Worrying about the apocalypse is so last century. Join us as we celebrate Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey’s new book, The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the 21st Century.
In his book, Bailey investigates the future of humanity and the global biosphere and-despite what you might expect-finds that the future is looking pretty darn good. Falling cancer rates in the United States, the likelihood of a declining global population by mid-century, and the abundant return of agricultural land to nature as farming becomes more efficient are just a few notable examples of the cheering trends described in this fascinating work. Bailey also definitively debunks some of the more dire predictions from the 20th century’s most prominent doomsayers.