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|Author||: Darrell Bricker,John Ibbitson|
From the authors of the bestselling The Big Shift, a provocative argument that the global population will soon begin to decline, dramatically reshaping the social, political, and economic landscape. For half a century, statisticians, pundits, and politicians have warned that a burgeoning planetary population will soon overwhelm the earth's resources. But a growing number of experts are sounding a different kind of alarm. Rather than growing exponentially, they argue, the global population is headed for a steep decline. Throughout history, depopulation was the product of catastrophe: ice ages, plagues, the collapse of civilizations. This time, however, we're thinning ourselves deliberately, by choosing to have fewer babies than we need to replace ourselves. In much of the developed and developing world, that decline is already underway, as urbanization, women's empowerment, and waning religiosity lead to smaller and smaller families. In Empty Planet, Ibbitson and Bricker travel from South Florida to Sao Paulo, Seoul to Nairobi, Brussels to Delhi to Beijing, drawing on a wealth of research and firsthand reporting to illustrate the dramatic consequences of this population decline--and to show us why the rest of the developing world will soon join in. They find that a smaller global population will bring with it a number of benefits: fewer workers will command higher wages; good jobs will prompt innovation; the environment will improve; the risk of famine will wane; and falling birthrates in the developing world will bring greater affluence and autonomy for women. But enormous disruption lies ahead, too. We can already see the effects in Europe and parts of Asia, as aging populations and worker shortages weaken the economy and impose crippling demands on healthcare and social security. The United States is well-positioned to successfully navigate these coming demographic shifts--that is, unless growing isolationism and anti-immigrant backlash lead us to close ourselves off just as openness becomes more critical to our survival than ever before. Rigorously researched and deeply compelling, Empty Planet offers a vision of a future that we can no longer prevent--but one that we can shape, if we choose.
|Author||: Darrell Bricker,John Ibbitson|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
For almost its entire history, Canada has been run by the political, media and business elites of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. But in the past few years, these groups have lost their power—and most of them still do not realize it’s gone. The Laurentian Consensus, the term John Ibbitson has coined for the dusty liberal elite, has been replaced by a new, powerful coalition based in the West and supported by immigrant voters in Ontario. How did this happen? Most people are unaware that the keystone economic and political drivers of this country are now Western Canada and immigrants from China, India and other Asian countries. Politicians and businesspeople have underestimated how conservative these newcomers are making our country. Canada, with its ever-evolving economy and fluid demographic base, has become divorced from the traditions of its past and is moving in an entirely new direction. In The Big Shift, Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson argue that one of the world’s most consensual countries is becoming polarized, exhibiting stark differences between East and West, cities and suburbs, Canadianborn citizens and immigrants. The winners—in both politics and business— will be those who can capitalize on the tremendous changes that the Big Shift will bring.
|Author||: Lester R. Brown|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton & Company|
With food supplies tightening, countries are competing for the land and water resources needed to feed their people. With food scarcity driven by falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. “In this era of tightening world food supplies, the ability to grow food is fast becoming a new form of geopolitical leverage. Food is the new oil,” Lester R. Brown writes. What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Brown outlines the political implications of land acquisitions by grain-importing countries in Africa and elsewhere as well as the world’s shrinking buffers against poor harvests. With wisdom accumulated over decades of tracking agricultural issues, Brown exposes the increasingly volatile food situation the world is facing.
|Author||: Edward O. Wilson|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton & Company|
"An audacious and concrete proposal…Half-Earth completes the 86-year-old Wilson’s valedictory trilogy on the human animal and our place on the planet." —Jedediah Purdy, New Republic In his most urgent book to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. In this "visionary blueprint for saving the planet" (Stephen Greenblatt), Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. Identifying actual regions of the planet that can still be reclaimed—such as the California redwood forest, the Amazon River basin, and grasslands of the Serengeti, among others—Wilson puts aside the prevailing pessimism of our times and "speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all" (Oliver Sacks).
|Author||: Becky Chambers|
|Editor||: Hodder & Stoughton|
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 'A quietly profound, humane tour de force' Guardian The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity #SmallAngryPlanet When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants. Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years... if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed. PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS 'Never less than deeply involving' DAILY MAIL 'Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination' iBOOKS 'So much fun to read' HEAT 'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent, quietly and beautifully redefining the space opera' TOR.COM 'The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time' iO9
|Author||: Paul Morland|
A dazzling new history of the irrepressible demographic changes and mass migrations that have made and unmade nations, continents, and empires The rise and fall of the British Empire; the emergence of America as a superpower; the ebb and flow of global challenges from Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, and Soviet Russia. These are the headlines of history, but they cannot be properly grasped without understanding the role that population has played. The Human Tide shows how periods of rapid population transition--a phenomenon that first emerged in the British Isles but gradually spread across the globe--shaped the course of world history. Demography--the study of population--is the key to unlocking an understanding of the world we live in and how we got here. Demographic changes explain why the Arab Spring came and went, how China rose so meteorically, and why Britain voted for Brexit and America for Donald Trump. Sweeping from Europe to the Americas, China, East Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, The Human Tide is a panoramic view of the sheer power of numbers.
