STATE OF THE WORLD 1996. A WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE REPORT ON PROGRESS TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY
In this edition, the Worldwatch Institute identifies and describes the rapid acceleration of trends that is driving human experimentation across thresholds of change far more rapidly than in the past, challenging our ability to react rationally and quickly. Among these accelerating trends are the deterioration of freshwater ecosystems, the emergence of new deadly diseases and the reemergence of diseases once thought to have been conquered, the competition for shrinking water supplies for agriculture and urban needs, the loss of topsoil, and the increasing number of pests resistant to pesticides. Climate change caused by greenhouse gases and polluting industries, and the evidence for global warming, are also addressed. Emerging sustainable industries are described, as are other positive trends used to counter the increasing negative environmental disturbances.
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- Brown, L R
- Publication Date: 1996
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 266 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Diseases and medical conditions; Earth; Ecosystems; Environmental impacts; Fresh water; Global warming; Greenhouse effect; Pesticides; Sustainable development; Topsoil; Trend (Statistics); Water pollution
- Subject Areas: Environment; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00724510
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 0393313395
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 1 1996 12:00AM