This volume takes a look at the trends that have put the global economy on a collision course with the Earth's ecosystems. It aims to provide a vital synthesis ranging across a wide spectrum of both the social and natural sciences. Published annually in 28 languages, each edition draws on the knowledge of the Worldwatch Institute's team of writers and researchers.
'A must-buy.' Paul Ganderton, TEG British Ecological Society 'The most important annual review of how the world's environment is going.' BBC Wildlife 'A thought-provoking book which is well worth reading.' Geographical Association 'No book comes close to producing the mix of quality writing with data.' Paul Ganderton, TEG British Ecological Society The world's resources are being plundered, human populations spiral ever upwards and natural habitats continue to disappear. Worldwatch tells it like it is, every year.' 40 Wildlife Classics, BBC Wildlife 'The State of the World Reports have changed considerably throughout the years. By doing so they are well positioned to continue their information role while expanding their active contributions towards achieving a sustainable society.' Environmental Sciences 'This 20th edition provides good documentation of steps towards a sustainable society, and initiatives that are essential to continue making progress.' Pesticides News 'Takes a fresh look at the trends that have put the global economy on a collision course with the Earth's ecosystems.' Sustain
Acknowledgements * List of Boxes, Tables, and Figures * Preface * State of the World: A Year in Review * A History of Our Future * Watching the Birds Disappear * Linking Population, Women, and Biodiversity * Combating Malaria * Charting a New Energy Future * Scrapping Mining Dependence * Uniting Divided Cities * Engaging Religion in the Quest for a Sustainable World * Notes * Index