By: Brian C. O'Neill , F. Landis MacKellar and Wolfgang Lutz

A first-rate exercise in multi-disciplinary analysis, the book examines a host of associated issues such as fertility shifts, population ageing, agriculture, energy consumption fostering greenhouse-gas emissions, health patterns and environmental security, together with the many policy options they entail, especially institutional adaptations. It amounts to a timely exploration of the major challenges ahead.