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Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Kathy Wilson Peacock; Foreword by Jeremy Carl
  • From the Series: Global Issues
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816072159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7215-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 06/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 333
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 400

Summary

There are more than 6 billion people living on Earth today, and the United Nations predicts that this number will surge to 9.1 billion by the year 2050. However, the natural resources necessary to sustain the world’s population—including freshwater, arable land, and fossil fuels—are dwindling. In order to achieve sustainable development, the stress exerted on the environment by the world’s population will have to be controlled through reduced rates of consumption.

What steps must be taken to reduce humanity's global footprint and keep within the boundary of the planet's carrying capacity? What are the strategies that governments can pursue to reduce population growth and energy consumption and to preserve and increase the supply of freshwater and energy resources? Natural Resources and Sustainable Development explores the impact that overconsumption has had on natural resources as well as possible alternative strategies in the United States, China, India, Germany, and Brazil.

Specifications

Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology. Graphs.

About the Author(s)

Kathy Wilson Peacock is a professional writer and editor. She has contributed articles to Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns, Gale's Literature Community Newsletter, Poetry for Students, Shakespeare for Students, and Contemporary Authors Online. Her articles have appeared in Publishers Weekly; Salon; and Brain, Child magazine.

Foreword author Jeremy Carl is a research fellow in the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University. Prior to Stanford, he worked at Environmental Defense, a major U.S. environmental organization, and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi, India, where he analyzed resource economics issues. His current research focuses on sustainable energy development, with a particular focus on China and India. He received his B.A. with distinction from Yale University, and an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Reviews and Awards

"Recommended."


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