Population, Globalization, the Market and the Environment

  • David WadleyEmail author


This chapter audits the situation in which contemporary humanity finds itself. Backed when appropriate by current statistics, it considers world population dynamics, the processes and impacts of globalization, characteristics of the neoliberal economy and the state of the supporting natural environment. It ends by introducing the important IPAT identity, which indicates the factors creating environmental impact.


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  1. 1.School of Earth and Environmental ScienceThe University of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia

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