7 Jul Ecoscience Population, Resources, Environment By Paul R. Ehrlich, John P. Holdren And Anne H. Ehrlich (). Ecoscience, the successor to ‘Population, Resources, and Environment,’ is a survey of environmental science. The Ehrlichs have teamed up with John Holdren. Below you will find photographs, scans, and transcriptions of pages in the book Ecoscience, co-authored in by John Holdren and his close colleagues Paul .

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The law regulates other highly personal matters. In today’s world, however, the number of children in a family is a matter of profound public concern.


Chair, Council on Environmental Quality. There are no discussion topics on this book hokdren. Marcus Mayo marked it as to-read Aug 25, Chief of Staff to the First Ecoscience john p holdren. Indeed, many DC societies now seem to be evolving in this direction as women’s liberation gains momentum.

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If some individuals contribute to general social deterioration by overproducing childrenand if the need is compelling, they can be required by law ecoscienec exercise reproductive responsibility —just as they can be required to exercise responsibility in their resource-consumption patterns— providing they are not denied equal protection. As those alternatives become clearer to an increasing number of people in the s, they may begin demanding such control.

Daryl Owen rated it did not like it Aug 06, Ecoscience, the successor to ‘Population, Resources, ecosciencd Environment,’ is a survey of environmental science. Social pressures on both men and women to marry and have children must be removed.

Ehrlich, and John P. Most of the population control measures beyond family planning discussed above have never been tried. This is another case ecoscience john p holdren the “tragedy of the commons,” wherein ecoscience john p holdren “commons” is the planet Earth. For example, under the United States Constitution, effective population-control programs could be enacted under the clauses that empower Congress to appropriate funds to provide for the general welfare and to regulate ecoscience john p holdren, or under the equal-protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.


Of the chapter I read, it reminded me of every dystopic novel I’m familiar with. It offers an expanded treatment of raw materials; a major section is devoted to energy problems; coverage is given to geophysical and climatological aspects of the environment; and a provocative discussion of the possibilities of social, political, and economic change is also included. Ehrlichand Holdren co-authored the textbook Ecoscience: Paul Ehrlich wrote the chapters on population – birth control and abortions etc.

No such sterilant exists today, nor does one appear to be under development. Chair, Council of Economic Advisors. Natalie added it Aug 01, ecoscience john p holdren Archived from the original on June 9, Nor does the UN Charter describe such a right, although a resolution of the United Nations affirms the “right responsibly to choose” the number and spacing of children our emphasis.

The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international tradeperhaps including assistance from DCs to LDCs, and including all ecoscience john p holdren on the international market. No capsule that would last that ecoscience john p holdren 30 years or more has yet been developed, but it is technically within the realm of possibility.

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Paperbackpages. Infomillie added it Mar 20, But it seems probable that, as long as most ecoscience john p holdren fail to comprehend the magnitude of the danger, that step will be impossible. Want to Read saving….

I’m guessing the book is out of date now, but check out some more recent books and other publications by the authors for an update! Another suggestion was forced adoptions for families with more than 2 children with the possibility of the mother getting the child back after filling out adoption papers and whatnot.

Ecoscience john p holdren a Law of the Sea be successfully established, it could serve as a model for a future Law of the Atmosphere to regulate the use of airspace, to monitor climate change, and to control atmospheric pollution. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Interestingly, Holdren was addressed by the Senate on the controversial ideas in the book and he officially distanced himself from ecoscience john p holdren idea that the government should have a role in population control.


Rex Mundi rated it it was ok Apr 17, But the right is not unlimited. To date, there has been no serious attempt in Western countries to use laws to control excessive population growth, ecoscience john p holdren there exists ample authority under which population growth could be regulated.

Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment by Paul R. Ehrlich

Chair, Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Another related issue that seems to encourage a pronatalist attitude in many people is the question of the differential reproduction of social or ethnic groups. Retrieved February 18, Ivan M Johnstone – – February 15, Subject: Ecoscience john p holdren for telling us about the problem. Ehrlich argued, “if the population control measures are not initiated immediately, and effectively, all the technology man can bring to bear will not fend ecoscience john p holdren the misery to come.

Despite all this, it is of some comfort that not only did my copy not have mention of his name although Goodreads and Amazon both credit ecoscience john p holdrenbut also that he made it official that he doesn’t support some of the ideas. This title features a comprehensive introduction to basic ecological principles. White House Staff Secretary.

Also, may it be noted that I did not finish the book and that I only read some of one chapter before I decided that I didn’t want to read anymore. White House Communications Director.