Tag Archives: Stephen Emmott

Dorling’s Happy Medium

Publication of Emmott’s book “Ten Billion” has been brought forward from September to mid July, possibly in response to this neat spoiler – a book by Danny Dorling entitled “Population Ten Billion”. He has an article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jun/14/global-population-10-billion-worry There’s a … Continue reading

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Emmott’s Wildly Wonky Chocolate Factoid Factory

(Guest Post by Alex Cull) Amongst all the alarming factoids relating to water that appear in Prof. Steve Emmott’s play “Ten Billion” (and possibly also in his forthcoming book), few can have been more alarming than the one about chocolate, … Continue reading

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Emmott’s Big Wet Mac (Alex Cull)

[This is a guest post by Alex Cull] In his play “Ten Billion”, Stephen Emmott makes several references to the amount of water required for food production, stating that: 1) 3000 litres of water are needed to make one beefburger. … Continue reading

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Emmott’s Ten Billion: the film of the book of the play of the computer model of the end of the world

Suhrkamp/Insel, Germany’s largest paperback publishers, are bringing out Stephen Emmott’s “Zehn Milliarden” on September 9th at about 15 euros. http://www.suhrkamp.de/buecher/zehn_milliarden-stephen_emmott_42385.html Here’s an extract from the blurb (my translation): “For the production of a burger It takes 3000 litres of water … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Steves

Stephan Lewandowsky, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, formerly of the University of Western Australia, now of Bristol University, England, recently published a paper establishing a causal link between climate denial and belief that the Apollo moon landing was a hoax. This … Continue reading

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Stephen Emmott: “Ten Billion” – a Review

[Update July 8th 2013 This article is featured on the first page of Google hits for “Stephen Emmott” + “Ten Billion”. If you’ve come here for information on the book published in Britain today, please go to https://geoffchambers.wordpress.com/category/stephen-emmott/ and explore … Continue reading

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Cuckoo in the NESTA

I mentioned NESTA and the talk by Stephen Emmott at https://geoffchambers.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/delingpole-emmott-and-the-invasion-of-the-defra-funded-swamp-creatures/ and started transcribing it at https://geoffchambers.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/stephen-emmott-at-nesta/ but gave up because of the poor quality of the recording. It’s now available as a good quality video at http://www.nesta.org.uk/events/previous_events/assets/events/nature_and_necessity_of_a_scientific_revolution I’ve transcribed … Continue reading

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Art, Population and Climate Change

Trawling the web looking for references to Stephen Emmott’s play “Ten Billion”, I came upon this: http://creativetimereports.org/2013/02/01/5-billion-more/ in which New York artist Laurie Anderson interviews Barbara Crossette, who is the author of the UNFPA reports on population for 2010 and … Continue reading

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Extinction: (guest post by Alex Cull)

In “Ten Billion” Stephen Emmott refers at least once to a dramatic increase in the pace at which species are becoming extinct, mentioning “a rate one thousand times faster than the normal evolutionary rate as we consume the planet’s resources” … Continue reading

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Ehrlich’s Endarkenment, Emmott’s Ten Billion, and the War in Mali

[I can’t get the graph to work. Follow the link for a similar one] Professor Ehrlich and Professor Emmott are quite right. World population is likely to increase from its current 7 billion to about 9.5 billion in 2050 and … Continue reading

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