Deforestation. Desertification. Species extinction. Global
warming. Growing threats to food and water. The driving issues of our times are
the result of one huge problem: us.
Just over two hundred years ago, there were one billion
humans on Earth. There are now over seven billion of us.And, sometime this
century, the world population will reach at least ten billion.
As the population continues to grow, our problems will
increase. And this means that every way we look at it, a planet of ten billion
people is likely to be a nightmare.
Stephen Emmott, a scientist whose lab is at the forefront of
research into complex natural systems, sounds the alarm. The Billion is a snapshot of our planet—and our species—approaching
a crisis, and it serves as a stark analysis of where this leaves us. The Billion is not another climate book.
Ten Billion is a book about us. Download and start listening now!