Matt Ridley Explains It All

If you have nineteen minutes–and if you don’t, you should find a way to get them–sit back and take in this video of Matt Ridley by our friends at ReasonTV.  Here Ridley explains his “greening earth” hypothesis–why many environmental conditions are getting better around the world–so long as we don’t keep doing stupid things like growing food for biofuel.  (Among his other stunners in this presentation is the factoid that we’re using something like 5 percent of the world’s farmland right now to produce biofuels, but it is only displacing 0.6 percent of our petroleum consumption.  Not a good tradeoff of land resources.)