The human population has never been more vulnerable to pandemic influenza than today. In his third book on the coming pandemic, Dr. Woodson explains why our species will soon suffer a horrendous blow. The virus itself will kill only a fraction of those who die as a result of pandemic. It is the secondary effects it will have on the global economy causing widespread famine and civil disorder that will wield the scythe of death with the greatest skill. These secondary effects have the power to force humankind into a deep and prolonged global economic and political dark age. In 1900, human population growth entered an exponential phase, tripling in just a century and pushing us beyond a sustainable human level on this planet. Nature uses many tools to control the population size, diversity, and health of life on Earth, with the principal ones being predation, famine, and disease. Hubris, greed, and denial have conspired to delude us into thinking we are no longer subject to these forces by virtue of our technological prowess. Ready or not the stage is set for Mother Nature to visit us once again in Her guise as the Grime Reaper—and very soon.
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Book Description BookSurge Publishing, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111419674781