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State of the World: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a Sustainable Society (State of the World)

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Publisher Comments:

Since September 11, 2001, many governments have reasserted the centrality of traditional, military-focused security. Yet the aftermath of the ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq underlines once more that lasting security is not found in soldiers, bullets, and tanks. "Security" concerns are only in part about violent conflict, a worst-case outcome that results from a broad range of underlying vulnerabilities. Worldwatch offers a broader perspective on these issues by reaffirming the importance of other, less-publicized threats to global stability and security: the complex interactions between environmental degradation, poverty, and inequity; growing human populations; and the international proliferation of deadly weapons. Emphasizing the opportunities for creating a less vulnerable, more secure world, State of the World 2005addresses a broad range of needed reforms, including those related to governance, economics, ethics, and education. With easy-to-read charts and tables, this volume presents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.

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How and why people consume and what impact consumption choices have on other human beings and the planet are the pivots for this year's edition. Chapters look at food, water, energy, governance, economics, the power of purchasing, and redefining the good life. The research teams asks if a less-consuming society is possible, and concludes that it is essential.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The focus here is on consumption, describing how our consumption habits drive ecological and social deterioration and how these can be redirected to reinforce environmental and social goals - like charting the most environmentaly sound path to a hydrogen-fuelled economy.

Synopsis:

Tackles the pressing issue of international security and its ramifications on the health of our planet.

Synopsis:

In , the Worldwatch Institute's award-winning research team focuses on consumption, pointing to the many ways in which our consumption habits drive ecological and social deterioration, as well as how these habits can be redirected to reinforce environmental and social goals.

Synopsis:

As always, State of the World 2004provides government officials, journalists, professors, students, and concerned citizens with a comprehensive analysis of the global environmental problems we face along with detailed descriptions of practical, innovative solutions like charting the most environmentally sound path to a hydrogen-fueled economy, or accelerating the rapidly growing conversion of farmers worldwide to organic farming and sustainable agriculture. Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World 2004presents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.

Synopsis:

As always, provides government officials, journalists, professors, students, and concerned citizens with a comprehensive analysis of the global environmental problems we face along with detailed descriptions of practical, innovative solutions like charting the most environmentally sound path to a hydrogen-fueled economy, or accelerating the rapidly growing conversion of farmers worldwide to organic farming and sustainable agriculture. Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, presents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.

About the Author

The Worldwatch Institute is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit research and publishing organization dedicated to fostering the evolution of an environmentally sustainable society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393325393
Manufactured:
Worldwatch Institute
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Manufactured:
Worldwatch Institute
Author:
The Worldwatch Institute
Author:
Worldwatch Institute
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Conservation of natural resources
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
Consumption
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
2004 Paperback
Series:
State of the World
Series Volume:
108-384
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Charts and tables
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.2 x 7 x 0.7 in 0.965 lb

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Product details 272 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393325393 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The focus here is on consumption, describing how our consumption habits drive ecological and social deterioration and how these can be redirected to reinforce environmental and social goals - like charting the most environmentaly sound path to a hydrogen-fuelled economy.
"Synopsis" by , Tackles the pressing issue of international security and its ramifications on the health of our planet.
"Synopsis" by , In , the Worldwatch Institute's award-winning research team focuses on consumption, pointing to the many ways in which our consumption habits drive ecological and social deterioration, as well as how these habits can be redirected to reinforce environmental and social goals.
"Synopsis" by , As always, State of the World 2004provides government officials, journalists, professors, students, and concerned citizens with a comprehensive analysis of the global environmental problems we face along with detailed descriptions of practical, innovative solutions like charting the most environmentally sound path to a hydrogen-fueled economy, or accelerating the rapidly growing conversion of farmers worldwide to organic farming and sustainable agriculture. Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World 2004presents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.
"Synopsis" by , As always, provides government officials, journalists, professors, students, and concerned citizens with a comprehensive analysis of the global environmental problems we face along with detailed descriptions of practical, innovative solutions like charting the most environmentally sound path to a hydrogen-fueled economy, or accelerating the rapidly growing conversion of farmers worldwide to organic farming and sustainable agriculture. Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, presents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.
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