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Ten Bill10n

By Stephen Emmott

A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

Just over two hundred years ago, there were one billion humans on Earth.

There are now over seven billion of us.

And, sometime this century, the world population will reach at least ten billion.

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.

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  • 304.6 Emm, Nonfiction

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2013

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0345806476


Format: Book
Author: Emmott, Stephen
Summary: "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 toaddress 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 webof our global problems in a new light"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Ten bill10n / Stephen Emmott.
Publisher Date: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2013.
Subject: Population -- Environmental aspects Overpopulation Land use POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy. SOCIAL SCIENCE / Demography.
Isbn: 0345806476 9780345806475
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Format: Book
Author: Emmott, Stephen.
Summary: "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. TENBILLION 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.
Summary: "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 toaddress 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 webof our global problems in a new light"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Ten bill10n / Stephen Emmott.
Publisher, Date: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2013.
Description: 216 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Subjects: Population -- Environmental aspects
Subjects: Overpopulation
Subjects: Land use
Subjects: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy.
Subjects: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Demography.
Other Title: Ten billion
LCCN: 2013020520
ISBN: 0345806476
ISBN: 9780345806475
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Call Number: 304.6 Emm