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Main Title Vital signs 2012 : the trends that are shaping our future /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Renner, Michael.
Starke, Linda.
Rosbotham, Lyle.
Publisher Worldwatch Institute,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 776517705
ISBN 9781610913713; 161091371X
Subjects Environmental monitoring. ; Economic development--Monitoring. ; Consumption (Economics)--Forecasting. ; Social indicators. ; Agriculture. ; Population.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  HC79.E5W67 2012 New Books Region 2 Library/New York,NY 08/24/2012 STATUS
ERAM  HC79.E5W67 2012 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/29/2012
Collation 130 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Energy trends : Oil market resumes growth after stumble in 2009 ; Global natural gas consumption regains momentum ; Nuclear generation capacity falls ; Gobal wind power growth takes a breather in 2010 ; Another record year for solar power, but clouds on the horizon ; Biofuels regain momentum ; Global hydropower installed capacity and use increase ; Energy poverty remains a global challenge for the future -- Transportation trends : Auto industry stages comeback from near-death experience ; High-speed rail networks expand -- Environment and climate trends : Carbon markets struggle to maintain momentum ; Carbon capture and storage attracts government attention -- Food and agriculture trends : World grain production down in 2010, but recovering ; Organic agriculture sustained through economic crisis ; Sugar production dips ; Fish production from aquaculture rises while marine fish stocks continue to decline ; Meat production and consumption continue to grow -- Global economy and resources trends : World's forests continue to fall as demand for food and land goes up ; Tropical forests push payments for ecosystem services onto the global stage ; Value of fossil fuel subsidies declines, national bans emerging ; Energy intensity is rising slightly -- Population and society trends : World labor force growing at divergent rates ; Women slowly close gender gap with men ; Numbers of overweight on the rise.