10 Milliarden

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Just 10,000 years ago, there were only one million humans on Earth.

By 1800, just over two hundred years ago, there were one billion of us.
By 1960, there were three billion.

There are now over seven billion of us.

By 2050, there will be at least nine billion other people—and, sometime near the nd of this century, there will be at least ten billion of us.

There is simply no known way to provide this many people with clothes, food, and fresh water. And any action we take to address these issues will turn up the thermostat on global warming.

Stephen Emmott has dedicated his career to researching the effects of humans on the Plane ’ s natural systems. This is his call to arms, an urgent plea to re-imagine the interconnected web of our global problems in a new light.
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Published January 10th 2015 by Suhrkamp Verlag (first published October 1st 2013
Original Title of the Book
Ten Billion
Isbn 13
9783518465608
Number of Pages
207

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Oh, and yeah, if this keeps up millions of people will go hungry, because there are n't any starving people anywhere in the world right now.I guess everyone should consume less, but still consume the same useless garbage so that microsoft and all the other corporations keep existing the way they do? The only decen thing is the nd, and also, the implication that it ends.

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I 'm ncapable of understanding how people can live their lives, not knowing about the claims that we 're slowly destroying our world.

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We may increase our energy resources to deal with many problems but we wo n't be able to control the climate change like this, ever.

The novelist has shown the alarming statistics with citations and proved that increase in population, climate change, energy production, food crisis, etc are all interlinked global phenomena and we need to act ASAP to conserve as much as possible.

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The arguments often dropped off without support, the serious tone felt mostly like heavy handed schtick, and overall I was pretty shocked that a very important issue was not served well through this novel.

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And the design of the ook is pleasing- just one or two horrific facts per page to increase their impact.

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