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2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Chelsea Green Pub Co
Publication date June 13, 2012
Pages 392
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781603584678
ISBN-10 1603584676
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.70 lbs.
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Original list price $34.95
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Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. It predicted that during the first half of the 21st century the ongoing growth in the human ecological footprint would stop-either through catastrophic "overshoot and collapse"-or through well-managed "peak and decline."

So, where are we now? And what does our future look like?  In the book 2052, Jorgen Randers, one of the coauthors of Limits to Growth, issues a progress report and makes a forecast for the next forty years. To do this, he asked dozens of experts to weigh in with their best predictions on how our economies, energy supplies, natural resources, climate, food, fisheries, militaries, political divisions, cities, psyches, and more will take shape in the coming decades. He then synthesized those scenarios into a global forecast of life as we will most likely know it in the years ahead.

The good news: we will see impressive advances in resource efficiency, and an increasing focus on human well-being rather than on per capita income growth. But this change might not come as we expect. Future growth in population and GDP, for instance, will be constrained in surprising ways-by rapid fertility decline as result of increased urbanization, productivity decline as a result of social unrest, and continuing poverty among the poorest 2 billion world citizens. Runaway global warming, too, is likely.

So, how do we prepare for the years ahead? With heart, fact, and wisdom, Randers guides us along a realistic path into the future and discusses what readers can do to ensure a better life for themselves and their children during the increasing turmoil of the next forty years.



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from Chelsea Green Pub Co (June 13, 2012)
9781603584678 | details & prices | 392 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth.
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from Chelsea Green Pub Co (June 13, 2012)
9781603584210 | details & prices | 392 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth.

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