Subtitle Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation
Publisher University of Georgia Press
EAN/ISBN 978-0820343853
Release Date 2012-12-01
Editor(s) Eileen Crist and Philip Cafaro
Summary Life on the Brink aspires to reignite a robust discussion of population issues among environmentalists, environmental studies scholars, policymakers, and the general public. Some of the leading voices in the American environmental movement restate the case that population growth is a major force behind many of our most serious ecological problems, including global climate change, habitat loss and species extinctions, air and water pollution, and food and water scarcity. As we surpass seven billion world inhabitants, contributors argue that ending population growth worldwide and in the United States is a moral imperative that deserves renewed commitment.