The Coming Population Crash: and Our Planet's Surprising Future
- Publish Date: 2011-04-05
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Fred Pearce
A leading environmental writer looks at the unexpected effectsand possible benefitsof a shrinking, graying population
Over the last century, the worlds population quadrupled and fears of overpopulation flared, with baby booms blamed for genocide and terrorism, and overpopulation singled out as the primary factor driving global warming. Yet, surprisingly, it appears that the population explosion is past its peakby mid-century, the worlds population will be declining for the first time in over seven hundred years. In The Coming Population Crash, veteran environmental writer Fred Pearce reveals the dynamics behind this dramatic shift and describes the environmental, social, and economic effects of our surprising demographic future.