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The Resource The world in 2050 : four forces shaping civilization's northern future, Laurence C. Smith

The world in 2050 : four forces shaping civilization's northern future, Laurence C. Smith

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The world in 2050 : four forces shaping civilization's northern future
Title
The world in 2050
Title remainder
four forces shaping civilization's northern future
Statement of responsibility
Laurence C. Smith
Title variation
  • World in two thousand fifty
  • World in twenty-fifty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A vivid, scientifically based forecast of our planet in forty years, distilling cutting edge research into these world-changing forces: demographic trends; natural resource demand; climate change; globalization"--Jacket flap
  • What kind of world are we leaving for our children and grandchildren? Geoscientist Laurence Smith draws on the latest global modeling research to construct a sweeping thought experiment on what our world will be like in 2050. The result is both good news and bad: Eight nations of the Arctic Rim (including the United States) will become increasingly prosperous, powerful, and politically stable, while those closer to the equator will face water shortages, aging populations, and crowded megacities sapped by the rising costs of energy and coastal flooding. Smith combines the lessons of geography and history with state-of-the-art model projections and analytical data--everything from climate dynamics and resource stocks to age distributions and economic growth projections. But Smith offers more than a compendium of statistics and studies--he spent fifteen months traveling the Arctic Rim, collecting stories and insights that resonate throughout the book.--From publisher description
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DLC
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Smith, Laurence C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Global environmental change
  • Climatic changes
  • Twenty-first century
  • Climatic changes
  • Global environmental change
  • Twenty-first century
Label
The world in 2050 : four forces shaping civilization's northern future, Laurence C. Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flying into Fort McMurray -- Martell's hairy prize -- The push. A tale of teeming cities -- Iron, oil, and wind -- California browning, Shanghai drowning -- The pull. Two weddings and a computer model -- One if by land, two if by sea -- The third wave -- Good-bye harpoon, hello briefcase -- Alternate endings. The Pentagon report -- The new north
Control code
ocn526057542
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780525951810
Lccn
2010029553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40018364214
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The world in 2050 : four forces shaping civilization's northern future, Laurence C. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flying into Fort McMurray -- Martell's hairy prize -- The push. A tale of teeming cities -- Iron, oil, and wind -- California browning, Shanghai drowning -- The pull. Two weddings and a computer model -- One if by land, two if by sea -- The third wave -- Good-bye harpoon, hello briefcase -- Alternate endings. The Pentagon report -- The new north
Control code
ocn526057542
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780525951810
Lccn
2010029553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40018364214
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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