Okay, it’s a new year which means another doomsaying
tract from Lester Brown and the paranoid folks at WorldWatch.
I’ll give you three guesses what Brown’s big prediction this time is.
That’s right, surprise surprise, Brown predicts
the world is on the verge of suffering massive famine and global collapse
— even the international monetary system could be threatened. According
to Brown, “As the global economy has expanded, it’s begun to outrun
the basic support systems. If it continues, we will find ourselves in
Given Brown’s track record the only thing in
serious difficulty is that Brown may run out of gullible people to keep
believing his annual announcement of the apocalypse.