Shelves: ecologism Tis book is written by a scientist whoe lab is at the forefront of research into complex natural systems. Is a sort of scientific SOS about human supervivence yet in some way hopeless ,is a really depressing book. After read the book one have the sensation of awake and meet oneself in the nightmare of the incredible anticipation environemental movie Soylent Green by Richard Fleischer and with Charlton Heston as the main character. Is a book of real facts and indestructible logical silogisms built Tis book is written by a scientist whoe lab is at the forefront of research into complex natural systems. Is a book of real facts and indestructible logical silogisms built with those facts,is a book concise that one reads in a few hours.
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Shelves: ecologism Tis book is written by a scientist whoe lab is at the forefront of research into complex natural systems. Is a sort of scientific SOS about human supervivence yet in some way hopeless ,is a really depressing book. After read the book one have the sensation of awake and meet oneself in the nightmare of the incredible anticipation environemental movie Soylent Green by Richard Fleischer and with Charlton Heston as the main character.
Is a book of real facts and indestructible logical silogisms built Tis book is written by a scientist whoe lab is at the forefront of research into complex natural systems.
Is a book of real facts and indestructible logical silogisms built with those facts,is a book concise that one reads in a few hours. Is a rather unique book because has a lot of data and graps normally spread in several books. I only as a sample will copy some of these facts and silogisms. Just over years ago there were one million of us. By two hundred years ago there were one billion of us.
By fifty years ago there were three billion of us. There are now seven billion of us. By our children will live in a planet with nine billion of us. Near the end of the century there will be at least ten billion of us ,probabilly much many. In there were million cars,by were million of cars,now there are millions of cars. In the carbon dioxide concentration was ppm,in was ppm,in was ppm and raising with even more speed.
To day 40 pecent of the entire ice free land of our planet is used for agriculture. The 50 percent of cereals produced are used for make meat. The meat industry is resposable of 50 percent of greenhouse gases emisions and rainforest destruction especially in Amazonas to plant soy to feed herds As our numbers continue to grow we continue to increase our need of far more cereals,far more land,far more transportation,far more water,far more energy mainly of fossil fuels speeding the global warming.
What does a car cost?. This is not true. The iron ore of the steel of the car has to be mined in for example Australia. It is then transported on a very large and very contaminat ship to for example Indonesia to made into steel. The steel is then transported in a very large and contaminant ship to for example Germany. The rubber of the roads has to be produced in for example Indonesia and again shipped to other country to make tyres.
The plastic for the dashboard is made using oil in the ground that has to be extracted and carried in a enormous ship and so on. What is the cost of the car? A absolute fortune.
We have to paid the environement cost the externalities ,paid maybe for us or for our children. In we flew 62 billion pasanger miles. In we flew billion pasanger miles. Imagine today with the low cost companys. The data of rainforest destruction,overexploted seas,overexploted acuifers and so on equally depressing. For the first time ,over a hundred plumes of methane,many of them a half mile in diameter,has been observed raising from previous frozen methane stores in east Siberia sea,probably there are many others.
This could be a big trouble on a big scale. A rise in celsius degrees,probably more, in mean global temperatures seems inevitable The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change,whose job it has been for twenty years to ensure stabilice greenhouse gases on earths athmosfere : failed In reality this gases emisions are growing near exponentially.
If the current rate of reproduction continues,at the end of the century there will be twenty-eight billion of us. CERN physicists tell us that they are conducting the most important experiment on Earth. It isnt The biggest and more important experiment on Earth is the one we are all conducting,right now,on Earth itself Only a idiot would deny that thre is a limit to how many people our Earth can support..
We urgently need to do,actually to do,something radical to avert a global catastrophe. But we dont.
Stephen Emmott's population book is unscientific and misanthropic
Thirty years ago, when there were around two and a half billion fewer human beings on the planet, the idea was actively debated. The debate was not always of the highest quality, with some advocates of population control making stark forecasts of imminent global starvation, and some of their opponents suggesting that a Green Revolution in agriculture would abolish hunger within a generation. Yet there has not been a voice that could systematically articulate the prevailing wisdom — a gap that has been filled by Danny Dorling. Peppering his argument with pained references to the few that persist in asking whether the planet might not already be rather crowded — David Attenborough and Joanna Lumley among those cited with purse-lipped disapproval — Dorling is the perfect anti-Malthusian. Population decline is already under way in some countries, and global human numbers will peak sometime this century.
Population 10 Billion by Danny Dorling and Ten Billion by Stephen Emmott – review
Stephen Emmott. July It took the form of a lecture with presentation slides, and by all accounts people including critics left the theatre informed and worried about the effect of rising population and the stress the planet is under, if a little hopeless about the lack of options. In interviews, Emmott has stated that he was encouraged to bring the same message to a much wider audience than that that could have seen the production, and this book is the result. The book does indeed often read like a script, or maybe as the notes to accompany his previous lecture, with just a few lines on the top of each page. However this style is not only stilted — particularly at the beginning of the book where one has to turn back frequently to try and understand the flow of the narrative — but makes the gross grammatical errors and frequent repetitions in the text all the more striking.
Book Review: 10 Billion by Stephen Emmott
Education[ edit ] Emmott studied at the University of York , where he completed a B. He chose the visual processing of text because it is the canonical example of a physical structure designed around how the brain works, rather than the other way round. J, US, between and Emmott returned to London in January to lead the advanced research laboratory of NCR Corp which then owned teradata. His work and the work of his Laboratory became recognised for numerous innovations at the intersection of science, technology and finance. This included the invention of Agent-based Internet auctions,  the digital wallet  and a biologically-inspired, probabilistic method to predict the behaviour of financial markets.