Ten Billion

Ten Billion

eBook - 2013
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"A VINTAGE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL Just 10,000 years ago, there were only one million humans on Earth. By 1800, just over two hundred years ago, there were one billion of us. By 1960, there were three billion. There are now over seven billion of us. By 2050, there will be at least nine billion other people--and, sometime near the end of this century, there will be at least ten billion of us. There is simply no known way to provide this many people with clothes, food, and fresh water. And any action we take to address these issues will turn up the thermostat on global warming. Stephen Emmott has dedicated his career to researching the effects of humans on the Earth's natural systems. This is his call to arms, an urgent plea to re-imagine the interconnected web of our global problems in a new light"-- Provided by publisher.
"A VINTAGE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL Deforestation. Desertification. Species extinction. Global warming. Growing threats to food and water. These driving issues of our times are the result of one huge problem: Us. Just over two hundred years ago, there were one billion humans on Earth. By 1960, there were three billion. There are now over seven billion of us. By 2050, there will be at least nine billion people on this planet. And, sometime near the end of this century, the world population will reach ten billion. As we continue to grow, these problems continue to grow. And this means that every which way we look at it, a planet of 10 billion people is set to look increasingly like a nightmare. Stephen Emmott, a scientist whose lab is at the forefront of research into climate, ecosystems, food-webs, and plant biology sounds the alarm. TEN BILLION is a snapshot of a planet, and our species, approaching a crisis: how we got here, what's happening now, and where this leaves us for the rest of this century. TEN BILLION is anything but a "green" book. And it's not another book about the climate. TEN BILLION is a book about us"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, Inc. , 2013
ISBN: 9780345806468
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Mar 22, 2017

I really like Urbano's review of this book. It was so quick to read, yet I felt so impacted by it. The last page is the best part, but don't cheat and skip ahead!

Jul 15, 2015

Easy-to-understand overview of how human population and activities lead to climate change, environmental degradation and species extinction. One hour's worth of reading could change the way you see the world.

Oct 09, 2014

- Looking for a quick, easy, powerful summary of our climate change predicament? (you can read it in less than an hour)
- Want it to explain the links between multiple causes and issues, like the way drought = food scarcity = political upheaval?
- Want it written by a highly respected international scientist?
- Want it to get to the heart of the problem (hint: see title)
PLEASE READ THIS. It's not uplifting or optimistic - optimism hasn't gotten us anywhere so far.
It's time we faced facts.


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