World Population to 2300

Author: Naciones Unidas. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs. Population Divisiom,United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs,Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division Staff,Nations Unies. Division de la population

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211514018

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This publication sets out the results of long-range population projections, based on the data in the World Population Prospects: the 2002 Revision (published by the UN in three volumes; ISBNs 9211513782, 9211513790 and 9211513812). This new set of long-range population projections includes two major innovations on previous editions: for the first time projections are made at the national level to give greater detail; and the time horizon has been extended to the year 2300. It also contains a number of essays on the issue of long-range projections written by experts from outside the UN. Based on these projections, the world population is forecast to reach 8.97 billion by 2300.

World Population

A Reference Handbook

Author: Geoffrey Gilbert

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851099271

Category: Reference

Page: 298

View: 6679

Exhaustively updated, this second edition provides a current assessment of world population and the range of economic, social, and environmental issues it raises. * Primary documents including "Warning to Humanity, November 18, 1992" from the Union of Concerned Scientists, which warns of the perils of continued population growth among the poorer nations and continued "overconsumption" by the richer ones * A chronology of population "milestones," such as the 1968 publication by the Sierra Club of Paul Ehrlich's The Population Bomb, which built public awareness of the effects of rapid population increase

Sklaven des Wachstums - die Geschichte einer Befreiung

Author: Reiner Klingholz

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593421488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 4587

Mit diesem Buch erhalten Sie das E-Book inklusive! Im 20. Jahrhundert hat die Menschheit auf allen Ebenen ein Wachstum ohnegleichen erlebt. Doch obwohl die Ressourcen knapp werden und die Ökosysteme unter der Last von über sieben Milliarden Menschen mit immer höheren Ansprüchen ächzen, bauen unsere gesamten Wirtschafts-, Finanz- und Sozialsysteme nach wie vor auf endloses Wachstum. "Wir haben uns vom Wachstum regelrecht versklaven lassen", sagt der renommierte Demografieexperte Reiner Klingholz. Dennoch schleicht sich das Ende des "Mehr-ist-mehr" durch die Hintertür heran: Schon lebt die Hälfte aller Menschen in Ländern, deren Bevölkerung mittelfristig nicht mehr wachsen wird. Längerfristig steht sogar ein deutlicher Rückgang der Weltbevölkerung an. Zusammen mit der Alterung der Gesellschaften sinken auch die Aussichten auf wirtschaftliche Höhenflüge. Planlos treiben wir in das Zeitalter des Postwachstums und haben keinerlei Konzepte für ein Wohlergehen der Gesellschaften unter diesen ungewohnten Bedingungen. "Wir haben nur eine Zukunft", so Klingholz, "wenn wir lernen, das Schrumpfen zu lieben." Ausgezeichnet durch die Deutsche Umweltstiftung als Umweltbuch des Monats April 2014

What Technology Wants

Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101444467

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 3101

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potential This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed. This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts. Written in intelligent and accessible language, this is a fascinating, innovative, and optimistic look at how humanity and technology join to produce increasing opportunities in the world and how technology can give our lives greater meaning. From the Hardcover edition.

Die Grenzen des Wachstums

Bericht des Club of Rome zur Lage der Menschheit

Author: Dennis Meadows,Donella H. Meadows

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic history

Page: 183

View: 391


The Crash Course

The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy, and Environment

Author: Chris Martenson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118013120

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 9193

The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years. The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment have finally caught up with us and are converging on a very narrow window of time—the "Twenty-Teens." The Crash Course presents our predicament and illuminates the path ahead, so you can face the coming disruptions and thrive--without fearing the future or retreating into denial. In this book you will find solid facts and grounded reasoning presented in a calm, positive, non-partisan manner. Our money system places impossible demands upon a finite world. Exponentially rising levels of debt, based on assumptions of future economic growth to fund repayment, will shudder to a halt and then reverse. Unfortunately, our financial system does not operate in reverse. The consequences of massive deleveraging will be severe. Oil is essential for economic growth. The reality of dwindling oil supplies is now internationally recognized, yet virtually no developed nations have a Plan B. The economic risks to individuals, companies, and countries are varied and enormous. Best-case, living standards will drop steadily worldwide. Worst-case, systemic financial crises will toss the world into jarring chaos. This book is written for those who are motivated to learn about the root causes of our predicaments, protect themselves and their families, mitigate risks as much as possible, and control what effects they can. With challenge comes opportunity, and The Crash Course offers a positive vision for how to reshape our lives to be more balanced, resilient, and sustainable.

Geographies of Health

An Introduction

Author: Anthony C. Gatrell,Susan J. Elliott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118274857

Category: Science

Page: 424

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Setting out the debates and reviewing the evidence that links health outcomes with social and physical environments, this new edition of the well-established text offers an accessible overview of the theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and research in the field of health geography Includes international examples, drawn from a broad range of countries, and extensive illustrations Unique in its approach to health geography, as opposed to medical geography New chapters focus on contemporary concerns including neighborhoods and health, ageing, and emerging infectious disease Offers five new case studies and an fresh emphasis on qualitative research approaches Written by two of the leading health geographers in the world, each with extensive experience in research and policy

Zur Sache Sarrazin

Wissenschaft, Medien, Materialien

Author: Jürgen Bellers

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643109911

Category: Ethnology

Page: 219

View: 828

Dass ein wirtschafts- und gesellschaftspolitisches Sachbuch so viele Käufer wie Sarrazins Werk findet, ist erstaunlich. Dass so viele Kritiker, voran die Politiker, das Buch verurteilt haben, bevor sie nur die Zeit gehabt haben können, es zu lesen, das ist wenig erfreulich. Ist das Thema so abwegig? Sind die von Sarrazin vertretenen Thesen so skandalös, dass sich eine detaillierte Auseinandersetzung mit seinen Thesen erübrigt? Mit Beiträgen von Henryk M. Broder, Mathias Brodkorb, Ralph Giordano, Gunnar Heinsohn, Hans Mathias Kepplinger, Walter Laqueur, Chaim Noll, Heiner Rindermann, Detlef H. Rost, Cora Stephan, Erich Weede, Wolfgang G. Schwanitz. Schon was den Kern Sarrazins Aussagen ausmacht, bleibt trotz Medienhype unklar. Das Buch versucht, zur Klärung beizutragen.

