A Critically Overpopulated Planet

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
  • Igor E. Reyf


Transforming the landscape as a launchpad for demographic growth—From the Neolithic Revolution to the Industrial Revolution—Passionaries, conflict and demographic change—Demographic stabilization in developed countries, demographic explosion in developing countries—Do we follow the r-strategy or K-strategy of population—Energy’s “magic wand” for extreme population growth—Is there enough time to complete the demographic transition?


Neolithic revolution Population growth Demographic explosion Demographic transition Population strategies K-population strategy r-population strategy Demographic behavior Terrorism Green revolution Food crisis Freshwater shortage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
    • 1
  • Igor E. Reyf
    • 2
  1. 1.Correspondent Member of Russian Academy of SciencesDirector of the Water Problems Institute of RASMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Freelance Journalist/WriterFrankfurt am MainGermany

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