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Subject:  Re: A Disaster Of Biblical Proportions Date:  12/3/2012  12:40 PM
Author:  LorenCobb Number:  414166 of 507822

Then why do I keep seeing pictures of hollow eyed little waifs who are starving to death?

I assume you are kidding... but perhaps not. Seriously:

1. You haven't seen pictures of starving children from the centuries prior to 1850 because photography was not invented. Starvation was severe, even catastrophic, over most of the world through most of the last 1000 years. We are doing much better today.

2. Grantham's article was about the effects of resources on the economy, not starving children. I was responding to his article. Starvation follows entirely different dynamics, with different causes and different effects. The two problems are almost entirely independent.

I enjoy this kind of thread, but as usual I actually have to work this morning. I will revisit the thread tonight at the earliest.

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