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FREE DOWNLOAD The World in 2050 Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future 107 Õ A vivid forecast of our planet in the year 2050 by a rising star in geoscience distilling cutting edge research into four global forces demographic trends natural resource demand climate change and globalization The wWth projections But Smith offers than a compendium of statistics and studies he spent fifteen months traveling the Arctic Rim collecting stories and insights that resonate throughout the book It is an approach much like Jared Diamond took in Guns Germs and Steel and Collapse a work of geoscientific investigation rich in the appreciation of human diversity Packed with stunning photographs original maps and informative tables this is the most authoritative balanced and compelling account available of the world of challenges and opportunities that we will leave for our childre. Presents the argument that climate change population growth and natural

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Ent on what our world will be like in 2050 The result is both good news and bad Eight nations of the Arctic Rim including the United States will become increasingly prosperous powerful and politically stable while those closer to the euator will face water shortages aging populations and crowded megacities sapped by the rising costs of energy and coastal flooding The World in 2050 combines the lessons of geography and history with state of the art model projections and analytical data everything from climate dynamics and resource stocks to age distributions and economic gro. In his book The New North The world in 2050 Laurence C Smith takes us i

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The World in 2050 Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern FutureA vivid forecast of our planet in the year 2050 by a rising star in geoscience distilling cutting edge research into four global forces demographic trends natural resource demand climate change and globalization The world's population is exploding wild species are vanishing our environment is degrading and the costs of resources from oil to water are going nowhere but up So what kind of world are we leaving for our children and grandchildren Geoscientist and Guggenheim fellow Laurence Smith draws on the latest global modeling research to construct a sweeping thought experim. In all honesty this book almost made me scared than anything I'm not s