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Book Review: Is the Planet Full? edited by Ian Goldin

Book Review: Is the Planet Full? edited by Ian Goldin | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"Ultimately, Is the Planet Full? argues that the world we live in may already be overpopulated due to our current institutional arrangements failing to adequately manage resources in an equitable and sustainable way. Goldin and colleagues highlight that counter to popular opinion “the planet may be far from full” (p.228), but only if we address key governance challenges in managing our societies, economies and environment."

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Good review on a new interesting book about population growth.

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degrowth economy and ecology's comment, August 11, 2014 5:13 AM
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The Economist: Demography and climate change

The Economist: Demography and climate change | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"CARBON emissions vary hugely between countries. That is well known, as is the finding that rich people emit more than poor ones. But a newly revised paper by Emilio Zagheni of the Max Planck Institute in Rostock, Germany also shows how carbon footprints vary by age—and the worrying implications of this."

 

Very interesting article in The Economist on the relationship between demographics and carbon emissions.

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Age Against the Machine

Age Against the Machine | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"Today, however, older people are largely considered to be out of touch with the modern, technology-driven world, and incapable of paying their own way. But much evidence shows otherwise: if aging were framed as an economic opportunity, the growing number of older people worldwide could become modernity’s gift, rather than society’s burden."

 

Great article at Project Syndicate written by Simon Zadek going against the established narrative on ageing societies.

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