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 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

State of the World 2007
Our Urban Future

In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in urban areas, marking the first time in history that humans are an urban species. State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future examines changes in the ways cities are managed, built,...

277 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 2006
Special Focus: China and India

State of the World 2006 provides a special focus on China and India and their impact on the world as major consumers of resources and polluters of local and global ecosystems. The report explains the critical need for both countries to "...

269 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 2005
Redefining Global Security

In State of the World 2005, Worldwatch researchers explore underlying sources of global insecurity including poverty, infectious disease, environmental degradation, and rising competition over oil and other resources. Find out why...

258 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 2004
Special Focus: The Consumer Society

With chapters on food, water, energy, the politics of consumption and redefining the good life, Worldwatch’s award-winning research team asks whether a less-consumptive society is possible—and then argues that it is essential.

271 pages
7 x 9.25

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
7 x 9.25

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