To Choose a Future: Resource and Environmental Consequences of Alternative Growth Paths

By Ronald G. Ridker; William D. Watson | Go to book overview

Contents
Forewordxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Explanatory Notes and Units of Measurexv
1. Approaching the Task1
Nature of the Problem2
Method and Approach5
Precursors9
The Nature of the Results11
2. Assumptions and Scenarios15
Population16
Labor Force and Labor Productivity21
Labor Force; Labor Productivity
Style of Living and Composition of Private Expenditures30
Geographic Distribution of Population and Economic Activities32
Technological Change and the Resource Base34
Construction; Transportation; Communications Technology;
Energy Extraction, Conversion, and Use; Primary Metals
Production; Materials Substitutions; Resource Base
International Developments41
Population and GNP Projections; World Prices
SYSTEM Policy Alternatives51
Other Assumptions53
Summary of Scenarios53

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Explanatory Noted and Units of Measure xv
  • I - Approaching the Task 1
  • References 13
  • 2 - Assumptions and Scenarios 15
  • References 56
  • 3 - The National Economy 58
  • References 94
  • 4 - Nonfuel Minerals 96
  • Conclusions 148
  • References 154
  • 5 - Energy 157
  • References 216
  • 6 - Agriculture 221
  • References 248
  • 7 - Pollution Costs and Control Benefits 250
  • Conclusions 296
  • 8 - Other Environmental Concerns 325
  • References 368
  • 9 - Summary and Prospects 372
  • References 410
  • Appendix 411
  • References 452
  • Epilogue 456
  • References 459
  • Index 460
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