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ERIC Number: ED206537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Year 2000--A Global Report.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
By 2000 A.D. there is a great potential for progressive impoverishment of world resources and degradation of the global environment. This adaptation of the report "Global Future: Time to Act", summarizes a reconnaisance of the future as it might be if no preventative measures are taken. As the world becomes more crowded, polluted, vulnerable to military and economic disruption, and less ecologically stable, the world's renewable resources are threatened as well. All countries must work together to retain the productivity of earth systems (air, water, forest and land), and in the face of growing population pressures and short term economic expediency. American and other nations should take actions to counteract problems which are now multiplying and accelerating in pace and scale. In order to protect its own domestic and international interest, conserve its complex resource base, and strengthen world political stability, the United States should employ it's wealth and technical know-how. It should commit itself to the goals of aiding Third World economic development, focussing on the excision of extreme poverty and sustainable economic development. Further, the American government must be modified to be more effective and flexible in anticipating, evaluating, and coordinating responses to these critical situations. The appendix includes the report's list of world problems and its recommendations for their solution. (AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available from EDRS in paper copy due to fading ink throughout original document. Some pages may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in microfiche. For a related document, see SO 013 331.