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Countering 21st Century Social-Environmental Threats to Growing Global Populations


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

About this book


This book brings together in a single volume a grand overview of solutions - political, economic, and scientific - to social and environmental problems that are related to the growth of human populations in areas that can least cope with them now. Through progressive adaptation to social and environmental changes projected for the future, including population growth, global warming/climate change, water deficits, and increasing competition for other natural resources, the world may be able to achieve a fair degree of sustainability for some time into the future.


Climate Change Extreme Weather Food Supplies Global Warming Infectious Disease Pollution Population Growth Water Resources

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  1. 1.Emeritus at The George Washington UniverWashingtonUSA

About the authors

Frederic R. Siegel is Professor Emeritus at The George Washington University. His books Applied Geochemistry (1974), Geoquimica Aplicada (1991), Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards in Development Planning (1996), Environmental Geochemistry of Potentially Toxic Metals ((2001/2002), and Demands of Expanding Populations and Development Planning (2008) reflect Dr. Siegel’s cumulative teaching and research experience in marine, exploration, and environmental geochemistry, and his work to alleviate or eliminate environmental problems related to physical, social, chemical, and economic conditions associated with planned development projects.

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