ERIC Number: ED241408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
State of the World, 1984: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress toward a Sustainable Society. First Edition.
Brown, Lester R.; And Others
The first of a series of annual reports for policy makers, this publication focuses on evaluating changes in the interplay between the world's changing resource base and the economic system. Following an overview, content is divided into 10 additional chapters covering population stabilization, the world's dependence on oil, soil conservation, forest protection, materials recycling, the economics of nuclear power, the development of renewable energy, the future of the automobile, the world food supply, and economic policy formulation. Each chapter is edited by a specialist in the field and contains several articles by different authors. Examples of subtopics considered within each chapter are: zero population growth and national fertility declines (population stabilization); petroleum substitutes and government regulations (oil dependence); acid rain and deforestation (forest conservation); waste paper, aluminum, iron, and steel (recycling efforts); wind, solar, and geothermal energy (renewable energy); and national priorities and "guns or butter" (economic policy formulation). A list of tables and figures, footnotes, and an index are included. (LP)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Depleted Resources, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economics, Evaluation, Food, Forestry, Fuel Consumption, Fuels, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, International Cooperation, International Relations, Natural Resources, Policy Formation, Recycling, Resource Allocation, Resources, Soil Conservation, Wastes, World Affairs, World Problems
W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., 500 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10110 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.