ERIC Number: ED284738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
State of the World: 1987. A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress toward a Sustainable Society.
Brown, Lester R.; And Others
This book was developed to highlight the risks that confront societies, and to indicate the most promising avenues for preemptive policies and actions. The document contains chapters on: (1) the emergence of change; (2) analyzing demographic factors; (3) assessing the future of urbanization; (4) reassessing nuclear power (including an analysis of the impact of the Chernobyl disaster); (5) the electrification of the third world; (6) the potential impacts of recycling on the future; (7) sustaining agriculture in the world; (8) raising agricultural productivity; (9) the stabilization of chemical cycles (with a look at the effects of acid rain); (10) designing sustainable economics (containing a section on balancing economic markets); and (11) charting a sustainable course. An index is included. (TW)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Conservation (Environment), Demography, Depleted Resources, Ecological Factors, Economic Factors, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Global Approach, Natural Resources, Nuclear Energy, Poisons, Quality of Life, Recycling, Urbanization
Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: For 1986 report, see ED 268 037.