The Resource Can earths and societys systems meet the needs of 10 billion people? : summary of a workshop, Maureen Mellody, rapporteur ; Board on Environmental Change and Society and Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource/)

Can earths and societys systems meet the needs of 10 billion people? : summary of a workshop, Maureen Mellody, rapporteur ; Board on Environmental Change and Society and Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource/)

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Can earths and societys systems meet the needs of 10 billion people? : summary of a workshop
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Can earths and societys systems meet the needs of 10 billion people?
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summary of a workshop
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Maureen Mellody, rapporteur ; Board on Environmental Change and Society and Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
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The Earths population, currently 7.2 billion, is expected to rise at a rapid rate over the next 40 years. Current projections state that the Earth will need to support 9.6 billion people by the year 2050, a figure that climbs to nearly 11 billion by the year 2100. At the same time, most people envision a future Earth with a greater average standard of living than we currently have--and, as a result, greater consumption of our planetary resources. How do we prepare our planet for a future population of 10 billion? How can this population growth be achieved in a manner that is sustainable from an economic, social, and environmental perspective? Can Earths and Societys Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People? is the summary of a multi-disciplinary workshop convened by the National Academies in October 2013 to explore how to increase the worlds population to 10 billion in a sustainable way while simultaneously increasing the well-being and standard of living for that population. This report examines key issues in the science of sustainability that are related to overall human population size, population growth, aging populations, migration toward cities, differential consumption, and land use change, by different subpopulations, as viewed through the lenses of both social and natural science
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613.11
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This study was supported by the Presidents Committee of the National Academies. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.
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Can earths and societys systems meet the needs of 10 billion people? : summary of a workshop, Maureen Mellody, rapporteur ; Board on Environmental Change and Society and Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource/)
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Introduction: -- Recurring themes -- Demographic variable that influence sustainability -- Economic and policy variables that influence sustainability -- Suitable metrics -- Carrying capacity -- Integrating social and natural sciences -- Structuring a research agenda -- Human-Earth System: -- Understanding population in human-environment relationships: science shaped by world views or evidence? -- Earth as a system -- Discussion -- Challenges To The Earth System: Character And Magnitude Of The Challenges In 2050: -- Demographic trends and their consequences -- Demographic and economic drivers of consumption and environmental change -- Urbanization in the 21st century: challenges and opportunities for environmental sustainability -- Discussion -- Challenges To The Earth System: Consequences For The Earth System: -- Biodiversity and ecosystem services in a world of 10 Billion -- Future demand and supply pressures on water: implications for agriculture and other sectors -- Energy, land, and water on a 10-billion-person planet: an integrated perspective -- Discussion -- Special Presentation: Extreme Events: -- X-events and human progress (or, why the trend is not your friend) -- Discussion -- Resource Distribution And Global Inequality: -- Global income inequality: historical trends and policy implications for the future -- Population-inequality-sustainability: beyond IPAT -- Intergenerational trade-offs, demographic metabolism and the long-term benefits of equitable empowerment in the near term -- Discussion -- Interaction Between Earth And Societal Systems: -- Distribution of population health and consumption risk in low-, middle, and high-income countries: the rose paradigm revisited -- Demography and climate change: current understanding, future directions -- Discussion -- References -- Appendix A: Workshop agenda -- Appendix B: Workshop participants -- Appendix C: Acronyms -- Appendix D: Biographical sketches of workshop presenters
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Can earths and societys systems meet the needs of 10 billion people? : summary of a workshop, Maureen Mellody, rapporteur ; Board on Environmental Change and Society and Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource/)
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http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=867654
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: -- Recurring themes -- Demographic variable that influence sustainability -- Economic and policy variables that influence sustainability -- Suitable metrics -- Carrying capacity -- Integrating social and natural sciences -- Structuring a research agenda -- Human-Earth System: -- Understanding population in human-environment relationships: science shaped by world views or evidence? -- Earth as a system -- Discussion -- Challenges To The Earth System: Character And Magnitude Of The Challenges In 2050: -- Demographic trends and their consequences -- Demographic and economic drivers of consumption and environmental change -- Urbanization in the 21st century: challenges and opportunities for environmental sustainability -- Discussion -- Challenges To The Earth System: Consequences For The Earth System: -- Biodiversity and ecosystem services in a world of 10 Billion -- Future demand and supply pressures on water: implications for agriculture and other sectors -- Energy, land, and water on a 10-billion-person planet: an integrated perspective -- Discussion -- Special Presentation: Extreme Events: -- X-events and human progress (or, why the trend is not your friend) -- Discussion -- Resource Distribution And Global Inequality: -- Global income inequality: historical trends and policy implications for the future -- Population-inequality-sustainability: beyond IPAT -- Intergenerational trade-offs, demographic metabolism and the long-term benefits of equitable empowerment in the near term -- Discussion -- Interaction Between Earth And Societal Systems: -- Distribution of population health and consumption risk in low-, middle, and high-income countries: the rose paradigm revisited -- Demography and climate change: current understanding, future directions -- Discussion -- References -- Appendix A: Workshop agenda -- Appendix B: Workshop participants -- Appendix C: Acronyms -- Appendix D: Biographical sketches of workshop presenters
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Access restricted to subscribing institution
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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