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State of the World 2009: Into a Warming World (State of the World)

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The evidence continues to mount: melting ice caps, rising temperatures, increasingly frequent natural disasters. As the devastating effects of global warming come into sharper focus, societies must work to both mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to ongoing and inevitable climate change. The actions taken in the coming century will be critically important in determining whether or not we can salvage our environment. We cannot shrink from the overwhelming magnitude of climate change or the radical solutions it demands. The Worldwatch Institute's State of the World 2009investigates a wide range of potential paths to change, including new technology, policy changes, consumption, and finance, with the ultimate goal of mobilizing humanity around climate change and revealing global warming as one of the truly great challenges of our time.

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A comprehensive guide to global warming and the steps we must take to combat it.

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The premier environmental nonprofit shows the ways to transform our consumer culture into a culture centered on sustainability.

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'Growing evidence suggests that the global economy, rooted in ideas and assumptions that were progressive two hundred years ago, is now destroying its own ecological base and offering little to billions of impoverished people. In response, pioneers are creating the architecture of sustainable economies, one innovation at a time. State of the World 2008describes these innovations\'\"from microfinance to closed-loop manufacturing and the use of trusts to protect common resources\'\"as well as identifying the obstacles that prevent a critical mass of people and organizations from moving toward sustainability, and rallying coalitions of stakeholders that can produce win-win solutions and strategies for achieving specific sustainability goals.'

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For society to thrive long into the future, we must move beyond our unsustainable consumer culture to one that respects environmental realities. In State of the World 2010, the Worldwatch Institute"s award-winning research team reveals not only how human societies can make this shift but also how people around the world have already started to nurture a new culture of sustainability. Chapters present innovative solutions to global environmental problems, focusing on institutions that are the principal engineers of culture, such as governments, the media, and religious organizations. Written in clear, concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the Worldpresents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.

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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:
9780393334180
Author:
Worldwatch Institute
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Worldwatch Institute
Author:
The, Worldwatch Institute
Author:
The Worldwatch Institute
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
State of the World Series
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 304 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393334180 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive guide to global warming and the steps we must take to combat it.
"Synopsis" by , The premier environmental nonprofit shows the ways to transform our consumer culture into a culture centered on sustainability.
"Synopsis" by , 'Growing evidence suggests that the global economy, rooted in ideas and assumptions that were progressive two hundred years ago, is now destroying its own ecological base and offering little to billions of impoverished people. In response, pioneers are creating the architecture of sustainable economies, one innovation at a time. State of the World 2008describes these innovations\'\"from microfinance to closed-loop manufacturing and the use of trusts to protect common resources\'\"as well as identifying the obstacles that prevent a critical mass of people and organizations from moving toward sustainability, and rallying coalitions of stakeholders that can produce win-win solutions and strategies for achieving specific sustainability goals.'
"Synopsis" by , For society to thrive long into the future, we must move beyond our unsustainable consumer culture to one that respects environmental realities. In State of the World 2010, the Worldwatch Institute"s award-winning research team reveals not only how human societies can make this shift but also how people around the world have already started to nurture a new culture of sustainability. Chapters present innovative solutions to global environmental problems, focusing on institutions that are the principal engineers of culture, such as governments, the media, and religious organizations. Written in clear, concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the Worldpresents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.
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