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Global 2050: A Basis for Speculation

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By: John Cole

355 pages, Figs, tabs

Nottingham University Press

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #119629 | ISBN: 1897676654
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Offers a number of plausible alternative futures based largely on the author's research of trends over the last fifty years, focusing on population, natural resources, food, energy, industry, transportation and communication and considers global issues such as the stability of the worldwide social and political systems, threats to the natural environment and the respective living conditions in the rich and poor areas of the world. Whilst the book proposes a number of conclusions, its primary purpose is provide to background information, statistics and calculations as the basis for speculation by others.


Introduction; Why speculate about the future?; methodology of speculating about the future; change; population; waste and biochemical production; energy; raw materials and industry; transport and communications; the world political and organisational situation; the economic and social situation; environmental issues; epidemics; conclusions.

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