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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The images and graphs were interesting, though not well integrated with the text, and though I did learn some new things about climate change, a lot of it was repeated multiple times throughout this book.

No one should feel this way; but it’s necessary. Don’t look for answers here. Educate yourself and read this book and if you still want to bi,lion on the same I guess we deserve it.

If not, just think about what you buy, how often, what’s in it, how much you throw out It’s very short, clear and accessible. This blows my mind, and undermines the book’s credibility. BUT turns out I spent the whole time reading it borderline pissed off. Open Preview See a Problem? It particularly needs to be read by politicians and business leaders, and I would welcome it being read in schools.

And 10 Billion by the end of the century, that is with restraint. I just sat here for an hour and read the entire thing in one go.

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In my opinion a strongly recomended book to everybody including schools along the entire world Population, people, not flies or spiders will be the death of the planet as we know it. Every which way you look at it, a planet of ten billion looks like a nightmare, he writes. There was nothing green about it. The data he uses is almost always ‘adapted’ from other work, something which doesn’t appear to embarrass him. There are no answers here. There are scores and scores of errors and exaggerations in this short book.


Emmott appears to be referring to the North Sea licensing round. In some way, I’m glad to have earned all this knowledge, but it also makes me sad that so many people walk around, happily unknowing.

Tis book is written by a scientist whoe lab is at the forefront of research into complex natural systems.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. No-one can claim that science communication is easy, and no doubt such a jumpy narrative could have been reconsidered, but if Emmott reaches those that others have not then the book will have been a worthwhile endeavour.

In we flew billion pasanger miles. When the premise is sold as presenting the global catastrophe that we are facing, there is an untold implication that there may be a solution or at least some ideas, but this offered nothing but further scaremongering and to be honest, I might have been better reading another dramatic newspaper article about climate change.

Therefore, it is light reading in the sense of quantity of text. And what about the fact that one third of world food is wasted everyhere? It’s that sort of An Inconvenient Truth thing. I agree what the author is implying, that we have entered the anthropocene, we dominate and alter the earth that much.

Inthere were million cars in the world. The layout makes for fast reading with immediate impact – yes – I checked if printed on recycled paper – I presume too much water would have been required perhaps?


There are now over seven billion of us. I can imagine that a lot of readers would be put off continuing. Methane hydrates Emmott writes For the first time, hundreds of plumes of methane — many of them kilometres across — have been observed rising from previously frozen methane stores in the Laptev Sea, off the East Siberian Arctic shelf.

The paper said The government has issued new oil and gas licences to companies seeking to drill in the North Sea, in what John Hayes, the energy minister, described as a “bonanza” for the oil industry. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. The paper wrote As their ancient ice buffers vanish, Arctic coastlines are eroding; parts of Alaska are receding at 14 metres 45 feet a year. Stephen Emmott, a scientist whose lab is at the forefront of research into complex natural systems, sounds the alarm.

We may increase our energy resources to deal with many problems but we won’t be able to control the climate change like this ,ever. 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.

Ten Billion

But phosphate reserves are finite, and it is becoming apparent that we are going to run out of it, almost certainly some time this century. If we grow at the current rate, by the end of this century there will be 22 billion people on the planet. Water supplies are becoming tighter in many countries.