|Author||: George Magnus|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
The year 2008 marks the beginning of the baby boomer retirementavalanche just as the different demographics in advanced and mostdeveloping countries are becoming more pronounced. People areworrying again that developments in global population trends, foodsupply, natural resource availability and climate change raise thequestion as to whether Malthus was right after all. The Age of Aging explores a unique phenomenon for mankind and,therefore, one that takes us into uncharted territory. Low birthrates and rising life expectancy are leading to rapid aging and astagnation or fall in the number of people of working age inWestern societies. Japan is in pole position but will be joinedsoon by other Western countries, and some emerging marketsincluding China. The book examines the economic effects of aging,the main proposals for addressing the implications, and how agingsocieties will affect family and social structures, and the type ofenvironment in which the baby-boomers' children will grow up. The contrast between the expected old age bulge in Western nationsand the youth bulge in developing countries has importantimplications for globalization, and for immigration in Westerncountries - two topics already characterized by rising discontentor opposition. But we have to find ways of making bothglobalization and immigration work for all, for fear that failuremay lead us down much darker paths. Aging also brings newchallenges for the world to address in two sensitive areas, thepoliticization of religion and the management of internationalsecurity. Governments and global institutions will have to takegreater responsibilities to ensure that public policy responses areappropriate and measured. The challenges arising within aging societies, and the demographiccontrasts between Western and developing countries make for afractious world - one that is line with the much-debated 'declineof the West'. The book doesn't flinch from recognizing the ways inwhich this could become more visible, but also asserts that we canaddress demographic change effectively if governments andstrengthened international institutions are permitted a larger rolein managing change.
|Author||: Irving Abella,Harold Martin Troper|
|Editor||: University of Toronto Press|
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award (Holocaust Category) Winner of the Canadian Historical Association John A. Macdonald Prize Featured in The Literary Review of Canada 100: Canada's Most Important Books [This is a story best summed up in the words of an anonymous senior Canadian official who, in the midst of a rambling, off-the-record discussion with journalists in 1945, was asked how many Jews would be allowed into Canada after the war … 'None,' he said, 'is too many.' From the Preface One of the most significant studies of Canadian history ever written, None Is Too Many conclusively lays to rest the comfortable notion that Canada has always been an accepting and welcoming society. Detailing the country's refusal to offer aid, let alone sanctuary, to Jews fleeing Nazi persecution between 1933 and 1948, it is an immensely bleak and discomfiting story – and one that was largely unknown before the book's publication. Irving Abella and Harold Troper's retelling of this episode is a harrowing read not easily forgotten: its power is such that, 'a manuscript copy helped convince Ron Atkey, Minister of Employment and Immigration in Joe Clark's government, to grant 50,000 “boat people” asylum in Canada in 1979, during the Southeast Asian refugee crisis' (Robin Roger, The Literary Review of Canada). None Is Too Many will undoubtedly continue to serve as a potent reminder of the fragility of tolerance, even in a country where it is held as one of our highest values.
