Hysteria’s History Part I
New Video Series on the Environment
Episode 1: Hysterias History: Why Havent We Starved to Death?
Hysterias History: Why Havent We Starved to Death?, is the first in a four-part series aimed at exposing young people to the historical progression of environmental alarmism that has often resulted in poor and contradictory policy proposals. This new web-based series is part of PRIs effort to inject facts and reason into the debates over climate change, water quality, and other environmental policy issues. PRI hopes that this new web series will be used by teachers, professors, and student groups on college campuses to show how the problems facing the environment need real solutions based on science.
Episode I highlights the dire and overconfident warnings from prominent scholars about food shortages and the misguided policy proposals that followed. All of the videos in PRIs Hysterias History web series are presented in a visually compelling and easy-to-understand format and feature commentary from a variety of public policy scholars including Dr. Steven Hayward, a senior fellow at PRI; Gregory Conko, a senior fellow and the Director of Food Safety Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute; and Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute.
The videos are based on PRIs Center on the Environments brief Hysterias History: Environmentalism in Context by Dr. Kaleita and Gregory R. Forbes. The next video in the series will focus on myths surrounding the depletion of oil and gas reserves.