Ten Billion People

Population growth across the globe seems to be wildly out of control. What can we do about it? I don’t know. It could seem obvious but people like making babies and forcing birth control can be very unpopular. Also more people means more wealth and power for the powerful and wealthy. But more people means less standard of living for the vast majority of them. It also means rapid over-use of the resources of our planet. The future could seem bleak.

I read the extract of this book and it makes for interesting, if frightening reading.


I plan on reading the whole book at some point. Meanwhile, here are some graphs.


Ten Billion – Stephen Emmott