It’s the disaster the catastrophists missed entirely. They’ve done population bombs—with attendant agricultural, pollution and war issues—to death in fiction and politics (which are closely-related, actually). First their end-of-oil-and-gas baloney was laughed out of real life by fracking. Now declining birth rates are kicking them when they’re down. Serves ‘em right.
Meanwhile, the anti-plastic bag enviros (including our favorite progressive Mrs. Charm) are reaping unintended consequences, from bacteria-caused ER visits to actual deaths. Environmentalism is all about feelings not about facts.
UPDATE: Also from Insty, with a great title: What to Expect When No One’s Expecting.