The Coming Population Crash by Fred Pearce
and Our Planet's Surprising Future

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A leading environmental writer looks at the unexpected effects—and possible benefits—of a shrinking, graying population
Over the last century, the world’s 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 peak—by mid-century, the world’s 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.

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Fred Pearce is an award-winning author and journalist based in London. He has reported on environment, science, and development issues from sixty-seven countries over the past twenty years. Environment consultant at New Scientist since 1992, he also writes regularly for the Guardian newspaper and Yale University's prestigious e360 website. Pearce was voted UK Environment Journalist of the Year in 2001 and CGIAR agricultural research journalist of the year in 2002, and won a lifetime achievement award from the Association of British Science Writers in 2011. His many books include With Speed and Violence, Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, The Coming Population Crash, and When the Rivers Run Dry.
Published April 1, 2010 by Beacon Press. 312 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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With contraception a near universal technology and with women now clearly in charge of their reproductive futures, soon after 2020 “the world’s population is primed to start falling for probably the first time since the Black Death in the fourteenth century.” New Scientist consultant Pearce (Conf...

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Peoplequake: Mass Migration, Ageing Nations and the Coming Population Crash by Fred Pearce Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop This "dark...

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In little countries and big countries, capitalist countries and communist countries, Catholic countries and Moslem countries, Western countries and Eastern countries--in almost all these cases, exponential population growth slows down or stops when grinding poverty disappears.

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