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What will Earth's population be in 2050? When will oil, coal, and other fossil fuels run out? How can we improve everyone's health? The Environment Challenge series answers these and many other thought-provoking questions. It explains the pressure that population growth and unsustainable development are putting on the planet's resources and the environment. There is a particular emphasis on challenging readers to think "What would you do?," case studies and ideas for further research, and advice on how to think critically about these complex subjects.
This book looks in depth at the concept of sustainability and biodiversity, resources like timber and fisheries, and the impact of global economic growth.
About the Author
Dr Jen Green worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer who has written over 200 books for children, on geography, the environment, history, natural history, and other subjects. Her Heinemann-Raintree title on Sustaining Our Natural Resources was selected in 2011 for the Junior Library Guild's SLJ Curriculum Levels program.
Table of Contents
Natural Resources and Sustainability 4
Nonliving Resources 10
Environmental Resources 14
Living World 20
Population and Resources 28
Sustainable Living 34
Facts and Figures 42
Find Out More 46