ERIC Number: ED093618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Futures and Environmental Quality. Working Papers.
Gerba, John; Boulay, Paul
This publication resulted from the perceived need for policy makers concerned with the quality of the environment to have information beyond that limited to rhetoric and crisis oriented material. A forum in which the ramifications of long-term viewpoints could be discussed and a mechanism for continuing dialogue between policy makers and ecologists, land use planners, economists, systems analysts, and human behaviorists of all persuasions were needed. Therefore the Environmental Studies Division, Washington Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development invited a number of experts to present their views on alternative futures, the environment, and the quality of life. Each speaker was asked to prepare comments in one of three research themes: The Nature of the Environmental Crisis, Zero Population Growth and the Environment, and Implications of Alternative Growth Policies on Environmental Quality. This book, which resulted from the papers and discussions at the forum, is divided into two parts. Part 1, Challenges of Alternative Futures, reviews the environmental and population issues, presents a recent systems method of analyzing the problems of growth and summarizes the international implications of growth policy. Part 2, Coping with Alternative Futures, presents human behavioral factors and their influence on growth policy. Classical and modern concepts of economics and implications for growth policy conclude the work. (Editors/PEB)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economics, Environment, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Futures (of Society), Natural Resources, Population Growth
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.85)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.