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The Coming Population Crash

ISBN: 9780807001226 | 0807001228
Format: Trade Paper
Publisher: Beacon Press
Pub. Date: 4/5/2011

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A leading environmental writer looks at the unexpected effects-and possible benefits-of a shrinking, graying population Is overpopulation the most important environmental issue of our time? Already widely covered onThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart,CNNrs"sAmanpour,and NPRrs"sThe Brian Lehrer Show, The Coming Population Crashbegs to differ: half the worldrs"s women are now having two children or fewer-in developing countries as well as in rich ones. Fred Pearce chronicles the troubling history of efforts to contain the demographic explosion, and then he dives into the environmental, social, and economic effects of our surprising demographic future: a shrinking, graying population; mass migrations; and, just maybe, a wiser world.

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