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Main Title State of the world, 2003 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gardner, Gary T.,
Bright, Chris.
Starke, Linda.
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 51310581
ISBN 0393051730; 9780393051735; 0393323862; 9780393323863
Subjects Sustainable development. ; Conservation of natural resources. ; Economic development--Environmental aspects. ; Nature--Effect of human beings on. ; Environmental protection.
Holdings
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Status
EIAM  HC59.15.S734 2003 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 06/20/2003
EJAM  HC59.S734 2003 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/06/2017
ENAM  HC59.S734 2003 Region 7 IRC Library/Kansas City,KS 04/19/2017
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xxiii, 241 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 25 cm.
Notes
"Special 20th anniversary edition"--Jacket. Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-230) and index. Other volumes are cataloged as a serial in LC.
Contents Notes
State of the world : a year in review / Lisa Mastny -- A history of our future / Chris Bright -- Watching birds disappear / Howard Youth -- Linking population, women, and biodiversity / Mia MacDonald with Danielle Nierenberg -- Combating malaria / Anne Platt McGinn -- Charting a new energy future / Janet Sawin -- Scrapping mining dependence / Payal Sampat -- Uniting divided cities / Molly O'Meara Sheehan -- Engaging religion in the quest for a sustainable world / Gary Gardner. "If we are going to reverse biodiversity loss, dampen the effects of global warming, and eliminate the scourge of persistent poverty, we need to reinvent ourselves--as individuals, as societies, as corporations, and as governments. In this 20th anniversary edition of a Worldwatch classic, the Institute's highly respected interdisciplinary research team argues that past successes--such as the elimination of smallpox and the encouraging drop in birth rates in many countries--prove that humanity is capable of redirecting itself in positive ways. Most encouraging, the world is sitting on the cusp of similar successes that could usher in a sustainable human civilization. The use of clean, renewable energy technologies, like wind turbines and photovoltaics for example, is growing at over 25 percent per year, and they are increasingly competitive with fossil fuels. Organic farming is the fastest-growing sector of the world agricultural economy, with the potential to rejuvenate rural communities from the Philippines to Sweden. And a quickening of religious interest in humanity's place in the natural environment could awaken a powerful new constituency to the cause of sustainability. 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." -- Worldwatch Institute website