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US seen as ‘first among equals’ in 2030: NIC report

ASSESSMENT:While China will become the world’s largest economy, the NIC says the US will probably remain the top player because of its role in resolving global crises

AFP, WASHINGTON

The study also expects major benefits from technology by 2030, but warned that climate change posed serious challenges.

With a growing population and rising incomes, the planet’s demand for water, food and energy will grow by 35, 40 and 50 percent respectively by 2030.

“We are not necessarily headed into a world of scarcities, but leaders will need to act to avert such a future,” said Christopher Kojm, the council’s chairman.

Additional reporting by William Lowther

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