From the inside cover:
Each day we share the earth and its resources with a quarter million more people than the day before. Our population is increasing by three people per second, with a growth rate of more than 80 million each year. Today's grand total is about 6.5 billion and is expected to reach between 8 and 11 billion by 2050. In Growing Pains, author Valorie Allen addresses this stunning population growth and its negative impact on the environment.
Presenting sound facts and data, Allen discusses the breadth of the dilemma, its contributing factors, and why we should be concerned. Growing Pains demystifies the causes and consequences of the population growth and proposes simple and practical solutions.
Our life-support system cannot keep up with the fast-growing human population, and this causes tremendous growing pains. The only way to ease the pain is to stop growing. Growing Pains is a passionate appeal to stop the insanity of overpopulation and change the destiny for the sake of future generations.
Growing Pains: A Planet in Distress
Valorie M. Allen