The Crowded Greenhouse
Population, Climate Change, and Creating a Sustainable World
John Firor and Judith E. Jacobson
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Firor, J. and J.E. Jacobson, 2002: The Crowded Greenhouse: Population, Climate Change, and Creating a Sustainable World. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 256 pp.
This book focuses on two critical global issues--rapid population growth and a human-induced climate change. John Firor and Judith Jacobsen summarize the current status of these two issues, show how they are related to one another, and prescribe steps that governments, economies, societies, and individuals can adopt to stabilize both population and climate.
Firor and Jacobsen argue that two revolutions are necessary to achieve
a stable population and freedom from human-induced climate change: a social
revolution that improves equity, particularly the status of women, and
a technical revolution that yields vastly greater efficiency in energy
and materials use than we have today. They offer a vision that incorporates
these changes, and they urge professionals and activists to work to achieve
them, even in the face of great odds.
About the Authors
John Firor is a senior scientist and director emeritus at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Judith E. Jacobsen is a writer, lecturer, and consultant on world population issues.