Stephen J. Emmott (born 3 June ) is a Professor and Head of Computational Science at . “Population 10 Billion by Danny Dorling and Ten Billion by Stephen Emmott – review”. The Guardian. London. ^ Goodall, Chris (). 10 Billion aims to take a dramatic look at the challenges we face today, from Stephen Emmott is Head of Computational Science at Microsoft. Ten Billion by Stephen Emmott Sep 10, | Pages. Buy . production of TEN BILLION, performed by Stephen Emmott at London’s Royal Court Theatre.

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On the other hand, I’ll never be able to This is the most life-changing book I have ever read in my short, but entire life.

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We currently have no known means of being able to feed ten billion of us at our current rate of consumption and with our current agricultural system. When it comes to discussion of fish production, Emmott shows an equally disturbing lack of knowledge. I’ve always cared about what we’re doing to the world and I echo Emmott’s thoughts “Why stehen we not doing more about the situation we’re in – given the scale of the problem and the urgency needed- I simply cannot understand.

This file has the unusual features of Emmott’s first chart, such as the use of a year called ‘AD1’. Nowhere does he tell us that this molecule has been used for years and that when calculations have been done, the carbon benefit of the renewable electricity generated by the panel dwarfs the global warming impact of the nitrogen trifluoride used.

The steps to address climate change are lamentably slow and ineffectual. Return to Book Page. He reminds us of the various UN committees charged with protecting the planet, to little effect, and of the international summits that fail to secure meaningful pledges and commitments.

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I stelhen him to come up with solutions to humanity’s problems, not to exhibit a troubling misanthropism and astonishingly careless use of data and basic science. Inthere were million cars in the world.

10 Billion, by Stephen Emmott, review

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Saturday 29 December Retrieved from ” https: Pages with just a handful of words, a few graphs, a few pictures and voila Jul 14, Martin Toseland rated it really liked it.

By fifty years ago there were three billion of us. There was nothing green about it. I’ve mentioned a few of them below to demonstrate the range of surprising misstatements. At one point the word ‘accelerates’ is used 8 times in just over words to describe a tip into some future hell.

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Short, to the point, but each point and arrow to the very heart of our most critical problems. This is not true.

Melting of sea ice a Emmott writes page Arctic coastlines are retreating by 14 metres per year. He rather obviously proposes that the options to improve use of resources — and therefore to accommodate the population increase — are to either develop technology or instigate radical behaviour changes.

Moreover the pure water scarcity is another global phenomenon. The downside of reading alarming stats like the oncoming shortage of food, water, energy, and huge amounts of toxic waste 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.

Every which way you look at it, a planet of ten billion looks like a nightmare, he writes.

Chart after chart punctuates the book where the line goes skyward within the last few years. In mature economies such as the UK demand for phosphates for farming is tending to fall. Arctic ice floats on water and when it melts it does not raise sea levels by a measurable amount. A book on the consequences of the population explosion, this should be required reading.


Once again, he doesn’t provide a source for this comment. The author has shown the alarming statistics with citations and proved that increase in population, climate change, energy productionfood crisis ,etc are all interlinked global phenomena and we need to act ASAP to conserve as much as possible.

Ten Billion by Stephen Emmott

This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis. We urgently need to do,actually to do,something radical to avert a global catastrophe. He ignores the relatively stable and gradual increases in food availability per person over the last half-century and predicts coming apocalypse. Stephen Emmott speaking in All that said, I read it in less then two hours and it’s been a good spring board to get researching.

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.

The images and gra I was excited to read this book when I found it in the library as I had heard amazing things about it when it came out a few years ago.

If we grow at the current rate, by the end of this century there will be 22 billion people on the planet.

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