Juggernaut: Growth on a Finite Planet

Lindsey Grant examines the human condition as population and consumption levels approach the edges of the Earth’s ability to support them. The book is a unique synopsis of the interactions among population, food production, the energy transition, air pollution and climate change, technology, trade policies, productivity and unemployment. It describes the different ways that the current population explosion plays out in the poorest countries, the “emerging” countries, and the old industrial nations– and shows how they will shape each other’s future. It relates that growth to U.S. policies on foreign affairs, agriculture, trade, immigration, unemployment, population and health care, and proposes some specific changes in thinking and policies.

Fascinating…no one has described so compelling the social, political and economic implications of population growth.

Gaylord Nelson
Former U.S. Senator, Earth Day Founder

The best and most clearly written discussion yet about what the author correctly suggests may be the most important task on Earth.

Congressman Anthony C. Beilenson
Co-chair of the Congressional Coalition on Population and Development

This book dares to go beyond the conventional wisdom. It comes to grips with the need for solutions that are both adequate and humane. In doing that, and in doing that so well, this book meets a dire need in the population policy arena.

Donald Mann
President and Founder,
Negative Population Growth, Inc.

Click here to download a pdf of Juggernaut: Growth on a Finite Planet.

Lindsey Grant

Lindsey Grant is a retired Foreign Service Officer; he was a China specialist and served as Director of the Office of Asian Communist Affairs, National Security Council staff member, and Department of State policy Planning staff member. As Deputy Secretary of State for Environmental and Population Affairs, he was Department of State coordinator for the Global 2000 Report to the President, Chairman of the interagency committee on Int'l Environmental Committee and US member of the UN ECE Committee of Experts on the Environment. His books include: Too Many People, Juggernaut, The Horseman and the Bureaucrat, Elephants in Volkswagen, How Many Americans?

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