This volume takes a look at the trends that have put the global economy on a collision course with the Earth's ecosystems. It aims to provide a vital synthesis ranging across a wide spectrum of both the social and natural sciences. Published annually in 28 languages, each edition draws on the knowledge of the Worldwatch Institute's team of writers and researchers.
The Worldwatch Institute is one of the world's leading research centres into environmentally sustainable development. It is based in Washington, DC.
Acknowledgements * List of Boxes, Tables, and Figures * Preface * State of the World: A Year in Review * A History of Our Future * Watching the Birds Disappear * Linking Population, Women, and Biodiversity * Combating Malaria * Charting a New Energy Future * Scrapping Mining Dependence * Uniting Divided Cities * Engaging Religion in the Quest for a Sustainable World * Notes * Index