TRIAGE

TRIAGE

by William Walling
     
 

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"Be fruitful," advises Judeo-Christian Scripture, “and multiply, and replenish the earth.’ Eight centuries BCE the global population was inferred to have been roughly five millions, soaring to between 50 and 60 millions when Julius Caesar fell, and escalating in the mid-17th century to about a half-billion. The significant benchmark of one billion…  See more details below

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"Be fruitful," advises Judeo-Christian Scripture, “and multiply, and replenish the earth.’ Eight centuries BCE the global population was inferred to have been roughly five millions, soaring to between 50 and 60 millions when Julius Caesar fell, and escalating in the mid-17th century to about a half-billion. The significant benchmark of one billion reached circa 1804 doubled in 123 years to 2 billions in 1927, to 3 billions in 1960.Only 14 years later in 1974, 4 billions crowded the world, growing to 5 billions by 1987, 6 by 1999, and 7 billions in late 2011. Despite wars, famines, pestilence, climate change effects and a plethora of natural disasters, the relentless numbers keep marching upward at the alarming, exponential rate of three to five births per second, eleven to fifteen thousand per hour, hence global projections by the U.S. Census Bureau and United Nations will reach eight billions by 2027, and in a relatively short span approximately 9 billions by 2046. But what lies beyond the crucial nexus when our planet can no longer tolerate the succeeding multitudes? Learn the draconian population control tactic illustrated in TRIAGE, and pray that this fictional account never becomes a reality.

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Tag Craig
When does fiction become reality? Triage on a global level is inhumane, but we are talking about the overpopulated survival of the human race, and justification is usually preformed in emergencies and wartime; here it is the lack of natural resources to sustain the population growth we are experiencing. You may forget the characters names, if you do not dream about them, but you will not forget their actions, wisdom and mistakes. Walling's "Triage," among his other books, should be a must read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011887314
Publisher:
William Walling
Publication date:
10/23/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
249
File size:
264 KB

Meet the Author

A lifelong Californian and former aerospace engineer, William Walling was employed during the Desert Storm Conflict by a Menlo Park developer/vendor of Flight Motion Simulators, and more recently as technical journalist for a Santa Clara supplier of Global Positioning Systems. Ten of Bill's novels, plus numerous magazine novelettes, short stories, and science articles have been published to date, almost all in the vein of speculative fiction.

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