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2.0 out of 5 stars Unbalanced and misleading, 16 July 2013
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This very short book predicts doom. It is not clear whether the lack of balance is for sensationalism or out of ignorance. Emmott's Wikipedia entry does not mention any obviously relevant past academic experience. It is difficult not to conclude that some of his statements are deliberately misleading. Global fertility rates have fallen year on year for fifty years. He does not mention that. There are better books.
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Initial post: 18 Jul 2013 17:10:31 BDT
We have 7 bn now and even if global fertility rates are falling the total population is still rising. How many people
can the planet support on a permanent basis, and at what level of consumption ? The answer
is certainly a lot fewer than we have today, so how are we going to get from here to there, or will we wait for
the laws of nature to take their course.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 22:13:31 BDT
Danny says:
Where do you get the 'certainly' from?
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