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List of Figures and Tables.
Introduction: The Creation of Global Issues.
Part 1: Wealth and Poverty:.
The Millennium Development Goals.
Development Assistance and Foreign Aid.
The Market Approach.
The State Approach.
The Civil Society Approach.
Geography and Wealth, Geography and Poverty.
Part II: Population:.
The Changing Population of the World.
Causes of the Population Explosion.
How Population Growth Affects Development.
How Development Affects Population Growth.
Governmental Population Policies.
Part III: Food:.
World Food Production.
How Many are Hungry?.
Causes of World Hunger.
How Food Affects Development.
How Development Affects Food.
The Green Revolution.
Governmental Food Policies.
Future Food Supplies.
Part IV: Energy:.
The Energy Crisis.
Responses by Governments to the Energy Crisis.
The Effect of the Energy Crisis on the Development Plans of Less Developed Nations.
The Relationship between Energy Use and Development.
The Energy Transition.
Part V: The Environment:.
The Workplace and the Home.
The Use of Natural Resources.
The Extinction of Species.
The Extinction of Cultures.
Part VI: Technology:.
Benefits of Technology.
Short-Term versus Long-Term Benefits -- the Tragedy of the Commons.
Unanticipated Consequences of the Use of Technology.
Inappropriate Uses of Technology.
Limits to the “Technological Fix”.
The Threat of Nuclear Weapons: A Case Study.
Part VII: Alternative Futures:.
Appendix 1: Studying and Teaching Global Issues.
Appendix 2: Relevant Videos.
Appendix 3: Study and Discussion Questions for Students and Teachers.
Appendix 4: Relevant Internet Websites.