The Global 2000 Report to the President

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The Global 2000 Report to the President was released in 1980 by the Council on Environmental Quality and the United States Department of State. It was commissioned by President Jimmy Carter on May 23, 1977, and was directed by Gerald O. Barney. It was based on data collected by different institutions. This data and information was used in computer models to make projections for the future based on trends for the next decades. The study was translated into German in the same year of its publication. An additional report under the title "Global Future: Time to Act" was published 1981.

This is the third study after The Limits to Growth( Meadows, Meadows and Randers) and Mankind at the Turning POint ( Mesarovic and Pestle) that started discussion about possible future trends such as global warming, energy scarcity, explosive human population growth, plant and fauna species eradication[clarification needed], genetic diversity extinction[clarification needed], and a global economic system based on unlimited wants in contrast Earth's finite resources, etc.[citation needed]

It concluded with:

If present trends continue, the world in 2000 will be more crowded, and more vulnerable to disruption than the world we live in now. Serious stresses involving population, resources, and environment are clearly visible ahead. Despite greater material output, the worlds people will be poorer in many ways than they are today.


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