ERIC Number: ED212523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Global 2000 Report to the President: Entering the Twenty-First Century. Volume Two--The Technical Report.
Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, DC.; Department of State, Washington, DC.
This second volume of the Global 2000 study presents a technical report of detailed projections and analyses. It is a U.S. government effort to present a long-term global perspective on population, resources, and environment. The volume has four parts. Approximately half of the report, part one, deals with projections for the future in the areas of population, gross national product, climate, technology, food, fisheries, forestry, water, energy, fuel minerals, nonfuel minerals, and environment. Part two analyzes these same projection areas of the government's model in relatively nontechnical terms. The third part examines five global models--Worlds 2 and 3, Mesarovic-Pestel World Model, Model of International Relations in Agriculture (MOIRA), the Latin American World Model, and the United Nation's World Model. Finally, in the fourth part the structure and results of these same global models are compared with the government's global model. Although the report presents no policy recommendations, the chapters presenting the projections unavoidingly imply ways in which the future might be improved. Results of a review of previous work that had similar goals, excerpts from criticism of the projections, embassy reports on forestry and agricultural trends, and metric conversion facts are presented in four appendices. An index is included. (NE)
Descriptors: Climate, Comparative Analysis, Energy, Environment, Fisheries, Food, Forestry, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Models, Natural Resources, Population Growth, Prediction, Public Policy, Technology, Trend Analysis, Water Resources, World Problems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock Number 041-011-00038-6, $13.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, DC.; Department of State, Washington, DC.