ERIC Number: ED299149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Global Balances in the 21st Century. IES Monograph 2.
Peterson, Russell W.
This monograph contains the text of a lecture given on August 4, 1987, at the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A viewpoint is advanced advocating personal involvement in the movement to insure that environmental balance and security can be sustained for future generations. Discussed are trends in national environmental policies, industrial policies, energy alternatives, world peace, pollution, the world resource base, international finance, and nuclear war. Three suggestions for improving society's chances for avoiding environmental disaster are advanced that involve government, industry, and education. The speech was concluded by stating that the knowledge to change these trends and policies exists but that what is missing is the willingness to face up to these threatening trends. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Decision Making, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Higher Education, Industry, Policy, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Science and Society, Science Education, Social Change, Technology, World Affairs
Office of Publications, Information and Outreach, Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 550 North Park Street, 15 Science Hall, Madison, WI 53706 (free in limited quantities).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Environmental Studies.