In a society characterized by turbulence and change, predicting the future has become an invaluable skill for managers, politicians, and scientists alike. As a result, scientific researchers have become increasingly interested in the study of the future. In Knowing Tomorrow?, an international team of contributors analyzes how the concept of the future is being addressed across academic disciplines. From the perspectives as varied as psychology, philosophy, economics, and astronomy, this groundbreaking volume examines how scholars have incorporated the future in their work. By illustrating how future research can be applied and evaluated, Knowing Tomorrow? establishes this growing field as a discipline in its own right.9 Some concluding thoughts The future of the environment has been a concern for over 50 years, at least since Rachel Carson published Silent Spring. In that time a wide range of issues have been raised including many forms of air pollution, such as acid rain, water pollution and ... Futures and the environment CIX CX.
|Author||:||Patrick A. Duin|
|Publisher||:||Eburon Uitgeverij B.V. - 2007|