Stephen Emmott’s Ten Billion is being published on May 1st 2013 as a Penguin paperback. Katie Mitchell is not listed as a co-author, so this is clearly not the Royal Court play.
This is from the publicity at Amazon:
Ten Billion is Stephen Emmott’s shocking message showing why time is running out for humanity unless we radically change our behaviour – now
We’re facing an emergency.
By the end of this century the population will be over 10 billion. And there aren’t enough resources for everyone.
This book won’t tell you to ‘do your bit for the environment’.
It won’t tell you to recycle.
It won’t tell you to buy an electric car.
It’s too late for that.
Stephen Emmott, the acclaimed scientist, shows us why time is running out. And what we really need to do about it.
What Alex Cull and I are doing about it is combing the internet looking for references, reviews, etc. in order to improve and update the critical analysis we started at
Simply googling “Stephen Emmott Ten Billion” produces a wealth of material. If anyone has anything we may have overlooked, we’d be very grateful. (Quotes from paywalled reviews at the Times and Sunday Times would be handy, especially if they contain direct quotes from the text. Quoting individual passages is considered fair use).
On the subject of copyright, Tim Worstall was asking for help in finding the script of the Royal Court show last August at:
Vinny Burgoo, in a comment, said this:
I rang the box office. There wasn’t a playscript and they have no current plans to print one. They couldn’t work out how to do one because it was a presentation rather than a play. They also thought there might be copyright issues as the presentation included ‘Emmott’s research’.
Think about that.
Emmott is telling us that we must change our ways, because his research says so. These changes clearly involve severe limitations on democratic freedoms. But discussion will have to be limited because of “copyright issues”.
Whose copyright? Emmott’s? Cambridge University’s? Microsoft’s?