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Main Title State of the world, 2001 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Brown, Lester Russell
Starke, Linda.
Publisher Norton,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 45764002
ISBN 0393048667; 9780393048667; 0393320820; 9780393320824
Subjects Economic development--Environmental aspects. ; Sustainable development. ; Conservation of natural resources.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  HC59 S745 2001 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 12/28/2001
ELDM  HC59.S74 2001 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 03/10/2006 DISPERSAL
ERAM  HC59.S734 2001 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/16/2014
Collation xx, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-261) and index.
Contents Notes
In this volume, the Institute's research team takes a fresh look at the most difficult challenge the world faces: how to build an environmentally sustainable economy before we do permanent damage to the natural systems that support our global civilization. From the thinning of the Arctic sea ice to the invasion of the mosquito borne West Nile virus, this work shows how the economic boom of the last decade has damaged natural systems. The increasingly visible evidence of environmental deterioration is only the tip of a much more dangerous problem: the growing inequities in wealth and income between countries and within countries, inequities that will generate enormous social unrest and pressure for change. The authors argue that to solve the Earth's environmental problems, we must simultaneously address the problems of the world's poor peoples. The book demonstrates that there are ways to move rapidly to improve the environment and meet the material needs of all 6 billion members of the human family. More than 10 million people have already benefited from small loans from micro credit programs like those pioneered by the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and BancoSol in Bolivia. And farmers in developing countries are converting to organic agriculture to grow organic foods to export to industrial countries.