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eBook Ten Billion download

by Stephen Emmott

eBook Ten Billion download ISBN: 0345806476
Author: Stephen Emmott
Publisher: Vintage (September 10, 2013)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1608 kb
Fb2: 1490 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Growing threats to food and water.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The driving issues of our times are the result of one huge problem: Us. As the population continues to grow.

TEN BILLION is a snapshot of our planet, and our species, approaching a crisis, and a stark analysis of where this leaves us. TEN BILLION is not another climate book.

Stephen Emmott (born 3 June 1960) is a British scientist, entrepreneur and chief scientist of Scientific. Emmott was named one of London's most influential scientists, and one of the most influential people in London by the Evening Standard in 2012. Emmott studied at the University of York, where he completed a . c. in Biological Sciences (experimental psychology), graduating in 1987 with First Class honours.

Stephen Emmott looks at the shocking impact our species has had on the planet and focuses on the near future, as our population approaches the point where using everything from energy, food, and water slams into the limits imposed by reality

Stephen Emmott looks at the shocking impact our species has had on the planet and focuses on the near future, as our population approaches the point where using everything from energy, food, and water slams into the limits imposed by reality. Addressing the implications for our everyday lives and the possible solutions we may or may not take comfort in, Ten Billion is a truly shocking assessment of our species' prospects. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

It's about every one of us.

I think we're fucked' Stephen Emmott. It's about every one of us. It's about our failure: failure as individuals, the failure of business, and the failure of our politicians.

Deforestation. Desertification. Species extinction. Global warming. Growing threats to food and water. The driving issues of our times are the result of one huge problem: Us. As the population continues to grow, our problems will increase. And this means that every way we look at it, a planet of ten billion people is likely to be a nightmare. Stephen Emmott, a scientist whose lab is at the forefront of research into complex natural systems, sounds the alarm. TEN BILLION is a snapshot of our planet, and our species, approaching a crisis, and a stark analysis of where this leaves us. TEN BILLION is not another climate book. TEN BILLION is a book about us.
Comments: (7)
Elizabeth
I too read this book in a single sitting of about one hour. I also have read a few of the reviews posted by other readers. From a pure scientific standpoint I agree professor Emmott could have added more references to back up the facts he has stated.This is always advisable and I am surprised he has not done so. Despite this he has presented the material in a manner that anyone can read and digest. Yes it may be a simple format but I think it's with good reason.

Overall I feel I have to agree with most of what he has said. I am glad someone has finally had the $%lls to come out and state it how it really is ( I think others have previously but perhaps in a more refined manner ). I sense he is very frustrated, gobsmacked and deeply worried by the attitude of big corporations, politicians etc to the threat facing us all. Plus I agree humanity is to blame for the trouble we are in and that we ARE truly F%*KED. I am so relieved someone else agrees with what I have been thinking for years. The fact that the urgency and scope of the problem is STILL not getting across is why I believe he has written the book in the manner that he has.

ALL civilizations have come and gone. I'm convinced ours will join them but how much of the rest of the inhabitants of the earth will we take with us and will there be anything left for life to start again ?
Sharpbinder
Short, direct, take no prisoners screed that lays out our core problem - there are already way too many of us and we are only making it worse. Malthus and Ehrlich were correct, although their inability or unwillingness to take into account human ingenuity made their timing terribly wrong, thus giving us a false - and arrogant - sense of security. This should be required reading for anybody that thinks climate change is the real problem. The earth is finite, and ultimately, so is our ability to increase our numbers infinitely. It's simple arithmetic.
Coron
Concise, to the point and depressing.

Every other author follows the dictate of journalism school: end on a positive note. Instead, Emmons tells it like it really is.

Humans are not good at dealing with this type of crisis. Much easier to go into denial. Magical thinking is much more comfortable than acknowledge that humans are the planet's most destructive predator, hell bent on bringing about the sixth major extinction on planet Earth.

Given our history, and the trends of population growth (exponential), resource depletion (we are currently using 1.5 Earths) and climate change, what informed person would bet on our survival?
Kelerius
This isn't really a book. It's more of a powerpoint broken into a book form. Literally maybe 15 pages of content in this thing. The content is good but nothing substantive that you could not find in many better and more in depth publications.
Nanecele
I experienced this as critical reading, written in a massively accessible way.

When you consider the enormous challenges we are currently facing and the unprecedented changes we must make in order to thrive - massive accessibility for a mass audience is critically important.

This book serves its purpose perfectly. If you're looking for counter arguments and follow-up research, there is an abundance of it available. But I think we've moved past the "research" phase and it'll serve us to start taking massive action.
Uranneavo
It is short and to the point, packed with statistics, a good reference to quote in conversations on environmental and especially human population topics.
It spells doom and gloom but then I cannot see how we can possibly avoid that when the deterioration of the planet proceeds faster than the counter-measures taken by humans.
Pumpit
It's basically an informative power point. Not an actual book; It's a waste to publish this and waste so much paper and ink on it.
Quick and easy book to read, however, it is baffling why Emmott printed this book with a paragraph or less per page. Overall, the book is well done and will make you think critically about the paths our world is heading.