This annual volume from the Worldwatch Institute gives prominence to key trends that too often escape the attention of the news media, world leaders and economic experts. By distilling 45 vital signs of our times from thousands of government, industrial and scientific sources, the volume allows readers to track key indicators that show social, economic and environmental progress, or the lack or it. Each trend is presented in both text and graphics.
'Excellent material to be included in the reference libraries. Social and Environmental Accounting Journal, Vol. 26, Issue 2, Sept. 2006 'An interesting book.' Elements 'It's an information packed read: a bluffer's guide to the world and its future.' What on Earth 'Carefully selected data distilled into vital signs.' Social and Environmental Accounting
Acknowledgements * Foreword * Overview: The Triple Health Challenge * Part One: Key Indicator - Food and Agriculture Trends * Energy Trends * Atmospheric Trends * Economic Trends * Transportation Trends * Health and Social Trends * Military Trends * Part Two: Special Features - Environmental Features * Economy and Finance Features * Resource Economics Features * Transportation Features * Health Features * Social Features * Notes * the Vital Signs Series