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Matt Ridley is the author of provocative books on evolution, genetics and society. His books have sold over a million copies, been translated into thirty languages, and have won several awards.

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In the Sun

Rational Optimism reaches the tabloids

I am in today's Sun newspaper. Fully clothed.

WHEN I was growing up in the 1970s we were warned the ice age was returning, the population explosion was unstoppable and we'd all be poisoned by chemicals in the environment.

None of these things happened.

In fact, all the trends went in the opposite direction - our lives actually got better. We're happier, healthier, richer and kinder than we were 50 years ago.

Which brings this response from a reader:

 

Whatever this bloke is on, I want some!