Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

Earth education is traditionally confined to specific topics: ecoliteracy, outdoor education, environmental science. But in the coming century, on track to be the warmest in human history, every aspect of human life will be affected by our...

392 pages
6.5 x 8.38
30 photos, 30 illustrations

Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.7 billion people—are urban dwellers, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is...

448 pages
6.5 x 8.38
35 photos, 35 illustrations

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
7 x 9.25
illustrations, tables, boxes

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
7 x 9.25

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
7 x 9.25

State of the World 1998
Environmental Threats of Economic Growth

In this fifteenth edition of State of the World, Lester R. Brown and the Worldwatch research team look at the environmental effects of continuing economic growth as the economy outgrows the earth's ecosystem. As the global economy has...

245 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 2011
Innovations that Nourish the Planet

A compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on global innovations that can help solve a worldwide problem. State of the World 2011 not only introduces us to the latest agro-ecological innovations and their global...

264 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 2010
Transforming Cultures From Consumerism to Sustainability

Like a tsunami, consumerism has engulfed human cultures and Earth’s ecosystems. Left unaddressed, we risk global disaster. But if we channel this wave, intentionally transforming our cultures to center on sustainability, we will not only...

266 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 2009
Into a Warming World

It's New Year's Day, 2101. Somehow, humanity survived the worst of global warming—the higher temperatures and sea levels and the more intense droughts and storms—and succeeded in stabilizing the Earth's climate. Greenhouse...

283 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 2008
Innovations for a Sustainable Economy

Environmental issues were once regarded as irrelevant to economic activity, but today they are dramatically rewriting the rules for business, investors, and consumers. Around the world, innovative responses to climate change and other...

292 pages
7 x 9.25

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