Simon Says: A global report is otherworldly

A global report is otherworldly

The Global 2000 Report to the President, issued last summer, was trumpeted by its sponsors as the most detailed and authoritative review yet of the planet's population, natural resources and environmental problems. Three years in the making, the 800-page report pulled together statistics and analyses from 13 Government agencies, ranging from the Department of Agriculture to the Central Intelligence Agency. The study painted a starkly pessimistic view of the world two decades from now. Its grim conclusion: "If present trends continue, the world in 2000 will be more crowded, more polluted, less stable ecologically, and...

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