Ten Billion is a book concerning the topic of human overpopulation and its relationship to global warming. PDF | On Jun 1, , Rachel Howell and others published 10 Billion by Stephen Emmott London: Penguin, , pp, 13 graphs, 12 B&W photographs. 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.

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She recently worked in a policy role for a UK government department.

Stephen Emmott

The UK’s 27 th licensing round emmtt the North Sea attracted its greatest ever wtephen of interest, with applications — the largest number since offshore licensing began in Emmott has attempted to obtain reach and for all the criticism of his method and writing, it is not as though he is pretending that this would make it in to a journal, an article for which he is more than capable of writing. And so it should.

The paper said The government has issued new oil and gas licences to companies seeking to drill in the North Sea, in what John Hayes, the energy minister, described as a “bonanza” for the oil industry. This is not true.

The driving issues of our times are the result of one huge problem: I can imagine that a lot of readers would be put off continuing. Bythere were million cars on the road. But if you want to take the real bucket of ice challenge, read this book. Although I think that most of what he says on other subjects is ill-researched, most of the readers of this blog will agree strongly with his views on climate change.


Emmott paints a picture of earth reminiscent of Isaac Asminov’s story AD.

Ten Billion by Stephen Emmott

It’s pretty bloody terrifying and eye opening. It’s basically a short essay, half an hour’s reading. I finally read it this afternoon in an hour or so.

Even if one is a fully signed up climate-change believer, this can be hard to take. All of us see these difficult problems but most see them as soluble. The rubber of the roads has to be produced in for example Indonesia and again shipped to other country to make tyres. To accept cookies, click continue.

Stephen Emmott’s 10 billion book is unscientific and misanthropic | Environment | The Guardian

This is a shame as the essence of the book is relevant and important — that the population is rising and as a species we have already changed and damaged ecosystems more than we have ever done in the past and we do not know what effect this will have on our lives.

It is a tribute to the clarity of his message that, as a result, anyone not immediately expecting to meet their maker, and certainly anyone with young children, will start thinking about the need to build an ark. A hybrid work of nonfiction and graphic novel that could do with more left-justification and less hyphenation but that’s being picky.

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Stephen Emmott’s population book is unscientific and misanthropic

The downside of reading alarming stats like the oncoming shortage of food, water, energy, and huge amounts of toxic emmort and catastrophically altered climates If someone has a scientific bent and wishes to hear a fire and brimstone sermon and calls to repent for the end is nigh one can pick up environmental literature and feel a sinners remorse and wrath of almighty mother nature.


As might be expected, the best sceptic bloggers are wtephen deconstructing its excesses line-by-line. I’ve always cared about what we’re doing to the world and I echo Emmott’s thoughts “Why are we not doing more about the situation we’re in – given the scale of the problem and the urgency needed- I simply billoon understand.

I’m not trying to diminish the severity of the challenge but to ask Emmott to give us careful argument, not overplayed assertion. On the other hand, I’ll never be able to think the same way again.

Emmott starts by looking at population from the year 10, BC. Mar 21, Emily rated it did not like it. Trivia About Ten Billion.

And that is why this book is terrific. Palavras negras e carregadas.

Previous post Next post. There are now seven billion of us. The author does not believe that any technological fix is on the horizon; that we – even many scientists physicists at CERN, for example stepjen do not take the problem seriously enough, and that we – us – are the problem, and 10 billion of us just makes the problem that much worse.

If someone has a scientific bent and wishes to hear a fire and brimstone sermon and calls to repent for the end is nigh one can pick up environmental literature and feel a sinners remorse and wrath of almighty mother nature.

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