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Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0716700296 ISBN-10: 0716700298 Edition: 3rd

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  • Paperback: 1051 pages
  • Publisher: W.H. Freeman & Co.; 3rd edition (July 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716700298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716700296
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #881,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Read this book to become aware but don't fall for the lies.
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Some of the proposed measures in the book have already been implemented.
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I don't think it could reasonably be given more than two stars.
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112 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Elijah Switch on January 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens.

The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both?

These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States' Science Czar. In this book Holdren co-authored in 1977, the man now firmly in control of science policy in this country wrote that:

* Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;

* The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation's drinking water or in food;

* Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise;

* People who "contribute to social deterioration" (i.e. undesirables) "can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility" -- in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized.

* A transnational "Planetary Regime" should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of Americans' lives -- using an armed international police force.

Impossible, you say? That must be an exaggeration or a hoax. No one in their right mind would say such things. [...]
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68 of 98 people found the following review helpful By s. wright on December 8, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is from a World Net Daily article written by Jerome S. Corsi,

Holdren co-authored with Malthusian population alarmist Paul R. Ehrlich and Ehrlich's wife, Anne. The authors argued involuntary birth-control measures, including forced sterilization,
may be necessary and morally acceptable under extreme conditions, such as widespread famine brought about by "climate change."

On page 786, the authors wrote that one way to discourage illegitimate childbearing "might be to insist that all illegitimate babies be put up for adoption - especially those born to minors who generally are not capable of caring properly for a child alone."

Alternatively, the authors suggested unwed mothers might place their babies up for adoption, writing: "If a single mother really wished to keep her baby, she might be obliged to go through adoption proceedings and demonstrate her ability to support and care for it."

While observing that government-imposed coercive measures should be considered "only if milder measures fail completely," the authors acknowledged extreme ecological situations could justify governmental intervention with coercive population control measures.

"It would even be possible to require pregnant single women to marry or have abortions, perhaps as an alternative to placement for adoption, depending on the society," they write.

The authors' wish to control births to unwed and teenage mothers appears to derive from their concern that overpopulation leads to "general social deterioration.
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17 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Dalton C. Rocha on December 2, 2011
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Here in Brazil, I tried to read online this trash-book. This book support not just abortion, but its imposition to women with undesirable characters; mainly poverty. Beyond doubt this is a Eugenics' book, book but Eugenics has new names in this book: malthusianism and ecology. In this trash-book, "Inferior race" is called "over population" and Eugenics is called malthusianism and ecology.
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13 of 20 people found the following review helpful By John on January 2, 2013
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I have been deeply concerned about so-called 'environmentalism' for some time now, about what I could sense was an 'anti human' mindset that seemed to occupy so many of these people.

I watched some YouTube video's where this work is discussed by Webster Tarpley and thought that I would obtain this book myself and read it.

My copy of this book arrived a few weeks ago and I spent several weekends reading every word, chapter and recommendation.

I must admit, this is one of the most deeply disturbing, horrifying texts I have ever read.

Simply put, this book describes a future vision for the world that now exists within China; a world of forced sterilisations, forced abortions, eugenics, incredibly powerful central governments, carbon taxes, poisoned food and water supplies pumped full of highly toxic sterilisation agents...the list goes on and on. The book reads like some crazed Nazi fantasy, what is even more horrifying is that it was written and openly published in academia by people such as Holden whom now hold such highly esteemed positions in government and academia.

The environmental movement has morphed into a hard-core Malthusian Eugenics movement that sees humanity as the ultimate enemy of the planet, something to be managed and - where necessary - culled.

If you have ever wanted to know the deepest thoughts of the environmental movement, then this book lays them all bare for you to read.

This book is your wake up call.
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