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Main Title State of the World 2009 : into a warming world : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Starke, Linda.
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 227016671
ISBN 9780393334180; 039333418X
Subjects Climatic changes. ; Global warming. ; Global environmental change. ; Global temperature changes. ; Greenhouse gases--Environmental aspects. ; Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric. ; Environmental protection. ; Environmental policy. ; Climatic changes--Environmental aspects.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  HC59.S734 2009 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 12/07/2009
ERAM  HC59 .S734 2009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/24/2009
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xxv, 262 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, charts ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-247) and index. Other volumes are cataloged as a serial in LC.
Contents Notes
Collects over twenty-five articles that examine the long-term consequences of global warming, focusing on the human and ecological effects of inaction with regard to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, and covers the importance of new technologies as well as human choice. "The evidence continues to mount: melting ice caps, rising temperatures, increasingly frequent natural disasters. As the devastating effects of global warming come into sharper focus, societies must work to both mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to ongoing and inevitable climate change. The actions taken in the coming century will be critically important in determining whether or not we can salvage our environment. We cannot shrink from the overwhelming magnitude of climate change or the radical solutions it demands. The Worldwatch Institute's State of the World 2009 investigates a wide range of potential paths to change, including new technology, policy changes, consumption, and finance, with the ultimate goal of mobilizing humanity around climate change and revealing global warming as one of the truly great challenges of our time." -- Publisher's website