The Global Environment: Past, Present and Future

The changing status of the global environment, in both developed and developing countries, and our perception of these changes since the convening of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972 are reviewed. The present as well as potential future environmental issues facing mankind are discussed under three interrelated broad categories: interrelationship between people, resources, environment and development, rational use of natural resources and new patterns of development and lifestyle.

By Asit K. Biswas and Margaret R. Biswas, 1985. Article published in Resources Policy, Volume 11, Number 1, Pages 25-42. DOI: 10.1016/0301-4207(85)90017-0

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