Our Once and Future Fate

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Science  13 Aug 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5686, pp. 947
DOI: 10.1126/science.1100976

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One with Nineveh Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future. by Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich. Island Press, Washington, DC, 2004. 459 pp. $27. ISBN 1-55963-879-6.

Paying particular attention to three crucial factors--increasing human population, rising consumption, and accelerating political and economic inequity--that threaten Earth's ability to sustain us, the authors explore some avenues that hold hopes for reversing current trends.