Our Last, Best Hope for A Future on Earth?Book - 2013
"A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future. The author traveled to more than 20 countries to ask what experts agreed were the probably the most important questions on Earth-and also the hardest: How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing? How robust must the Earth's ecosystem be to assure our continued existence? Can we know which other species are essential to our survival? And, how might we actually arrive at a stable, optimum population, and design an economy to allow genuine prosperity without endless growth? Weisman visits an extraordinary range of the world's cultures, religions, nationalities, tribes, and political systems to learn what in their beliefs, histories, liturgies, or current circumstances might suggest that sometimes it's in their own best interest to limit their growth. By vividly detailing the burgeoning effects of our cumulative presence, Countdown reveals what may be the fastest, most acceptable, practical, and affordable way of returning our planet and our presence on it to balance"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2013
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 304.2 We
Description: xii, 513 pages ; 25 cm
From Library Staff
What will happen on the warming earth if our population continues to grow? Weisman delineates how education, women’s equality, and family planning can curb poverty, thirst, hunger, and environmental destruction.