This annual volume from the Worldwatch Institute gives prominence to key trends that often escape the attention of the news media, world leaders and economic experts. The book distils 36 vital signs of our times from thousands of governmental, industrial and scientific sources, allowing readers to track key indicators that show our social, economic and environmental progress, or lack of it. Each trend is presented in both text and graphics, providing a thorough overview.
Table of Contents
Overview - Poverty and Inequality Block Progress * Part 1: Key Indicators - Food Trends * Energy and Atmosphere Trends * Economic Trends * Transportation and Communications Trends * Health and Social Trends * Military Trends * Part 2: Special Features - Environment Features * Economy Features * Resource Economics Features * Health and Social Features * Military and Governance Features * Notes * The Vital Signs Series