This balanced text offers a concise and readable introduction to
world population growth and its implications for the future. With a
population currently exceeding six billion and expected to reach
ten billion by mid-century, the globe faces a demographic situation
that is now more critical than ever before. While the developed
world grapples with the problems of an aging and declining
population, the developing world will contend with the opposite
dilemma of explosive growth. And so the strongest factors shaping
the global environment in the decades to come will include
population fertility, the social and economic impact of the
HIV/AIDS epidemic, legal and illegal immigration, and refugees. The
implications are enormous as population growth exacerbates food and
resource scarcities, places pressure on institutions, and promotes
the potential for conflict. Drawing on a geographical perspective
and using examples from around the world, this fully updated
edition will be an invaluable resource for all readers concerned
with the intertwined issues of population, environment, and health.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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||Human Geography in the Twenty-First Century: Issues and Applications
K. Bruce Newbold
||233 x 156 x 20mm (L x W x T)
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