Vital Signs Volume 21
The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

Vital Signs Volume 21 is all about growth. From natural disasters to cars to organic farming, the two dozen trends examined here indicate both increasing pressure on natural resources and scaled up efforts to live more sustainably.

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152 pages
7 x 9.25
7 photos, 91 illustrations

Climate Change in the Midwest
A Synthesis Report for the National Climate Assessment

Jerry L. Hatfield, Bidwell, and Daniel Brown; Edited by Julie A. Winkler and Jeffrey A. Andresen

Developed to inform the 2013 National Climate Assessment, and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage and conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Climate Change in the Midwest...

272 pages
8 x 10
32 illustrations

New Principles for Conservation and Management

Scientists tell us that climate change is upon us and the physical world is changing quickly with important implications for biodiversity and human well-being. Forests cover vast regions of the globe and serve as a first line of defense against...

224 pages
6 x 9
16 illustrations

Climate change is no laughing matter-but maybe it should be. The topic is so critical that everyone, from students to policy-makers to voters, needs a quick and easy guide to the basics. The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change...

216 pages
7 x 10

State of the World 2014
Governing for Sustainability

Citizens expect their governments to lead on sustainability. But from largely disappointing international conferences like Rio II to the U.S.’s failure to pass meaningful climate legislation, governments’ progress has been lackluster...

320 pages
7 x 9.25
29 photos, 10 illustrations

Climate Change and Infrastructure, Urban Systems, and Vulnerabilities
Technical Report for the U.S. Department of Energy in Support of the National Climate Assessment

Thomas J. Wilbanks and Steven Fernandez

Hurricane Irene ruptured a Baltimore sewer main, resulting in 100 million gallons of raw sewage flooding the local watershed. Levee failures during Hurricane Katrina resulted in massive flooding which did not recede for months. With temperatures...

108 pages
8 x 10

Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use
Technical Report for the U.S. Department of Energy in Support of the National Climate Assessment

Developed to inform the 3rd National Climate Assessment, and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage and conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy, Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use...

86 pages
8 x 10

Climate Change in the Northwest
Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities

Edited by Meghan M. Dalton, Philip Mote, and Amy K. Snover

Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities is aimed at assessing the state of knowledge about key climate impacts and consequences to various sectors and communities in the northwest United...

270 pages
8 x 10

Climate of the Southeast United States
Variability, Change, Impacts, and Vulnerability

Edited by Keith Ingram, Kirstin Dow, Lynn Carter, and Julie Anderson

Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Climate of the Southeast United States is the result of a collaboration among three Regional Integrated Sciences and...

342 pages
8 x 10

Foreclosing the Future
The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has vowed that his institution will fight poverty and climate change, a claim that World Bank presidents have made for two decades. But if worldwide protests and reams of damning internal reports are any...

320 pages
6 x 9

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