Man Versus Mother Earth presents a graphic and compelling exposé of the impact man is having upon the earth, and collaterally upon himself. Man no longer lives in sustainable consonance with the natural biophysical world, but is in direct competition with its essential systems and resources. There is now a massive plague of humans, with a trebling of the global population in the last century, enabled primarily by man's discovery and exhumation of the energy giant, fossil carbon. If Man can pull himself out of this predicament he will have accomplished a truly superhuman feat.
John Aldrick was born in Orange, New South Wales. He graduated from Melbourne University with a degree in Agricultural Science, followed by a post-graduate Diploma of Education. After teaching in secondary schools, he worked for State and Territory government departments across Australia and in the CSIRO, and gained a master's degree in Tropical Geomorphology at the University of New England.
His career then took a quantum shift to international consulting, operating freelance with international companies around the under-developed world as a natural resources specialist, including assessment and mapping of natural resource systems, landscape dynamics, use of land for best productivity and least environmental deterioration, and land use planning. This graduated to large scale training programs for staff in these countries. He has written more than 40 technical publications and reports from a dozen different countries as well as Australia.