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Adams Law of Slow-Moving Disasters – update

Regular readers know about my law of slow-moving disasters. The idea is that society always avoids global disasters that are slow-moving because we rise to the challenge even when it seems impossible.

Peak oil didn’t happen

Y2K was a big nothing

Malthus was wrong that we would run out of food

And so on…

One of our slow-moving disaster situations is the growing resistance to antibiotics. That’s a situation that looked like it could kick humanity’s ass. But science has once again risen to the challenge, or so it seems. See this story about new breakthroughs.