Population Growth And Environmental Issues

Overview

Scholars, political leaders, and experts in international development issues offer their responses to the need for up-to-date information about the linkages between population growth and three significant environmental issues: global warming, land use, and natural resource management. Collectively, the chapters in this volume look at the demographic facts and their interpretations, and beyond these facts to theories about consumption, technological development, and collective behavior. Of particular concern ...

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Overview

Scholars, political leaders, and experts in international development issues offer their responses to the need for up-to-date information about the linkages between population growth and three significant environmental issues: global warming, land use, and natural resource management. Collectively, the chapters in this volume look at the demographic facts and their interpretations, and beyond these facts to theories about consumption, technological development, and collective behavior. Of particular concern throughout are the issues of poverty and the implications for the health and welfare of the poor people whose very lives are at stake in the global discussion about population growth and environment.

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Thirteen essays respond to the need for up-to-date information about the linkages between population growth and three significant environmental issues: global warming, land use, and air/water resource management. The authors look at the demographic facts and their interpretations, and beyond them to consumption and human behavior, as well as the technologies. Their focus is on the issue of poverty and the effects on the health and welfare of the poor people whose livelihood is at stake in these issues. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275953713
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/25/1996
  • Series: Environmental Literacy Series
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

SHRIDATH RAMPHAL is Co-chairman of the United Nations Commission on Global Governance.

STEVEN W. SINDING is Director of Population Sciences at the Rockefeller Foundation.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Series Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Abbreviations and Acronyms
1 Global Energy and Electricity Futures 3
2 Climate Change Projections 13
3 The Developing Countries: The China Example 23
4 Potential Impacts of Climate Change on World Food Supply: A Summary of a Recent International Study 31
5 Future Global Population Growth 53
6 Population Growth and Land-Use Changes in the Philippines 63
7 Population, Aquaculture, and Environmental Destruction: The Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras 73
8 Population and Land-Use Changes in the Brazilian Amazon 95
9 Who Is Changing the Land? Lifestyles, Population, and Global Land-Use Change 109
10 International Migration and Environmental Refugees 127
11 Understanding the Relationship Between Human Population, Wildlife, and the Environment 133
12 Air/Water Pollution Issues in the Mega-Cities 149
13 Linkage Between Population Growth and Air/Water Pollution in China 165
Conclusions 173
References 175
Index 191
About the Editors and Contributors 195
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