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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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. 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. I’m blown away by the way Stephen Emmott writes. Emmott, however, does not struggle to bridge this gap between cause and effect.

President Obama set a high bar for approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, declaring for the first time that he would let the project go forward only if it does not “significantly increase” emissions of greenhouse gases. In we flew billion pasanger miles.

The steel is then transported in a very large and contaminant ship to for example Germany.

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This could be a big trouble on a big scale. There’s nothing optimistic here. Emmott is right to emphasise the weak global response to this threat. There are scores and scores of errors and exaggerations in this short book. His answer to this is that previous revolutions have depended on using resources in a more intensive way, for example by using fertilisers to increase yields.


Fewer cars, electric cars, cotton T-shirts, laptops, mobile phone upgrades. Linfen in China has been named by some organizations as the dirtiest city in the world. It is is a scary picture and it will be here in our children’s life time, if not ours. Aug 02, Hellyhaye rated it liked it Shelves: No-one can claim that science communication is easy, and no doubt such a jumpy narrative could have been reconsidered, but if Emmott reaches those that others have not then the book will have been a worthwhile endeavour.

Emmott has made small but sloppy mistakes. When the premise is sold as presenting the global catastrophe that we are facing, there is an untold implication that there may be a solution or at least some ideas, but this offered nothing but further scaremongering and to be honest, Bullion might have been better reading another dramatic newspaper article about climate change.

The average rate of recession is much, much slower. Retrieved from ” https: Jul 14, Martin Toseland rated it really liked it. This book has information every human should be aware of; I just wish he had cited relevant and credible sources. What is the cost of the car? The only good thing is the end, and also, the fact that it ends. When Jennifer Paterson, one of the Two Fat Ladies of television cooking fame, came stepyen killing a lobster on screen, she addressed the squeamish in her audience with the words: Food and water will see increased demand.

The number of licences wasn’tit was But Emmott exaggerated the billin of the research, stating, for example, that ‘ many’ of the plumes were kilometres across rather than the two mentioned by the researchers.

It’s hard to like a book when the last words say we’re screwed — only in stronger, less civil language. The pressures on global forests are declining but still acute in some places. So, what’s to be done? Imagine today with the low cost companys. Population, people, not flies or spiders will be the death of the planet as we know it.


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10 Billion, by Stephen Emmott, review – Telegraph

Succinct and righteously pessimistic. It can be wolfed down in barely more than an hour. There are no answers here. He seems instead to have employed a file found on the internet at http: You know there are powerful voices out there trying to discredit the movement entirely, claiming despite overwhelming evidence that the science is unclear.

Climate change will move crop lands. Population is increasing and food sources are decreasing. By Harry de Quetteville. The iron ore of the steel of the car has to be mined in for example Australia.

Stephen Emmott’s population book is unscientific and misanthropic

In another review that appears in The Guardian and on Carbon CommentaryChris Goodall calls it “error-strewn, full of careless exaggeration and weak on basic science. This is less a book about population, but rather one about how everything is going wrong. But don’t do what I did which is read it in bed before going to sleep. The figures employed aren’t traceable and checking is difficult.