|Author||: Danny Dorling|
Before May 2011 the top demographics experts of the United Nations had suggested that world population would peak at 9.1 billion in 2100, and then fall to 8.5 billion people by 2150. In contrast, the 2011 revision suggested that 9.1 billion would be achieved much earlier, maybe by 2050 or before, and by 2100 there would be 10.1 billion of us. What's more, they implied that global human population might still be slightly rising in our total numbers a century from now. So what shall we do? Are there too many people on the planet? Is this the end of life as we know it? Distinguished geographer Professor Danny Dorling thinks we should not worry so much and that, whatever impending doom may be around the corner, we will deal with it when it comes. In a series of fascinating chapters he charts the rise of the human race from its origins to its end-point of population 10 billion. Thus he shows that while it took until about 1988 to reach 5 billion we reached 6 billion by 2000, 7 billion eleven years later and will reach 8 billion by 2025. By recording how we got here, Dorling is able to show us the key issues that we face in the coming decades: how we will deal with scarcity of resources; how our cities will grow and become more female; why the change that we should really prepare for is the population decline that will occur after 10 billion. Population 10 Billion is a major work by one of the world's leading geographers and will change the way you think about the future. Packed full of counter-intuitive ideas and observations, this book is a tool kit to prepare for the future and to help us ask the right questions
|Author||: Lee Tang|
|Editor||: LMT Press|
The Global Population Will Soon Decline. This book is a summary of “Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline,” by Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson. For many years, pundits and politicians have warned that the growing global population will soon overwhelm the earth's resources. Unless humankind defuses this population bomb, we will face a future of increasing poverty, food shortages, war, and environmental degradation. But many demographers sound a different alarm. Rather than continuing to increase exponentially, the global population is headed for a steep decline—and in many countries, that decline has already begun. Empty Planet explains why by the end of this century the problem won't be overpopulation but a rapidly shrinking global populace. It offers a vision of a future that we can no longer prevent—but one that we can shape if we choose. A smaller global population will bring with it many benefits, but enormous disruption lies ahead. Read this book to find out the key to prospering in this new social, political, and economic landscape. This guide includes: * Book Summary—helps you understand the key concepts. * Online Videos—cover the concepts in more depth. Value-added from this guide: * Save time * Understand key concepts * Expand your knowledge
|Author||: El Cid|
Between the covers of Kingdom Planet read about the extraordinary events that surface within the functions of a major worldwide chemical corporation. The diabolical plot of the firm that is actually run by Satan's soldiers, will astound and challenge your thinking regarding workplace realities.
|Author||: K. A. Dewolf|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Develop Your Own Creative Business Ideas Lessons From Top Creative Business EntrepreneursRemember how your parents told you that you could be anything you wanted when you were growing up? This is what they were talking about. These people are living proof that you can be anything and that anyone can be an innovator. 25 Powerful Lessons To Fire Up Your Creative Confidence In this book, we will examine the top twenty most creative thinkers in the world today. We'll take a brief look at who they are and what they do. Don't miss the last chapter when we put together a list of the top twenty-five lessons we can learn from these creative thinkers. In this book you'll learn: How a dental equipment sales rep found an opportunity in customers experiences with wait times, pricing, and shoddy equipment and turned it into a thriving dental clinic business How a royal princess and CEO of a company in one of the most traditional countries on earth, empowered women in workforce An Latin American entrepreneur creates a technology start-up accelerator An entrepreneur creates an app that creates 3.5 billon views per month How an Internet image sharing start-up simply tweaked an old idea but made it better How an app saved 500,000 lbs of found being thrown in dumpster and made it for-profit company that helps other for-profit companies donate food, reduce disposal costs and lower their taxes And much more
|Author||: Brian Earnshaw,Simon Stern|
|Editor||: William Morrow & Company|
When their classmates disappear from the circle of singing stones on the Empty Planet, Tim and Sanchez try to solve the mystery.
|Author||: Brian Czech|
This book is a compilation of articles that were published from 2010-2018 under CASSE's former blog, the Daly News. Topics covered included limits to growth, the conflict between economic growth and environmental protection, ecological economics, steady state economics, sustainable economic welfare, population growth, economic policy, and international diplomacy. It should be viewed as a guide for better understanding CASSE's mission of advancing the steady state economy as the sustainable alternative to growth.
|Author||: Geoff Williamson|
|Editor||: Bowshot Media|
"A farmer and entrepreneur, Chase is a man of many abilities. Now he is being asked to use those abilities, and his own particular skills with a sword and bow, to assist an alien planet. This means trading a valuable resource that the planet harbours to convince the Inter-galactic Federation to repair its failing sun" -- Back cover.
|Author||: Agha Humayun Amin,Keith Ellison,Martin Kufus|
Intelligence Review is a monthly publication of Centre for Study of Intelligence Operations dealing with security and intelligence issues
|Author||: One Jacked Monkey Publications|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Are you tired of small sketchbooks you can hardly squeeze a stick figure on? Wouldn't it be nice to have more space and more options to draft all your ideas in one place? Then, "The Blank Comic Book" is your solution! "The Blank Comic Book" is an 8.5" x 11" book with a variety of panel shapes. The large book provides plenty of space and freedom to draft your ideas and create detailed landscapes for potential graphic novels. Whether you're perfecting your artistic expression or drawing your first comic, this book has all you need! Note: This book is intended as an idea and design sketchbook, not for final work. Scroll up & Click the Buy Button to Start Drafting Your First Comic Book TODAY!
|Author||: Steve Sun|
Mushroom Tree -All about mushrooms This book tells the adventures of my mushroom excursions. I found many different types of mushrooms. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. I enjoyed the adventures. Here are some of the stories and more than 300 photos to share. Steve Sun age 10