Life on the Brink

SubtitleEnvironmentalists Confront Overpopulation
PublisherUniversity of Georgia Press
Release Date2012-12-01
Editor(s)Eileen Crist and Philip Cafaro
SummaryLife on the Brink aspires to reignite a robust discussion of population issues among environmentalists, environmental studies scholars, policymakers, and the general public. Some of the leading voices in the American environmental movement restate the case that population growth is a major force behind many of our most serious ecological problems, including global climate change, habitat loss and species extinctions, air and water pollution, and food and water scarcity. As we surpass seven billion world inhabitants, contributors argue that ending population growth worldwide and in the United States is a moral imperative that deserves renewed commitment.