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Author Smith, Laurence C

Title The world in 2050 : four forces shaping civilization's northern future / Laurence C. Smith

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Dutton, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  GE149 .S622 2010    IN TRANSIT +1 HOLD
 Wheaton Stacks  GE149 .S622 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Contents Flying into Fort McMurray -- Martell's hairy prize -- The push. A tale of teeming cities -- Iron, oil, and wind -- California browning, Shanghai drowning -- The pull. Two weddings and a computer model -- One if by land, two if by sea -- The third wave -- Good-bye harpoon, hello briefcase -- Alternate endings. The Pentagon report -- The new north
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-307) and index
"A scientifically based forecast of our planet in forty years, distilling cutting edge research into these world-changing forces: demographic trends; natural resource demand; climate change; globalization"--Jacket flap
LC subject Global environmental change -- Forecasting
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects -- Forecasting
Twenty-first century -- Forecasts
Alt Title World in two thousand fifty
World in twenty-fifty
ISBN 9780525951810 (hardcover)
0525951814 (hardcover)