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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Want to Read saving…. Nowhere does he tell us that this molecule has been used for years and that when calculations have been done, the carbon benefit of the renewable electricity generated by the panel dwarfs the global warming impact of the nitrogen trifluoride used.

I agree what the author is implying, that we have entered the anthropocene, we dominate and alter the earth that much. I felt the book presentation was over stylised with many pages containing only a small paragraph – given the ecological statements presented, this irritated me. Despite Emmott’s assertions to the contrary, population growth has been slowing steadily since the ‘s. Its reliance on random facts pulled from the internet is truly shocking and it will harm the cause of environmental protection.

Most of the science by all accounts isn’t great but the topics themselves deserve a bigger platform. Books by Stephen Emmott. And the design of the book is pleasing – just one or two horrific facts per page to increase their impact. For the first time ,over a hundred plumes of methane,many of them a half mile in diameter,has been observed raising from previous frozen methane stores in east Siberia sea,probably there are many others.


Even those who try aren’t really doing much. He also incorrectly says that this is the first time the methane has been observed. It took the form of a lecture with presentation slides, and by all accounts people including critics left the theatre informed and worried about the effect of rising population and the stress the planet is under, if a little hopeless about the lack of options.

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. I read this in preparation for a class I will be teaching on fashion sustainability and it served to highlight that environmental issues can not be isolated from one another.

Methane emissions in the Arctic have been observed before and are explained by bacterial activity. A spine-chilling warning of the environmental disaster that awaits the Earth. Short, to the point, but each point and arrow to the very heart of our most critical problems. We urgently need to do,actually to do,something radical to avert a global catastrophe.

The iron ore of the steel of the car has to be mined in for example Australia. It is a tribute to the clarity of his message that, as a result, anyone not immediately expecting to meet their maker, and certainly anyone with young children, will start thinking about the need to build an ark. The downside of reading alarming stats like the oncoming shortage of food, water, energy, and huge amounts of toxic waste and catastrophically altered climates If someone has a scientific bent and wishes to hear a fire and brimstone sermon and calls to repent for the end is nigh one can pick up environmental literature and feel a sinners remorse and wrath of almighty mother nature.

To him, every global issue is of ‘accelerating’ seriousness. I don’t entirely agree with some of the facts presented — embedded water is more complex than stated; ice sheet melt is a little incorrect as written; no allowance is made for recyclability; renewable energy holds far more promise than suggested; and frankly I cannot see how we’ll possibly get to 10 billion with all of these enormous systemic limits we’re crashing headlong into — yet ultimately these only affect the rate of looming cataclysm, not the underlying conclusions.


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10 Billion, by Stephen Emmott, review

The coastline in Arctic regions reacts to climate change with increased erosion and retreats by half a metre per year on average. Several of his very sparsely filled pages are given over to discussing how 1 water is needed to grow food but nowhere does he discuss the global availability. I guess that has got nothing to do with the fact that he works for microsoft.

Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. That is an area of land the size of half of Western Europe being bought and sold to foreign governments and businesses. Lists with This Book. After all, one likes to think that when faced with critical and immediate challenges, man is able to change his behaviour radically and rapidly.

This will come at the expense remaining forests and protected lands. The difficulty with this response is that while most of us need no convincing that environmental problems are of critical importance, we struggle to digest the idea that they are immediate.

Tis book is written by a scientist whoe lab is at the smmott of research into complex natural systems. Is a book of real facts and indestructible logical silogisms built w Tis book is written by a scientist whoe lab is at the forefront of research into complex natural systems.