- Tapa blanda: 208 páginas
- Editor: Penguin (9 de agosto de 2013)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0141976322
- ISBN-13: 978-0141976327
- Valoración media de los clientes: 2 opiniones de clientes
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº103.862 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
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An indispensable book ... Emmott's short, highly accessible and vividly illustrated book marshals compelling evidence that 'entire global ecosystems are not only capable of suffering a catastrophic tipping point, but are already approaching such a transition (John Gray Guardian)
A valuable contribution to rekindling a discussion on global population (Clive Cookson Financial Times)
Ten Billion is not easy to lose or ignore ... the cumulative effect of his uncluttered, unadorned prose, buttressed with graphs and illustrations, is significant ... Emmott does an excellent job of showing how we are changing the world around us (Harry de Quetteville Daily Telegraph)
[Praise for Ten Billion, the stage production]: This is an hour of Matrix moments, of reminders of what underlies our daily lives. It's freeing to face the facts as well as alarming ... It informs, unsettles, provokes. Job done (The Times)
Professor Emmott argues his case with an implacable logic. He is quiet, humane and deeply concerned and when he says... "I think we're fucked" you have to believe him (Michael Billington Guardian)
A new kind of talk ... a daring one-man show in which Emmott desperately strives to pull together into one grand and devastating portrait the many ways we are impacting the planet (New Scientist)
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'I think we're fucked' Stephen Emmott
Ten Billion is a book about us.
It's a book about you, your children, your parents, your friends. It's about every one of us. It's about our failure: failure as individuals, the failure of business, and the failure of our politicians.
It is about an unprecedented planetary emergency.
It's about the future of us.Ver Descripción del producto
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Overall I feel I have to agree with most of what he has said. I am glad someone has finally had the $%lls to come out and state it how it really is ( I think others have previously but perhaps in a more refined manner ). I sense he is very frustrated, gobsmacked and deeply worried by the attitude of big corporations, politicians etc to the threat facing us all. Plus I agree humanity is to blame for the trouble we are in and that we ARE truly F%*KED. I am so relieved someone else agrees with what I have been thinking for years. The fact that the urgency and scope of the problem is STILL not getting across is why I believe he has written the book in the manner that he has.
ALL civilizations have come and gone. I'm convinced ours will join them but how much of the rest of the inhabitants of the earth will we take with us and will there be anything left for life to start again ?
Every other author follows the dictate of journalism school: end on a positive note. Instead, Emmons tells it like it really is.
Humans are not good at dealing with this type of crisis. Much easier to go into denial. Magical thinking is much more comfortable than acknowledge that humans are the planet's most destructive predator, hell bent on bringing about the sixth major extinction on planet Earth.
Given our history, and the trends of population growth (exponential), resource depletion (we are currently using 1.5 Earths) and climate change, what informed person would bet on our survival?
When you consider the enormous challenges we are currently facing and the unprecedented changes we must make in order to thrive - massive accessibility for a mass audience is critically important.
This book serves its purpose perfectly. If you're looking for counter arguments and follow-up research, there is an abundance of it available. But I think we've moved past the "research" phase and it'll serve us to start taking massive action.