Beyond Malthus: The Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge

Beyond Malthus: The Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge

by Lester R. Brown, Gary Gardner, Brian Halweil
     
 

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On the bicentennial of Malthus' legendary essay on the tendency of population to grow more rapidly than the food supply, this book examines the impacts of population growth on 19 global resources and services,
including food, fresh water, fisheries, jobs, education, income and health. Despite current hype of a 'birth dearth' in parts of Europe and Japan, the fact…  See more details below

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On the bicentennial of Malthus' legendary essay on the tendency of population to grow more rapidly than the food supply, this book examines the impacts of population growth on 19 global resources and services,
including food, fresh water, fisheries, jobs, education, income and health. Despite current hype of a 'birth dearth' in parts of Europe and Japan, the fact remains that human numbers are projected to increase by over 3 billion by 2050. Populations in rapidly growing nations are in danger of outstripping the carrying capacity of their natural support systems and governments in such situations will find it increasingly hard to respond to crises such as AIDS, food and water shortages and mass unemployment. Beyond Malthus examines methods such as the expansion of international family planning, investment in educating young people in the developing world and promotion of a shift towards smaller families which will represent the most humane response to the possible ravages of the population explosion.

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ISBN-13:
9781853836565
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Series:
Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

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