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[From Amazon’s description]
Too Many People? provides a clear, well-documented, and popularly written refutation of the idea that “overpopulation” is a major cause of environmental destruction, arguing that a focus on human numbers not only misunderstands the causes of the crisis, it dangerously weakens the movement for real solutions.
No other book challenges modern overpopulation theory so clearly and comprehensively, providing invaluable insights for the layperson and environmental scholars alike.
About the authors
Ian Angus is editor of Climate and Capitalism, an online journal focusing on capitalism, climate change, and the ecosocialist alternative. His previous books includeCanadian Bolsheviks, and The Global Fight for Climate Justice.
Simon Butler, a climate justice activist based in Sydney, Australia, is co-editor of Green Left Weekly, the country’s leading source of anti-capitalist news, analysis, discussion and debate.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword by Betsy Hartmann
Foreword by Joel Kovel
Are People the Problem?
Varieties of Populationism Today
The Failures of Populationism
Dissecting Those “Overpopulation” Numbers
Is the World Full?
The Bomb That Didn’t Explode
Too Many Mouths to Feed?
Control and Coercion
The Populationist War against the Poor
Control Without Coercion?
Greens versus Immigrants?
Allies, Not Enemies
Production, Consumption, Revolution
Too Many Consumers?
The Myth of Consumer Sovereignty
The Military-Corporate Pollution Complex
A System of Growth and Waste
Populationism or Ecological Revolution?
The Malthus Myth
Donella Meadows on IPAT
Eugene V. Debs on Immigration
Climate Justice and Migration
Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: October 11, 2011