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Foundations of Environmental SustainabilityThe Coevolution of Science and Policy$
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Larry Rockwood, Ronald Stewart, and Thomas Dietz

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195309454

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.001.0001

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The Global 2000 Report and Its Aftermath

The Global 2000 Report and Its Aftermath

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(p.47) 3 The Global 2000 Report and Its Aftermath
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Foundations of Environmental Sustainability
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James Gustave Speth

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0004

This chapter discusses the Global 2000 Report. This report was prepared at the request of President Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s and originally suggested by Lee Talbot, then chief scientist for the CEQ. The report predicted trends that might unfold between 1980 and 2000 in population and the environment if societies were to continue on their current paths. Global 2000 effectively moved global-scale environmental challenges into American politics. Many of its projections proved correct, at least approximately.

Keywords:   environmental protection, environmental report, population, Jimmy Carter, Global 2000, Lee Talbot

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