ABSTRACT

The world is undergoing major transitions due to changes in three driving forces-population, climate, and energy resources-making it essential for us to achieve sustainability in the implementation of projects and programs as well as our everyday life. This book provides essential information on the three major driving forces of the coming decades and presents options to assist us in moving toward a sustainable future. It uses a format that makes it easy to understand and apply to medium and long-range planning.

chapter 2|12 pages

Sustainability Definitions and Concepts

chapter 3|10 pages

Sustainable Development

chapter 4|12 pages

Rules and Sustaining the Commons

chapter 6|6 pages

Introduction to Demographics

chapter 7|18 pages

World Population

chapter 8|6 pages

United States Population

chapter 9|12 pages

World Age Distribution and Sustainability

chapter 12|6 pages

History and Background of the Science

chapter 13|12 pages

Greenhouse Effect

chapter 14|14 pages

Climate Change Overlays

chapter 15|16 pages

Mitigation Planning for a Warmer Future

chapter 16|14 pages

Energy Constraint Overlay

chapter 17|10 pages

Nonrenewable Energy: Coal

chapter 18|24 pages

Nonrenewable Energy: Liquid Fuels

chapter 19|14 pages

Nonrenewable Energy: Natural Gas

chapter 20|18 pages

Nuclear Energy and Sustainability

chapter 21|6 pages

Renewable Energy Sources: Introduction

chapter 22|14 pages

Solar Power

chapter 23|12 pages

Wind Energy

chapter 24|10 pages

Geothermal Energy

chapter 25|12 pages

Biomass Energy

chapter 26|18 pages

Hydropower Systems

chapter 27|28 pages

Pathways toward a Sustainable System

chapter 28|8 pages

Sustainability Policies