State of the World 2015
Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability
We think we understand environmental damage: pollution, water scarcity, a warming world. But these problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Food insecurity, financial assets drained of value by environmental damage, and a rapid rise in diseases of...

184 pages
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A Story of Science and Salvation

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • Winner of The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award A new classic of science reporting.”—The New York Times The true story of a small town...

576 pages
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Vital Signs 2010
The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

This seventeenth edition of the Worldwatch Institute series shows that climate change continues to cast a long shadow over the world’s leading economic, social, and environmental trends.

121 pages
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State of the World 2003
Reinventing Human Civilization

The challenges are still immense, of course, as the book also documents, but the building blocks for a historic reinvention of human civilization are now within reach.

254 pages
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Vital Signs 2011
The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

This eighteenth volume of the Worldwatch Institute series makes it clear that the Great Recession affects many of the world’s leading economic, social, and environmental trends—but that the impact can be very different by country.

130 pages
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State of the World 2002
Addressing Climate Change and Overpopulation

State of the World 2002 includes chapters on climate change, farming, toxic chemicals, sustainable tourism, population, resource conflicts and global governance.

295 pages
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State of the World 2001
The Challenge of a Globalizing World

From the thinning of the Arctic sea ice to the invasion of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, State of the World 2001 shows how the economic boom of the last decade has damaged natural systems. The increasingly visible evidence of...

280 pages
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State of the World 2000
Building a Sustainable Economy

State of the World 2000 shines a sharp light on the great challenge our civilization faces: how to use our political systems to manage the difficult and complex relationships between the global economy and the Earth's ecosystems. If we...

268 pages
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State of the World 1999
Looking Toward a Sustainable 21st Century

Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World presents a view of our changing world that we cannot afford to ignore.

253 pages
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