Non-peer-reviewed Publications

Non Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2021). “Opinion: Food ‘self-sufficiency’ is a recipe for disaster.” Financial Post (August 18).

Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2021). “Opinion: Don’t ban plastics. They help green the Earth.” Financial Post (June 30) (More detailed original version available at Fraser Institute).

Szurmak, J. (2021). Accentuating the Negative: Why Eco-pessimism Has Become Elite Religion. Breakthrough Journal 13 (Winter 2021).

Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2020). “Seven Billion Solutions Strong: Why Markets, Growth, and Innovation Are the Antidote to Eco-Pessimism.” Breakthrough Journal (Vol. 12, Winter 2020). Retrieved from 

Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2019). “The Long History of Eco-Pessimism.” Spiked! (October 25).  (reposted on several websites; translated and posted on a Swedish website)

Szurmak, J., & Desrochers, P. (2019). “Eco-Pessimism versus Techno-Optimism.” Areo (August 6). 

Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2019).“Population Density and Resource Abundance: Turning the Malthusian Logic on its Head.” New Geography (July 10).

Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2019).“The More the Green Crusade Changes, the More It Remains the Same.” New Geography (May 15). 

Szurmak, J. (2019). The science loop: How cognitive biases contribute to the intellectual entrenchment at the root of junk scienceThe Financial Post (June 20).

Szurmak, J., & Desrochers, P. (2018). The one-sided worldview of eco-pessimistsQuillette (3 December, 2018). This was a response to Dr. Christian Berggren's Quillette review of the Roslings' book Factfulness.

Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2018). Population bombed! Exploding the link between overpopulation and climate change. London, UK: Global Warming Policy Foundation. (258 pp.).

Szurmak, J. (forthcoming). Premises of science fiction: Neo-Malthusian and resourceship perspectives. In M. M. Wooster & S. T. Karnick (Eds.), A science fiction writer’s guide to science. Chicago, Il: The Heartland Institute.

Szurmak, J., Alexander, M., Anderson, A., Hawrychuk, S., Swieton, D., Seim, S. Serafin, M., Traas, W., West, D., Whyte, I., & Wolfe, N. (25 February, 2015). Library Space & Technology Revitalization Initiative: Learning Commons Group Final Report. (Unpublished report).

Kim, C., Bielecki, J., Dyas-Correia, S., Lawson, J., Robertson, J., Spence, M., Szurmak, J., & Vine, R. (22 October, 2014). Altmetrics University of Toronto Libraries Strategic Planning Working Group: Altmetrics, their importance, and recommendations for UTL. (Unpublished report).

Szurmak, J. (September 2015). Principles of Computer Networks (resources for Spear Phishing Technical Report). LibGuide available at

Szurmak, J. (June 2015). Exploring faculty-librarian collaboration. LibGuide available at

Szurmak, J. (September 2014). Resources for PSY309 – Experimental Design and Theory. Revised LibGuide available at

Szurmak, J. (September 2014). Scholarly Literature for Sedimentology. LibGuide available at

Szurmak, J. (September 2014). PHY100: Your Writing Assignment. LibGuide available at

Thuna, M., Szurmak, J. (June 2014). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Journals (SoTL). LibGuide available at

Szurmak, J. (May 2014). PSY280: Perception. LibGuide available at

Szurmak, J. (2012). ANT102: Intro to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology. LibGuide available at

Szurmak, J. (2012). ANT206: Culture and Communication. LibGuide available at

Szurmak, J. (2011). ANT338: UTM Laboratory Methods in Biological Anthropology. LibGuide available at

Szurmak, J. (2011). Archaeology of Technology Resources. LibGuide available at

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