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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About the Author
Stephen Emmott is head of Computational Science at Microsoft Research. He leads a broad scientific research program, at the center of which is an interdisciplinary team of new kinds of scientists, and a new kind of laboratory, in Cambridge, England, pioneering new approaches to tackle fundamental problems in science. His lab’s research spans from molecular biology, immunology, and neuroscience, to plant biology, climatology, biogeochemistry, terrestrial and marine ecology, and conversation biology, as well as the new fields of programming life and artificial photosynthesis. Stephen is also Visiting Professor of Computational Science, University of Oxford; Visiting Professor of Biological Computation, University College London; and Distinguished Fellow of the UK National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was initially intrigued by this book's free sample, because I'm very concerned about what has been happening to our planet. One of my fave books that got me into this topic is "$25 a gallon" and "Just in Case." So imagine my disappointment for paying $8 for someone's incomplete book report!! That's what this book feels like. From here on out, I will not refer to this as a book --- it is more brochure or pamphlet. It took longer for me to read the blurb on the author, on this website, than it did for me to compete his concise observations. Save your money and read an article in a magazine regarding this topic.
The blurb would be more appealing if it included a hint of how the author address the classic argument that innovation will solve the problems of growing population, that Malthus is wrong, over and over, always. Please ignore my rating, which was required by the software.
Global warming is a political hoax aimed at.controlling everything we do. The EPA is overbearing and out of control. Be a good steward of the planet, but don't buy into the fear mongering environmentalists agenda.