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The Malthus Myth:
Population, Poverty and Climate Change

Toronto, May 22, 2010.


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Note from Ian Angus: This talk, includes a misleading comment on emissions generated by the U.S. military in Iraq.

I said: “Between 2003 and 2006, U.S. military action in Iraq alone generated more CO2 emissions than 139 countries. ... If the entire population of more than 100 Third World countries disappeared overnight, it would have less effect on global warming than abolishing the U.S. military.”

I should have said: “Between 2003 and 2006, U.S. military action in Iraq generated more CO2 emissions than each of 139 countries. ... If the entire population of any of more than 100 Third World countries disappeared overnight, it would have less effect on global warming than abolishing the U.S. military.”

I apologize for the error, which was the result of speaking from rough notes. The environmental devastation caused by the U.S. in Iraq is great enough without me exaggerating it. — Ian Angus

This was recorded at the Socialism 2010: Socialism or Barbarism Conference in Toronto.

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