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This book brings together in a single volume a grand overview of solutions - political, economic, and scientific - to social and environmental problems that are related to the growth of human populations in areas that can least cope with them now. Through progressive adaptation to social and environmental changes projected for the future, including population growth, global warming/climate change, water deficits, and increasing competition for other natural resources, the world may be able to achieve a fair degree of sustainability for some time into the future. …mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book brings together in a single volume a grand overview of solutions - political, economic, and scientific - to social and environmental problems that are related to the growth of human populations in areas that can least cope with them now. Through progressive adaptation to social and environmental changes projected for the future, including population growth, global warming/climate change, water deficits, and increasing competition for other natural resources, the world may be able to achieve a fair degree of sustainability for some time into the future.
Autorenporträt
Frederic R. Siegel is Professor Emeritus at The George Washington University. His books Applied Geochemistry (1974), Geoquimica Aplicada (1991), Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards in Development Planning (1996), Environmental Geochemistry of Potentially Toxic Metals ((2001/2002), and Demands of Expanding Populations and Development Planning (2008) reflect Dr. Siegel's cumulative teaching and research experience in marine, exploration, and environmental geochemistry, and his work to alleviate or eliminate environmental problems related to physical, social, chemical, and economic conditions associated with planned development projects.
Inhaltsangabe
Population Assessments 2012-2050: Growth, Stability, Contraction.- Options To Increase Freshwater Supplies And Accessibility.- Strategies To Increase Food Supplies For Rapidly Growing Populations: Crops, Livestock, Fisheries.- Shelter: Proactive Planning To Protect Citizens From Natural Hazards.- Development Planning: A Process To Protect People, Ecosystems, And Project Productivity And Longevity.- Exertion Of Political Influence By Commodity-Base Economic Pressure: Control Of Energy Sources And Mineral Resources.- Global Perils That Reduce Earth's Capability To Sustain And Safeguard Growing Populations: Tactics To Mitigate Or Suppress Them.- Stressors On People And Ecosystems: Alleviation Tactics.- Progressive Adaptation: The Key To Sustaining A Growing Global Population.- Index.