-2014-2014-5> accessed October 11, 2015.

 

[16] Robert Tracinski.

 

[17] Audrey Clark, “Biologist Paul Ehrlich Gives Dire Prediction for Global Civilization,” May 1, 2013, <http://vtdigger.org/2013/05/01/biologist-paul-ehrlich-gives-dire-prediction-for-global-civilization/> accessed on September 26, 2015.

 

[18] Peter Gwynne, “The Cooling World,” Newsweek, April 28, 1975, p. 64, <http://denisdutton.com/cooling_world.htm> accessed on September 25, 2015.

 

[19] Ibid.

 

[20] Robert Tracinski.

 

[21] “Peter Gwynne Recants Infamous Newsweek Article on ‘Global Cooling’,” Planet Experts, <http://www.planetexperts.com/peter-gwynne-recants-infamous-newsweek-article-global-cooling/> accessed on October 11, 2015.

 

[22] Urja Dav, “Edwin Drake and the Oil Well Drill Pipe,” Pennsylvania State University, Summer 2008, <http://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/DrakeOilWell.html> accessed on September 26, 2015.


[23] George Monbiot, “We Were Wrong On Peak Oil. There’s Enough To Fry Us All,” The Guardian, July 2, 2012, <http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/jul/02/peak-oil-we-we-wrong> accessed on October 11, 2015.

 

[24] “Crawford County, PA Sees First Utica Shale Well Drilled,” Marcellus Drilling News, September 19, 2012 <http://marcellusdrilling.com/2012/09/crawford-county-pa-sees-first-utica-shale-well-drilled/> accessed on September 27, 2015.

 

[25] George Monbiot.

 

[26] Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky, I Wish I Hadn’t Said That: The Experts Speak and Get It Wrong! 2002, HarperCollins Publishers, p. 31.

 

[27] “A Brief History of Brain Surgery,” Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, <http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/professional/resources/research-horizons/archives/2015/winter/imaging-changes-the-game/> accessed on September 27, 2015.

 

[28] Tom O’Neill, “Imaging Changes the Game for Brain Tumor Surgery,” Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 2015, <http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/professional/resources/research-horizons/archives/2015/winter/imaging-changes-the-game/> accessed on September 27, 2015.

 

[29] Yasmin Khan, “The Future That Never Happened:  13 Failed Predictions Couldn’t Have Been More Wrong,” February 3, 2014, <http://visual.ly/future-never-happened-13-failed-predictions-couldnt-have-been-more-wrong> accessed on September 25, 2015.

 

[30] Lily Rothman, “Remember Y2K? Here’s How We Prepped for the Non-Disaster,” Time, December 31, 2014, <http://time.com/3645828/y2k-look-back/> accessed September 25, 2015.

 

[31] Elizabeth Howell, “Halley’s Comet: Facts About the Most Famous Comet,” Space.com, February 20, 2013, <http://www.space.com/19878-halleys-comet.html> accessed September 26, 2015.

 

[32] Stuart Clark, “Apocalypse postponed: How Earth Survived Halley’s Comet In 1910,” The Guardian, December 20, 2012, <http://www.theguardian.com/science/across-the-universe/2012/dec/20/apocalypse-postponed-halley-comet> accessed on September 26, 2015.

 

[33] Ken Kalb, “The Grand Planetary Alignment,” Lightshift, 1982, <http://www.lightshift.com/Inspiration/grand.html> accessed on September 27, 2015.

 

   

 

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