Vital Signs 2001: The Environmental Trends That Are Shaping Our Futureby Janet N. Abramovitz (Joint Author), Worldwatch Institute
This tenth volume in the series from the Worldwatch Institute shows in graphic form the key trends that often
The global trends documented in Vital Signs 2001 -- from the rapid increase in the use of wind power to the continued warming of the planet -- will play a large role in determining the quality of our lives and our children's lives in this new century.
This tenth volume in the series from the Worldwatch Institute shows in graphic form the key trends that often escape the attention of the news media and world leaders, trends that are often ignored by economic experts as they plan for the future. Written by the staff of the award-winning Worldwatch Institute, this book gives readers easy access to indicators that show social, economic, and environmental progress, or the lack of it. The carefully selected data have been distilled into "vital signs" from thousands of documents from government, industry, scientific bodies, and international organizations.
Each year, Vital Signs presents emerging trends in more than 100 clear and compelling tables and graphs, accompanied by concise, thoughtful analysis. Whether you read Vital Signs as a preview of the next decade or to verify a particular trend, you will find it comprehensive and authoritative. Vital Signs is also an excellent companion to Worldwatch's annual State of the World.
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