Beyond Malthus: Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge

Beyond Malthus Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge Human demands are pressing up against and of the Earth s limits This book from the Worldwatch Institute examines the impacts of population growth on global resources and services including food fres

  • Title: Beyond Malthus: Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge
  • Author: Lester Russell Brown Brian Halweil
  • ISBN: 9780393319064
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • Human demands are pressing up against and of the Earth s limits This book from the Worldwatch Institute examines the impacts of population growth on global resources and services, including food, fresh water, fisheries, jobs, education, income, and health Despite the current hype of a birth dearth in parts of Europe and Japan, the fact remains that human numbHuman demands are pressing up against and of the Earth s limits This book from the Worldwatch Institute examines the impacts of population growth on global resources and services, including food, fresh water, fisheries, jobs, education, income, and health Despite the current hype of a birth dearth in parts of Europe and Japan, the fact remains that human numbers are projected to increase by over 3 billion by 2050 Rapidly growing nations are likely to outstrip the carrying capacity of their natural support systems Governments worn down by several decades of rapid population growth often cannot mobilize the resources necessary to cope with emerging threats such as new diseases, food and water shortages, and mass unemployment Already, in several African nations, hunger, disease, and social disintegration are leading to rising death rates, checking the rapid growth of population Either nations with surging populations will quickly shift to smaller families or nature will impose its own, less humane limits to growth As the world enters the new millennium, no challenge is perhaps so urgent as the need to quickly reduce population growth Pakistan s population is projected to increase from 148 million to 357 million, surpassing that of the United States before 2050 Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, and Swaziland, where over one fifth of the adult population is infected with HIV, will likely reach population stability shortly after the year 2000, as AIDS related deaths offset soaring birth rates A Worldwatch Environmental Alert book Newsmaking press conference on publication National press and television coverage

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    • Carl Wade says:

      Pg 17: Writers are evolutionists. Even 11 years ago they noticed population projections going down. Pg 23: Water is coming up from the ground but ground water will not be replace in 200 years. This resource should be taxed.Pg 26: Resource; How much is Enough: by Alan Durning.Pg 34: The grain graph looks just like ths static future prediction in another book I have read. I'll review it later.Pg 38: Several rivers are not reaching the ocean now. Is there any way we can pump salt water into the gro [...]

    • Intikhab says:

      An important book. Very handy and effective in equipping one with knowledge about the challenges emanated out of population growth. It is not effective only to the extent of informing us about the challenges, it awakens our conscience of our role and responsibility as an individual to put our share into the greater effort to make this world a worth living place for us and our generations to come. I will keep this book with me to take benefit from it.

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