Matt Ridley responds
to the latest toxic ratshit from an anti-science organization fraudulently using the honorable name of the British Royal Society.
Most of Ridley's points are well-trodden ground, but one is surprising.
Remember: no non-renewable resource has yet run out, whereas several renewable ones have: great auks, for example.
Unquestionably true, yet I'd never thought of it that way.
"Non-renewable" coal became popular because "renewable" forests ran out.
"Non-renewable" petroleum became popular because "renewable" whale oil ran out.