FREE BOOKS ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
The greatest problems facing our survival in our world are ecological. The most critical problem is overpopulation. More people on the planet not only emit more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere but they also send other wastes into our atmosphere, our oceans and waterways and our landfills.
Every intelligent person now realizes that to deny climate change is a position of ignorance. The thousand temperature gauges around the world clearly show a rise in temperature for more than 100 years. The melting glaciers of the world, particularly those in the arctic have raised the oceans over the last century. The strong hurricanes and tsunamis that have hit the world from Thailand to New York are the result of more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, including water vapor which is a very powerful greenhouse gas. The more that carbon dioxide warms the air, the more water vapor the air can hold. This makes tropical storms able to dump more rain and whip up more winds. This becomes more dangerous to coastal cities because the ocean has risen over the last century. For example the Atlantic seaboard ocean has risen a foot in the last hundred years. This creates far more danger of flooding in the coastal areas. Some islands have had to be evacuated permanently because the ocean has risen so high.
With over half of the world’s population now living in cities, we have built our factories and homes on land which was once arable. A relatively small portion of the Earth’s land is arable because it is steep mountains, arid deserts and frozen tundra or glacier covered land.
One of our major problems is the lack of freshwater. With more people on the planet, with groundwater sinking because of the centuries of pumping up the water to irrigate the fields, with glaciers melting faster than they have in the past we have more flooding in the summer but less water in the winter. This has been particularly true in the rivers that receive their water from the melting glaciers of the Himalayas. These include major rivers in China, India and Southeast Asia.
There are many more problems associated with our massive population of over 7 billion people. Estimates by experts indicate that if the people of the world are to live at the level of the United States and Europe, the maximum population of the world can be only about 1 1/2 billion people.
People have been led to believe that climate change is our major problem and that science will discover methods for producing massive amounts of nonpolluting electricity. But this is only one of the problems that we face. We are using nonrenewable natural resources while we pollute our atmosphere with gases and garbage. A severe reduction in population is the only solution but no one wants to be told that they cannot have as many children as they would like. In our representative democracies, politicians will not be elected if they attempt to limit the size of people’s families or even limit children to people who are not financially or emotionally capable of being effective parents.
Total Health Publications offers a series of free e-books that discuss the problems of overpopulation and other related societal problems. They can be accessed at: http://www.andgulliverreturns.info
The books are designed to look a bit into the future to see what might be done to reduce overpopulation and to solve other problems. The odd-numbered books look at some problems and solutions in a science fiction mode. Each book alludes to a situation that is then deeply examined in the following book. All of the books are documented, even those that are in a science fiction mode.
The remaining four books in the series will deal with: an equalitarian society where social welfare is generous (Book 11), a look at the effects on children of their heredity and their environment– including a look at eugenics (Book 12), a visit to a country in which the several religions gets along well (Book 13), and a look at Western Scriptures to see where they are in agreement and in disagreement with present-day values– and how a misinterpretation of these Scriptures is often common (Book 14). These books will be finished within the next four years.
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Book 1 (And Now to Save the World from Overpopulation)Read More
Book 2 (Are We Digging Our Ecological Crypt?)Read More
Book 3 (An Asian Utopia–Kino)Read More
Book 4 (On Human Values)Read More
Book 5 (Our Visit to Singaling)Read More
Book 6 (Our Psychological Motivations)Read More
Book 7 (Our Visit to Indus)Read More
Book 8 (POLITICS – The Science of the Possible)Read More
Book 9 (THE UNITED COLONIES)Read More
Book 10 (JUSTICE – LIBERTY or EQUALITYRead More