Dick Smith's Population Crisis

Dick Smith's Population Crisis


By (author) Dick Smith

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 20mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: St Leonards NSW
  • ISBN 10: 1742376576
  • ISBN 13: 9781742376578
  • Sales rank: 193,667

Product description

Dick Smith takes on the hot topic of our times, arguing that Australian and global population growth carries enormous risks, dangers that none of our political parties is prepared to address.

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Author information

Dick Smith is one of Australia's most recognised individuals. A multi-millionaire philanthropist and adventurer, who originally made his fortune retailing electronics and then founded Australian Geographic magazine, Dick Smith has since become well known as a restless adventurer, making many pioneering and record breaking flights by helicopter, aeroplane and balloon.

Table of contents

Introduction: The People Problem-How a Growing Population Makes Everything Harder, for Australia and the World..1. Welcome to the World of Exponential Growth..2. The Wide Brown Land has Finite Limits..3. Mouths to Feed-Will We Have Enough Food and Water or be Killed Off First by Obesity?..4. Dying for a Drink..5. The Future is Blowin' in the Wind..6. Fewer Fish, Bigger People..7. People and Power-Population Increase and Dwindling Energy Supplies..8. Preparing Ourselves for the Age of Scarcity-the N2N Path from Natural Gas to Nuclear..9. Risky Business-Climate Change and Population Increase..10. Overshoot-Too Many People and Too Much Stuff..11. Our Addiction to Exponential Growth..12. The Search for Solutions-The Girl Effect..13. The Search for Solutions-Sharing the Wealth..14. The Search for Solutions-Curing the Growth Addiction..15. Summing It Up-The State of the World Today..Appendix: There is an Alternative to Runaway Population-Kelvin Thomson's 14-point Plan for Population Reform..Acknowledgements..Notes..