Reason Enough to Hope

Reason Enough to Hope

America and the World of the Twenty-first Century

eBook - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
Offers a plan of action to deal with the threat of nuclear weapons, the population explosion, and the degradation of the environment

MIT Press
In this "blue-sky" effort to rethink humanity's basic challenges, Philip Morrison and Kosta Tsipis—both eminent scientists with deep expertise in arms control issues—sketch the broad outlines for a global approach to the problems of security and development. Their goal is to set priorities for feasible action, and their focus is threefold: war and particularly the continuing dangers of nuclear weapons, population and the promotion of increased levels of human well-being, and the threat of environmental degradation.

Although their topics are global, the authors focus on the actions of the United States. In their discussion of nuclear options, for example, they argue that reducing American military expenditures can be a catalyst for lowering the world's nuclear risk, establishing a policy of "common security" in response to conventional war, and freeing resources that will allow substantial steps toward "common development." In their discussion of human needs, the authors emphasize the fact that the rate of annual growth in the world's population peaked between 1967 and 1970 and has declined steadily ever since; we can therefore now project what the near steady-state level might be. This topping off of population growth should give us a new baseline from which to address both development and environmental issues.
In this "blue-sky" effort to rethink humanity's basic challenges,Philip Morrison and Kosta Tsipis—both eminent scientists with deepexpertise in arms control issues—sketch the broad outlines for aglobal approach to the problems of security and development.

Baker
& Taylor

Two scientists outline a global approach to dealing with the challenges of security and economic development, offering a plan of action to deal with the threat of nuclear weapons, the population explosion, and the degredation of the environment. UP.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1998
ISBN: 9780585021287
0585021287
026213344X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 210 p.) : ill., maps
Additional Contributors: Tsipis, Kosta

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