Is the Planet Full?
What are the impacts of population growth? Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world's population by the middle of this century? While it is common to hear about the problems of overpopulation, might there be unexplored benefits of increasing numbers of people in the world? How can we both consider and harness the potential benefits brought by a healthier, wealthier and larger population? May more people mean more scientists to discover how our world works, more inventors and thinkers to help solve the world's problems, more skilled people to put these ideas into practice? In this book, leading academics with a wide range of expertise in demography, philosophy, biology, climate science, economics and environmental sustainability explore the contexts, costs and benefits of a burgeoning population on our economic, social and environmental systems.
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Overpopulation or Underpopulation?
Demographic and Environmental Transitions
How can 910 Billion People be Fed Sustainably
Water Scarcity on a Blue Planet
The Metabolism of a HumanDominated Planet
Safe Effective and Affordable Health Care for a Bulging
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