Vital Signs 2000-2001: The Environmental Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Vital Signs 2000-2001

The Environmental Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, 1st Edition

By Lester R. Brown, Michael Renner, Brian Halweil


192 pages

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This ninth annual edition of Vital Signs takes the world's pulse by compiling a wide-ranging collection of trends that identify both problems and progress in the quest for a sustainable society. It highlights both alarming situations and encouraging developments. Part One is a comprehensive presentation of the key indicators in areas such as food, agriculture, energy, atmosphere, economics, transport and the military. Part Two provides in-depth special feature articles on: environmental features, such as transgenic crops and paper recycling; economic features, such as environmental taxes and corporate mergers; and social features, such as tuberculosis, prisons and women in politics.

Table of Contents

Foreword * Overview: The Acceleration of Change * Part One: Key Indicators - Food Trends * Agricultural Trends * Energy Trends * Atmospheric Trends * Economic Trends * Transportation Trends * Communication Trends * Social Trends * Military Trends * Part Two: Special Features - Environmental Features * Economic Features * Social Features * Notes * The Vital Signs Series

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development