9788466665407

El planeta vacío/ Empty Planet

  • ISBN 13:

    9788466665407

  • ISBN 10:

    8466665404

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/23/2019
  • Publisher: Ediciones B

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Summary

Bienvenidos a la caída de la población mundial.

Durante medio siglo, muchos estadistas, políticos, analistas y estudiosos han alertado sobre una explosión demográfica que pondrá en jaque los recursos del planeta. Sin embargo, un creciente número de expertos tiene en el punto de mira otro motivo de alarma: en lugar de aumentar exponencialmente, la población mundial se encamina hacia un fuerte descenso que ya es evidente en muchos lugares.

En El planeta vacío, los autores revelan cómo esta caída de la población traerá consigo distintos beneficios: el riesgo de hambrunas disminuirá, la situación medioambiental mejorará, menos trabajadores exigirán mejores salarios y unas tasas de natalidad más bajas representarán mayores ingresos y autonomía para las mujeres.

Pero no todo son buenas noticias. Ya podemos ver los efectos del envejecimiento de la población en Europa y algunos puntos de Asia, y cómo la escasez de trabajadores debilita la economía e impone unas exigencias desmesuradas en el campo de la salud pública.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

An award-winning journalist and leading international social researcher make the 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 population will soon overwhelm the earth's resources. But a growing number of experts are sounding a different alarm. Rather than continuing to increase exponentially, they argue, the global population is headed for a steep decline—and in many countries, that decline has already begun.

In Empty Planet, John Ibbitson and Darrell Bricker find that a smaller global population will bring with it many benefits: fewer workers will command higher wages; 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 and Canada are well-positioned to successfully navigate these coming demographic shifts--that is, unless growing isolationism leads us to close ourselves off just as openness becomes more critical to our survival than ever.

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.


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