The Passing of a Genuine Hero
In 1968 Paul Ehrlich predicted that population growth would cause millions to die of starvation in the 1970s and 1980s. The fact that this dire prediction failed to come true was largely the result of the work done by Norman Borlaug
, who died yesterday
at the age of 95. Ronald Bailey eulogizes him here
. It's unfortunate that despite all the good he did--his "Green Revolution" may have saved as many as a billion lives--he remained all his life relatively unknown, at least in his own country. Rest in Peace.
9:22 PM / September 13, 2009