Stephen J. Emmott (born 3 June ) is a Professor and Head of Computational Science at . “Population 10 Billion by Danny Dorling and Ten Billion by Stephen Emmott – review”. The Guardian. London. ^ Goodall, Chris (). 10 Billion aims to take a dramatic look at the challenges we face today, from Stephen Emmott is Head of Computational Science at Microsoft. Ten Billion by Stephen Emmott Sep 10, | Pages. Buy . production of TEN BILLION, performed by Stephen Emmott at London’s Royal Court Theatre.

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Emmott appears to be referring to the North Sea licensing round. What does a car cost?. Inpopulation reached 1 billion.

Stephen Emmott’s population book is unscientific and misanthropic

View all 6 comments. Jan 26, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: On the contrary, we understand well how to feed people. Air quality is appalling in big cities in Asia and quite bad in major Western capitals.

The work is extremely short — perhaps about 15, words — and is in the form of notes that provide terse commentary on a series of graphs. The whole thing is set out in large, often bold type, with bullet points taking up less than half of each page, sometimes as little as a line.

Stephen Emmott, though a scientist himself, wrote in a gloomy and frankly depressing tone. Sep 10, Pages.

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Although any attempt to increase mankind’s alarm at the threat from climate change is welcome, Emmott’s book is error-strewn, full of careless exaggeration and weak on basic science. It would be a very good thing if as many people as possible read it. As a species, he suggests, we are inclined to do just that — turn away from the reality, shield our eyes from the consequences of our actions and our appetites.


His comments seem to have been taken from the Financial Times of October 25 th So, what’s to be done? A article in Science Daily summarised the conventional view when it wrote http: Stay in Touch Sign up. I can imagine that a lot of readers would be put off continuing. Archived from the original on A design and analysis tool for DNA strand displacement systems”.

The US Geological service estimates http: But the cumulative effect of his uncluttered, unadorned prose, buttressed with graphs and illustrations, is significant. It part I read a couple of pieces in The Guardian about this book within the last month and it’s publication has caused a lot of discussion and debate.

Aug 10, Chris rated it liked it. There are no answers here.

Want to Read saving…. The premise of this book, horrible stuff is happening to the earth due to overpopulation, is sound. The author has shown the alarming statistics with citations and proved that increase in population, climate change, energy productionfood crisis ,etc are all interlinked global phenomena and we need to act ASAP to conserve as much as possible. Once again, he doesn’t provide a source for this comment.

Don’t look for answers here. emmoth

This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis. Oct 21, Hugo Filipe rated it stepehn was ok.

Sep 20, Angela rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the case of phosphate rock it states that annual usage is about million tonnes. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. OK guy, how about giving an example before selling your book? Its very visual approach, I think, will work for those who are usually turned off by heavier reads of a topic that simply needs to be addressed.

I needed time to think. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest billlion. The UK’s 27 th licensing round for the North Sea attracted its greatest ever level of interest, with applications — the largest number since offshore licensing began in Scary – which it needs to be – but its audience will be those already scared.


It’s pretty bloody terrifying and eye opening.

emmot Even those who try aren’t really doing much. The cataclysm is always to come, while the behaviour fuelling that apparently future fallout — outrageous consumption — is, for those of us doing the consuming, very present, and very fun.

His answer to this is that previous revolutions have depended on using resources in a more intensive way, for example by using fertilisers to increase yields. That is an area of land emmltt size of half of western Europe being bought and sold. Jun 13, farmwifetwo rated it liked it Shelves: Clad in such a colour, however, 10 Billion is not easy to lose or ignore. Emmott really should have cited sources on each and every syephen — making his book as unimpeachable as possible.

The images and gra I was excited to read this book when I found it in the library as I had heard amazing things about it when it came out a few years emmoott. A dynamic in-silico model of neuronal migration in the developing cortex”.

Which, with the way this book is gaining publicity recently, looks like it may well happen.

He has been working at Microsoft Research since No, he just asserts it. How about the fact that the discovery of fire was as important as the development of agriculture?