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Main Title Vital signs 2007-2008 : the trends that are shaping our future /
Publisher Norton,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 154707131
ISBN 9780393331295; 0393331296
Subjects Environmental indicators. ; Economic development--Environmental aspects. ; Environmental impact analysis. ; Nature--Effect of human beings on--Forecasting. ; Consumption (Economics)--Forecasting. ; Economic indicators. ; Social indicators. ; Environmental monitoring. ; Economic forecasting. ; Environmental degradation. ; Economic development--Environmental aspects. ; Human influence on nature--Forecasting. ; Consumption (Economics)--Forecasting. ; Social conditions. ; Economic conditions. ; Statistics. ; Social conditions.--sears
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EIAM  GE140.V58 2007 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 12/07/2009
Edition 1st ed.
Collation 166 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-161).
Contents Notes Food and Agriculture Trends -- Grain Production Falls and Prices Surge -- Soybean Demand Continues to Drive Production -- Meat Output and Consumption Grow -- Seafood Increasingly Popular and Scarce -- Irrigated Area Stays Stable -- Energy and Climate Trends -- Fossil Fuel Use Up Again -- Nuclear Power Virtually Unchanged -- Wind Power Still Soaring -- Solar Power Shining Bright -- Biofuel Flows Surge -- Carbon Emissions Continue Unrelenting Rise -- Weather-related Disasters Climb -- Ozone Layer Stabilizing But Not Recovered -- Social and Economic Trends -- Population Rise Slows But Continues -- World is Soon Half Urban -- Economy and Strain on Environment Both Grow -- Steel Production Soars -- Aluminum Production Continues Upward -- Gold Mining Output Drops Slightly -- Roundwood Production Up -- Transportation and Communications Trends -- Vehicle Production Rises Sharply -- Bicycle Production Up Slightly -- Air Travel Reaches New Heights -- Cell Phones Widely Used, Internet Growth Slows -- Conflict and Peace Trends -- Number of Violent Conflicts Steady -- Peacekeeping Expenditures Hit New Record -- Nuclear Weeapons Treaty Eroding -- Food and Agriculture Features -- Agribusinesses Consolidate Power -- Egg Production Doubles Since 1990 -- Avian Flu Spreads -- Environment Features -- Climate Change Affects Terrestrial Biodiversity -- Threats to Species Accelerate -- Invasive Species Drive Biodiversity Loss -- Ocean Pollution Worsens and Spreads -- Bottled Water Consumption Jumps -- Sustainable Communities Become More Popular -- Social and Economic Features -- Progress Toward the MDGs Is Mixed -- Literacy Improves Worldwide -- Child Labor Harms Many Young Lives -- Informal Economy Thrives in Cities -- Socially Responsible Investment Grows Rapidly -- Health Features -- HIV/AIDS Continues Worldwide Climb -- Malaria Remains a Threat -- Male Reproductive Health Declines. This report tracks and analyzes 44 trends that are shaping our future, and includes graphs and charts to provide a visual comparison over time. Categories of trends include: Food, Agricultural Resources, Energy and Climate, Global Economy, Resource Economics, Environment, Conflict and Peace, Communications and Transportation, Population and Society, and Health and Disease.
Place Published New York
Corporate Au Added Ent Worldwatch Institute.
PUB Date Free Form c2007
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Merged OCLC records 762201926
OCLC Time Stamp 20120315121816
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04390cam 2200589Ia 45020