The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population
Written by Vanessa Baird.
Published in Canada in association with New Internationalist Publications Ltd. by Between the Lines, 2011.
|How many people can the
planet sustain? With world population passing 7 billion and predicted to exceed
9 billion by 2050 we are in the grip of a number panic about human resources.
But is this panic justified or is it a fear tactic being used to support other
This No-Nonsense Guide looks at what the numbers really mean; why women in most parts of the world are having fewer children; what will happen to our societies as we all live longer; and how having babies relates to climate change. In doing so, author Vanessa Baird challenges the narrow focus on 'how many people' and suggests it could be one of our biggest mistakes.
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This is a very readable, jargon-free book that challenges the many myths and inaccuracies about population. It also challenges us all to rethink what the real drivers of resource shortages, land degradation and global warming actually are. David Satterthwaite, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London
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