• Minerals and United States Policy

      Park, C.F. Jr (University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory, 1972-08)
      All indications are that the United States is going to need very much larger amounts of all nonrenewable resources in the future than are being used at present. Assuming that the population is stabilized at about 300 million people by the year 2000, and that the present per capita consumption of nonrenewable raw materials is maintained, then the nation will require 1/3 more raw materials than at present. If standards of living improve, the demands will be correspondingly greater.