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Dick Smith's Population Crisis: The Dangers of Unsustainable Growth for Australia

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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. In 2011 the world's population exceeded 7 billion. Each year we add nearly 80 million people and by mid-century we will require twice as much food and double the energy we use today. Australia will be deeply affected by these trends—they have the fastest growing population of any developed nation. These are the staggering facts that confronted Dick Smith. They set him on his crusade to alert us to the dangers of unsustainable growth. They are the facts that have convinced him that if we are to ensure the survival of civilization and the health of the planet then we must put a stop to population growth, now. As our cities continue their unrestrained growth, as we battle daily on crowded public transport and clogged freeways, and as we confront the reality of water and power shortages, Dick challenges the long-held myth that growth is good for us. But more importantly he offers ways for us to reinvent our economy, to reassess the way we live, and to at least slow down that ticking clock. This is a provocative, powerful, and urgent call to arms.

About the Author

Dick Smith is one of Australia's most recognized individuals. A multimillionaire philanthropist and adventurer, who originally made his fortune retailing electronics and then founded Australian Geographic magazine, Dick Smith has since become well known as a restless adventurer, making many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, airplane, and balloon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781742376578
Author:
Smith, Dick, King
Publisher:
Allen and Unwin
Author:
Smith, Dick
Subject:
Future Studies
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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History and Social Science » Sociology » Regional Studies
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