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The Real Population Bomb: Megacities, Global Security & the Map of the Future

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Shocking in description and crammed with detail, this book is about where and how geopolitics plays out in the twenty-first century. Drawing on the authors’ three decades of international field work and seasoned policy analysis, The Real Population Bomb hits like a pile driver. Its essential truths can no longer be ignored: we have never been here before in human history. ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Potomac Books
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Howard Cincotta
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Following adapted from a review for americandiplomacy.org:

Quick – which of the following constitutes the gravest threat to security of the United States and the global community generally: A) China, B) terrorism, C) global warming, D) Lagos? For the authors of The Real Population Bomb, the answer isn’t even close: D.

From their perspective, the explosive growth of the world’s megacities – Cairo and Karachi, Lagos and Rio de Janeiro – “will pose the most significant security threat in the coming
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