These essays address one of the most pressing and significant issues that humanity has confronted to date - the lack of life-sustaining resources. Michael N. Dobkowski and Isidor Wallimann establish a disturbing but realistic scenario of the disastrous future that awaits humankind as surplus populations collide with dwindling resources. Authors consider a number of cause-and-effect situations on industrialization, biophysical limits, exponential population growth, and genocide, to name a few. This volume is a critical contribution to the field and will serve as an ideal introduction to courses in the environment, population, resources, genocide, and social conflict.
MICHAEL N. DOBKOWSKI is professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. ISIDOR WALLIMANN is lecturer in sociology at the School of Social Work in Basel and the Institute of Sociology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. They coauthored The Coming Age of Scarcity: Preventing Mass Death and Genocide in the Twentieth Century, also published by Syracuse University Press.