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Population, Consumption, and the Environment

Religious and Secular Responses
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Population & demography, The Environment, Religious aspects, Moral and ethical aspects, Sociology, Comparative Religion, General, Environmental aspects, Population, Population p
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This book concentrates on the different ways in which the major world religions view the problems of overpopulation and excess resource consumption and how they approach possible solutions.

After examining the natural background and the human context, the book moves on to consider both religious and secular : $ A public-policy summary of the academic chapters presented at the Whistler Conference “Population, Consumption and the Environment” in which scholars from the world religions and the aboriginal traditions, as well as scientists, demographers, philosophers and economists from Canada, the U.S., Africa, Japan and India examined the double-sided problem of population pressure and excess consumption, and the resulting degradation of the by: 4.

Facing the Future: Population, Poverty, Consumption and the Environment [John Goekler, Liam Moriarty, Devin Hibbard, Ian Byington] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Facing the Future: Population, Poverty, Consumption and the Environment. Beyond the Numbers: A Reader on Population, Consumption and the Environment First Edition by Laurie Ann Mazur (Editor), Timothy Wirth (Foreword), J.

Boutwell (Contributor), & ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. Price: $   Other labels for the two sides have been antinatalists or ecofreaks for the Malthusians and pronatal-ists or technotwits for the anti-Malthusians.

Whatever the labels, since Malthus wrote, the human population has grown by a factor of six, and total human energy use by a factor of one hundred or : J. Boutwell. Beyond the Numbers presents a thought-provoking series of essays by leading authorities on issues of population and consumption. The essays both define the poles of debate and explore common ground beyond the polarized ic chapters consider each of the broad topics addressed at the International Conference on Population and Development held in Author: Laurie Ann Mazur.

Population, consumption, and the environment: religious and secular responses. [Harold G Coward;] -- "This book concentrates on the different ways in which the major world religions view the problems of overpopulation and excess resource consumption and how they approach possible solutions.

A public-policy summary of the academic chapters presented at the Whistler Conference “Population, Consumption and the Environment” in which scholars from the world religions and the aboriginal traditions, as well as scientists, demographers, philosophers and economists from Canada, the U.S., Africa, Japan and India examined the double-sided problem of population.

A Christian Response to the Population Apocalypse Catherine Keller 7. Islam, Population, and the Environment: A Textual and Juristic View Nawal H.

Ammar 8. Hinduism, Population, and the Environment Klaus K. Klostermaier 9. Buddhist Resources for Issues of Population, Consumption, and the Environment Rita M.

Gross Description. A public-policy summary of the academic chapters presented at the Whistler Conference “Population, Consumption and the Environment” in which scholars from the world religions and the aboriginal traditions, as well as scientists, demographers, philosophers and economists from Canada, the U.

S., Africa, Japan and India examined the double-sided problem of population. The sole social science journal focused on interdisciplinary research on social demographic aspects of environmental issues.

The journal publishes cutting-edge research that contributes new insights on the complex, reciprocal links between human populations and the natural environment in all regions and countries of the world.

Nevertheless, several indicators of consumption have grown at rates well above population growth in the past century: Global GDP is 20 times higher than it was inhaving grown at a rate of % per annum (14); CO 2 emissions have grown at Author: Alex de Sherbinin, David Carr, Susan Cassels, Leiwen Jiang.

The IPAT equation, first devised in the s, is a way of determining environmental degradation based on a multiple of factors. At its simplest, it describes how human impact on the environment (I) is a result of a multiplicative contribution of population (P), affluence (A) and technology (T).

consumption, etc. (Pew GSI, President’s Council on SD) • Current recognition that all forms of consumption entail some environmental costs human health, welfare, or other things people value.” - Stern, 6 • Recent focus on production‐consumption systems,File Size: 1MB. Over-population is not the main cause for the present environmental crisis.

Rather, as suggested in Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the issue, it is the overly luxurious and environmentally indifferent lifestyles of “first world” society. “The pace of consumption, waste and environmental change has so stretched the planet’s capacity that our contemporary lifestyle, Author: Zef Larson.

While both developed and developing countries have contributed to global environmental problems, developed countries with 85% percent of the gross world product and 23% of its population account for the largest part of mineral and fossil-fuel consumption.

It gave a huge jolt to the nascent environmental movement and fueled an anti-population-growth crusade that led to human rights abuses around the world.

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Born inEhrlich was raised in a leafy. "Beyond the Numbers" presents a thought-provoking series of essays by leading authorities on issues of population and consumption.

The es /5(1). Consumption ranks with population and technology as a major driver of environmental change and yet researchers and policymakers have paid it scant attention. When the topic is addressed, its conceptual foundations are either taken as self-evident or are conflated with production, overall economic activity, materialism, maldistribution Cited by: The formula for exponential population growth is N=N 0 e rt where N 0 is the starting population, e is a logarithmic constant (), r is the rate of growth (birth rate minus death rate), and t is time.

If you plot this equation, you see a curve arching upward over time as the population increases exponentially, assuming no change in the rate.

Charles C Mann is a science journalist, author and historian. His books andlooking at the Americas before and after Columbus, were widely new book, The Wizard and the. There are two main drivers of the human impact on the environment, namely population and consumption (de Sherbinin, Carr, Cassels, & Jiang, ).

The last century has seen an increase in the. A review of Population, Consumption, and the Environment: Religious and Secular Responses, edited by Harold Coward. Recommended Citation Berger, Antony () "Book Review: "Population, Consumption, and the Environment: Religious and Secular Responses"," Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies: Vol.

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Get this from a library. Beyond the numbers: a reader on population, consumption, and the environment. [Laurie Ann Mazur;] -- "In Septemberworld leaders will gather in Cairo, Egypt, for the third decennial United Nations conference on population. The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

In the s, the population was three billion people and after around 50 years, inthe population had exploded to over seven billion people. Based on this trend, the human population might. Population growth and consumption.

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PIP: The relationship between population growth, resource consumption, and environmental degradation is complex. The rise in "greenhouse gases" that will cause climatic change is clearly due to human activity, and pollutants are often concentrated in densely populated by: 1.

Although consumption is the most important factor for economic growth, it can affect the environment in many different ways (Abeliotis et al., ;Hansen and. Izaak Walton League of America.

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Balancing Act: Population, Consumption and the Global Environment. Izaak Walton League of America, Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#) $. It’s not overpopulation that causes climate change, it’s overconsumption.

Fred Pearce: Africa’s population growth is often linked to ecological risk – yet the real danger lies in the west.Four decades after his controversial book, The Population Bomb, scientist Paul Ehrlich still believes that overpopulation — now along with overconsumption — is the central environmental crisis facing the world.

And, he insists, technological fixes will not save the day. Over some 60 million years, Homo sapiens has evolved into the dominant.The Population Of The Planet Is Reaching Unsustainable Words | 6 Pages. straining the already scarce resources.

Overpopulation is the exasperating force behind global warming, environmental pollution, habitat loss, intensive farming practices, and the consumption of finite natural resources, such as fresh water, arable land and fossil fuels, at speeds faster than their .