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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10 Billion, by Stephen Emmott, review

Clad in such a colour, however, 10 Billion is not easy to lose or ignore. In writing about death, all life is there. I read the Guardian article which was supposedly an “extract” of this book, seemed interesting so I paid a fiver for it. It’s also striking that a senior scientist uses strphen word inexactly. There are a lot of other books out there making this argument with much more supported writing and way less ego. Chart after chart punctuates the book where the line goes skyward wi A hybrid work of nonfiction and graphic novel that could do with more left-justification and less hyphenation but that’s being picky.

Don’t look for answers here. Not necessarily angry which I would have expected or forgiven, but a tone of a scientist who has pretty much given up. This will come at the expense remaining forests and protected lands. The amount of food we produce is almost entirely dependent emmottt phosphate-based fertilizers.

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Click here to cancel reply. This is a 3 stars that is probably more of a 2. Emmott does not care for namby-pamby reassurances and hopefulness. First is technologizing our way out of it and second is radical behavior change. As the population continues to grow, our problems will increase.

I don’t drive a car. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. My quick ‘just-read-it-gut-reaction’ review is as follows: Land needs are reduced by improving agricultural yields and increased by rising population and increasing space allocation to low productivity uses such as meat production and fruits.


You know there are powerful voices out there trying to discredit the movement entirely, claiming despite overwhelming evidence that the science is unclear. The arguments often dropped off without support, the serious tone felt mostly like heavy handed schtick, and overall I was pretty disappointed that a very important issue was not served well through this book. Stephen Emmott, though a scientist himself, wrote in a gloomy and frankly depressing tone. He reserves particular scorn for the impact of improved agricultural technologies such as pesticides and fertilisers.

The driving issues of our times are the result of one huge problem: It made me doubt so many of my beliefs in life. It made me afraid. Open Preview See a Problem? Aug 10, Chris rated it liked it.

UK oil and gas exploration Emmott says page 77 In the UK, despite its stated commitment to tackling climate change, the British government issued new licences to drill for oil and gas in the North Sea — the largest number since North Sea oil drilling began in It is statements like these, seemingly arriving from nowhere, that colour the rest of the book, and take little account of the complex nature of the future population of Earth, where some countries will have falling populations as the birth rates already dip below the replacement rate, and other countries populations will increase as their healthcare levels and other indicators improve.

I’ve been thinking about this book for a couple of weeks, and my confusion has now changed to anger. Stephen Emmott, a scientist whose lab is at the forefront of research into complex natural systems, sounds the alarm. This is not true.

Just over years ago there were one million of us. The steel is then transported in a very large and contaminant ship to for example Germany. Trivia About Ten Billion. Chakraborty, Arup K, ed. Then there’s the fact it’s incredibly short and at times feels like a prequel to Cormac McCa I have absolutely no idea what to think of this book. He uses the curve of population growth to tell us we might see a fourfold increase in population by Climate change will move crop lands.


As we’re too busy consuming. Ten Billion [3] [2] [19] is a book concerning setphen topic of human overpopulation and its relationship to global warming. Emmott is completely honest about the state of the world and his honesty is chilling and worrying.

The downside of reading alarming stats like the oncoming shortage of food, water, energy, and huge amounts of toxic waste and catastrophically altered climates is that the intended effect of such an dire picture may backfire and make for a smoke ’em if you got ’em attitude that turns its back an addressing the future. Emmott is right to emphasise the weak global response to this threat.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. Moreover the pure water scarcity is another global phenomenon. Climate change is happening with more devastations than ever. Lists with This Book. The cataclysm is always to come, while the behaviour fuelling that apparently future fallout — outrageous consumption — is, for those of us doing the consuming, very present, and very fun.

As the population continues to grow, our problems will increase. Tis book is written by a scientist whoe lab is at the forefront of research into complex natural systems.

This is going to contribute to rising sea levels.

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As their ancient ice buffers vanish, Arctic coastlines are eroding; parts of Alaska are receding at 14 metres 45 feet a year. This file has the unusual features of Emmott’s first chart, such as the use of a year called ‘AD1’. Author has reasoned that former is not so possible but latter stepphen possible.

It is then transported on a very large and very contaminat ship to for example Indonesia to made into steel.