A Concise History of World Population

Author: Massimo Livi Bacci

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119029295

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 4285

The latest edition of this classic text has been updated to reflect current trends and implications for future demographic developments. The areas of Africa, international migration and population and environment have been strengthened and statistical information has been updated throughout. A new edition of this classic history of demography text, which has been updated to strengthen the major subject areas of Africa, international migration and population and the environment Includes the latest statistical information, including the 2015 UN population projections revision and developments in China's population policy Information is presented in a clear and simple form, with academic material presented accessibly for the undergraduate audience whilst still maintaining the interest of higher level students and scholars The text covers issues that are crucial to the future of every species by encouraging humanity's search for ways to prevent future demographic catastrophes brought about by environmental or human agency Analyses the changing patterns of world population growth, including the effects of migration, war, disease, technology and culture

Long-Range Futures Research

An Application of Complexity Science

Author: Robert H. Samet

Publisher: 4-Scene Development Corpora

ISBN: 1439214344

Category: Science

Page: 593

View: 891

This highly readable study explains how complexity science provides an evolutionary model for the civil system, with a new world view that out-ranges United Nations reference scenarios to beyond 2150.

Is the Planet Full?

Author: Ian Goldin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191017450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 4934

What are the impacts of population growth? Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world's population by the middle of this century? While it is common to hear about the problems of overpopulation, might there be unexplored benefits of increasing numbers of people in the world? How can we both consider and harness the potential benefits brought by a healthier, wealthier and larger population? May more people mean more scientists to discover how our world works, more inventors and thinkers to help solve the world's problems, more skilled people to put these ideas into practice? In this book, leading academics with a wide range of expertise in demography, philosophy, biology, climate science, economics and environmental sustainability explore the contexts, costs and benefits of a burgeoning population on our economic, social and environmental systems.

God, Sex, and Gender

An Introduction

Author: Adrian Thatcher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396374

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1656

Engagingly and clearly written by a highly respected theologian, God, Sex, and Gender is the first comprehensive introduction to a theology of both sexuality and gender available in a single volume. Makes a theological contribution to understanding the unprecedented changes in sexual and gender relationships of the last fifty years Discusses many topics including: sexual difference; sexual equality; gender and power; the nature of desire; the future of marriage in Christian sexual ethics; homosexuality and same-sex unions; the problems of sexual minorities; contraception in a time of HIV/AIDS; the separation of sexual experience from marriage; and offers new arguments for marriage and for chastity Offers a consistent and engaging introduction at the cutting edge of theological inquiry, which is contemporary, undogmatic, questioning, and relevant to readers' experience, interests, and needs Written lucidly and engagingly by an established and respected academic who has published widely in this area

Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security

Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks

Author: Hans Günter Brauch,Úrsula Oswald Spring,Czeslaw Mesjasz,John Grin,Patricia Kameri-Mbote,Béchir Chourou,Pál Dunay,Joern Birkmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642177767

Category: Science

Page: 1818

View: 6913

Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security - Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks reviews conceptual debates and case studies focusing on disasters and security threats, challenges, vulnerabilities and risks in Europe, the Mediterranean and other regions. It discusses social science concepts of vulnerability and risks, global, regional and national security challenges, global warming, floods, desertification and drought as environmental security challenges, water and food security challenges and vulnerabilities, vulnerability mapping of environmental security challenges and risks, contributions of remote sensing to the recognition of security risks, mainstreaming early warning of conflicts and hazards and provides conceptual and policy conclusions.

Human Biology

An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective

Author: Sara Stinson,Barry Bogin,Dennis H. O'Rourke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118108043

Category: Social Science

Page: 780

View: 6825

This comprehensive introduction to the field of human biology covers all the major areas of the field: genetic variation, variation related to climate, infectious and non-infectious diseases, aging, growth, nutrition, and demography. Written by four expert authors working in close collaboration, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to provide undergraduate and graduate students with two new chapters: one on race and culture and their ties to human biology, and the other a concluding summary chapter highlighting the integration and intersection of the topics covered in the book.


A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Humanities

Page: N.A

View: 440


The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5549

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

World Population Prospects

The 2004 Revision. Analytical report

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211514094

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

View: 7766

This third and last volume of the 2004 Revision of World Population Prospects presents the analytical report of the official United Nations world population estimates and projections. It provides detailed analysis of the results and also documents data sources used and methods applied in the preparation of the 2006 Revision. The report is accompanied by an executive summary. Publishing Agency: United Nations (UN).

World Population Prospects as Assessed in ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789211514094

Category: Population

Page: 195

View: 9494

This third and last volume of the 2004 Revision of World Population Prospects presents the analytical report of the official United Nations world population estimates and projections. It provides detailed analysis of the results and also documents data sources used and methods applied in the preparation of the 2006 Revision. The report is accompanied by an executive summary.