Countering 21st Century Social-Environmental Threats to by Frederic R. Siegel

By Frederic R. Siegel

This booklet brings jointly in one quantity a grand assessment of suggestions - political, fiscal, and medical - to social and environmental difficulties which are regarding the expansion of human populations in components that could least do something about them now. via revolutionary version to social and environmental adjustments projected for the long run, together with inhabitants progress, worldwide warming/climate switch, water deficits, and extending festival for different ordinary assets, the realm are able to in achieving a good measure of sustainability for a while into the future.

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The countries in northeast Africa, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia have little land that can be put in cultivation [2]. 3 billion or more by 2100. Production of enough food to feed the 2012/2013 population does not solve the hunger problem. As already noted, the world has close to a billion people who suffer from chronic malnutrition. Unhindered distribution of food can help alleviate the food deficiency problem. That we will be able to increase global food production 60–70 % by 2050 does not mean that the world’s future hunger problems will be solved.

The implementation of an installation and use of these innovations as they are tested and proven reliable will yield cleaner processes, better products, and lead to a greater degree of sustainability. , Africa, Australia, South America) as global warming causes changes in water supplies. The principal competition for existing freshwater supplies is from the agricultural sector, and this will have to increase in the future for two main reasons. 4 billion more by 2035 and an additional more than a billion people by 2050).

If an aquifer is found, pumpage tests are made to determine whether there is an exploitable aquifer. If so, tests continue to determine what volume of water can be withdrawn to establish an equilibrium with a recharge volume. If exploitation is indicated, chemical analyses are made on the water to assure that the quality is acceptable for drinking or other uses. An assurance of good water quality leads to exploitation in a sustainable way. 2 The Atmosphere Humidity in the atmosphere can be extracted to provide additional water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene [8].

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