Answer each of the following questions on the promise and peril of resource management. Your answer to each item should be an essay of 350 to 800 words. (With a typical font and spacing, this comes to between 1½ and 3 pages.) It is recommended that you refer to outside sources as you consider these issues. Be sure to document your sources correctly.
How are the strategic resources of food, water, and energy interrelated? How will improved living standard increase demand for these resources? How can countries develop sustainable strategies for ensuring the availability of these resources for human health and economic growth?
Despite skyrocketing demand for energy, a transition from fossil fuels to alternative sources of energy on a large scale is not expected to occur in the short term. Why? What actions could be taken to speed this transition? What is the long-term cost of a gradual versus a rapid move to alternatives? Include the issue of climate change in your discussion.