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Main Title Globalization and Sustainable Development Environmental Agendas / [electronic resource] :
Author Krapivin, Vladimir F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Varotsos, Costas A.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2007
Call Number GE1-350
ISBN 9783540706625
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Ecology. ; Environmental toxicology. ; Soil conservation.
Internet Access
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Collation XXVII, 304 p. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes Problems of globalization and sustainable development -- Globalization and biogeochemical cycles in the environment -- Numerical modeling of the nature/society system -- Global change and geoinformation monitoring -- Decision-making risks in global ecodynamics. A characteristic of the present global ecological situation is increasing instability or- put another way-a crisis in the civilization system, the global scale of which is expressed through a deterioration of human and animal habitats. The most substantial features of global ecodynamics of the late 20th and early 21st centuries include the rapid increase in world population (mainly in developing countries), increase in the size of the urban population (considerable growth in the number of megalopolises), and increase in the scales of such dangerous diseases as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, etc. With growing population size the problems of providing people with food and improving their living conditions in many regions will not only not be resolved but will become even more urgent. Any possible benefit from decrease in per capita consumption as a result of increased efficiency of technologies will be outweighed by the impact of such a growth in population size. Despite the predominant increase of population in developing countries, their contribution to the impact on the environment will not necessarily exceed that of developed countries. Key to ensuring sustainable development of the nature/society system (NSS) is the relationship between production and consumption, as mentioned at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (2002). As civilization has developed, so the problem of predicting the scale of expected climate change and associated change in human habitats has become more urgent.
Place Published Berlin, Heidelberg
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Title Ser Add Ent Springer Praxis Books
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2007
Series Title Untraced Springer Praxis Books
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20140725061152
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 03514nam a22005175i 45