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Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
Narrated by: Adam Grupper
Length: 18 hrs
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Every four days there are a million more people on the planet. More people and fewer resources. In this timely work, Alan Weisman examines how we can shrink our collective human footprint so that we don't stomp any more species - including our own - out of existence.

The answer: reducing gradually and non-violently the number of humans on the planet whose activities, industries and lifestyles are damaging the Earth. Defining an optimum human population for the Earth is an explosive concept. Weisman, one of the most brilliant environmental writers, will travel the globe, from the settlements of Israel and the plains of Mexico to the bustling streets of Pakistan and the teeming cities of the UK. In his search for answers, he will speak to religious leaders, demographers, ecologists, economists, engineers, and agriculturalists in what promises to be an international classic.

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©2013 Alan Weisman (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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  • 05-02-19

Expected less religious bias

The first two chapters were rather difficult to get through. Religious nonsense and crimes should always be called out in a work based on fact. Religious bias is one of the major reasons for overpopulation... ironic.

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A Wake up Call - is Everyone Listening?

Topical and relevant to all the social problems the world is facing today! The answer is simple, but getting there is everyone's responsibility.